Damon B. Forney is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. This is the highest designation for specialization which the State Bar offer. He practices in San Diego County in the areas of divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation and other family law areas. Mr. Forney was born in Ohio and went to undergraduate at the University of California. He then went back to Ohio for his law degree at Case Western Reserve University which he obtained in 1997. Since that time, Attorney Forney has been a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney and an Assistant United States Attorney in San Diego. He has worked in the family law field for over a decade. In January of 2017, Mr. Forney and Mr. Doppelt formed a new law firm: Doppelt and Forney San Diego Divorce Lawyers, APLC. Mr. Forney has committed his life to protecting the rights of his clients and also trying to obtain their goals.
Lawyer Damon B. Forney practices in all of the San Diego Family Law Courthouses including San Diego Main Family Law as well as in North County at the Vista Courthouse. He also represents clients in South Bay at the Chula Vista Courthouse and in North County at the Vista Courthouse. His practice is limited to family law which can be a very complicated area. Attorney Damon B. Forney is an experienced litigator due to his many years as a Prosecutor and has been lead attorney on many cases which went to jury trial. In family law, there are no jury trials so many family law attorneys have never actually done a jury trial. This experience assists his clients who have to litigate their case before a Judge. Mr. Forney has also had many non jury [bench] trials. Bench trials are the only trials for family law cases except for a paternity case in which there is a right to a jury trial and also court appointed counsel. Mr. Forney brings his years of experience to try and settle cases if at all possible. He is able to negotiate many settlements on complex and non complex cases however, if the case cannot be settled, then he will go to court with the client and argue their case to the best of his ability.
Family law is a very complicated area and consists of many different subsections. To begin with, there are three main areas of family law: divorce; paternity and legal separation. It becomes more complicated as some of these have the same issues and some do not. For example, both legal separation and divorce have issues of division of debt and assets as well as [if there are a child or children] child support and also may have spousal support among other issues. In a paternity case, there are no issues of alimony or division of assets and debts. An experienced family law attorney, such as Mr. Forney, knows the intricacies of all of these issues and can help you.