FPS Among Sacramento’s 2018 “Best of the Bar” Honorees

Congratulations to Neil Forester and Michelle Stowell for their showing in the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2018 lineup of top lawyers known as the “Best of the Bar” in the region. This year’s listing includes 175 lawyers selected through an in-depth scoring process that includes being nominated and vetted by a panel of their peers.

Check out the full list of 2018 honorees in the August 24th edition of the newspaper, or online here and here (subscription required).

The Best of the Bar publication provides a glimpse of how some of Sacramento’s top attorneys spend their free time and what they hope to accomplish in the future. Here are the answers we provided to the Business Journal editors:


Neil M. E. Forester, Managing Shareholder, Certified Family Law Specialist

Practice Area: Family Law (divorce, property division, child custody, spousal and child support, prenuptial agreements)

Education: California State University, Sacramento, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, English, 2001; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Distinction, 2004

Advice to new lawyers: Start developing your professional network NOW. Leverage classmates, lawyer peers, friends and neighbors. Your relationships will be your biggest portable asset, no matter where your career takes you. The people you know today will be the decisions-makers who hire you tomorrow.

Most memorable vacation experience: An errant nine iron found my forehead on the 9th hole of the Plantation course in Kapalua. We finished the picturesque round with an extra box of tissues and then headed to the first aid shack for some vacation stitches above my brow.

Top item on your bucket list: Walk on the moon. (homage to my Apollo 11 namesakes)

Who would you most like to have a business lunch with: Bobby Axelrod


Michelle L Stowell CFLSMichelle L. Stowell, Shareholder, Certified Family Law Specialist

Practice Area: Family Law (divorce, property division, child custody, spousal and child support, prenuptial agreements, special needs children)

Education: University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1990; Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, Master of Arts, International Relations, 1992; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Great Distinction, 2001

Most memorable vacation experience:  Visiting the Alhambra Palace in Spain

Top item on your bucket list: Visiting a French-speaking country with my daughter, Layla, who is minoring in French.

Who would you most like to have a business lunch with?  Warren Buffett

Advice to new lawyers: Make time for your family. Work can wait.

 

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FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC  is a Northern California law firm focused exclusively on specialized counsel for complex divorce and family law issues. The firm’s founders are recognized by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Family Law Specialists and regularly represent business owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals (or their spouses) in divorce, premarital agreements, and related actions. The legal team can be reached at info@foresterpurcell.com or 916 293 4000. This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.
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