Forrest Andrews is a Florida Board-Certified Appellate Attorney and Partner with Lydecker Diaz, a full-service law firm with more than 80 attorneys and with offices in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
As one of only about 200 Board-Certified Appellate Attorneys in Florida, Forrest brings deep and broad experience in appellate, commercial, and state and federal litigation in high-profile cases.
Forrest provides litigation support services to trial counsel by developing effective strategies at the trial level in anticipation of an appeal. He is often brought in at the beginning of a case to guide insurance clients, identify the issues to raise, the arguments to make, and the procedures to navigate.
Before coming to Lydecker Diaz in 2018, Forrest served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Miami. He began his career in 2005 with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office as an assistant state attorney before moving on to the Florida Office of the Attorney General as an assistant attorney general.
When working with clients, Forrest provides them with the right guidance, strategy, and recommendations to move their case forward and resolve cases quickly and successfully. He helps them anticipate issues, see possibilities, and go beyond winning the case to securing rulings that bring clarity for future cases.
Comprehensive preparation is a hallmark of Forrest’s approach. He understands how an issue is likely to play out in front of a jury or judge, develops contingency plans, and has an answer for every possible development. He operates outside of conventional thinking, has cultivated a highly respected reputation among appellate judges, and knows how to write motions and briefs that educate and influence on behalf of his clients.
Forrest earned his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 2005 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware in 2002.
He enjoys sports, particularly baseball, and loves playing basketball. He likes to travel and spend time outdoors.