FPS Shareholders are Certified Family Law Specialists, State Bar of California

From the family room to the courtroom, we bring you peace of mind.

About Us


Michelle, Matt, and Neil have practiced exclusively in the field of family law at various Sacramento-area firms. In 2015, Neil and Matt co-founded Forester Purcell Inc., and within a year, Michelle had joined the team to create FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC — focused on specialized counsel for complex family law issues.


Our founders are “Certified Family Law Specialists” – a designation governed by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certified lawyers are the only attorneys allowed to publicly represent themselves as specialists or experts in a select area of the law. This designation is reserved for attorneys with the highest public commitment to excellence in their area of practice.


FPS attorneys take pride in being named on peer-voted lists such as the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers, and Northern California Super Lawyers.


Once you sign a retainer agreement with our firm, your problems become our problems. We lose sleep worrying about your legal problems while you might just get some rest for the first time in months. Obligations to clients flow from our rules of professional conduct. Legal fees reflect that high level of obligation. Before we agree to representation, we make sure our clients understand all costs and risks involved in a proposed course of action.

We were grandparents trying to navigate through Probate Court to keep guardianship of our grandchildren. Matt was wonderful at addressing everyone's needs, extremely communicative and articulate in court, and aware of exactly what we needed to do.

~ Gail Lindhorst / Client

Kristen has always been straightforward and incredibly helpful with regards to my, what should have been simple, divorce . . . She is patient, knowledgeable, and also isn't afraid to get things done when push comes to shove to protect/represent her client.

~ Chelsea Dake / Client

I was represented by Neil Forester. I am an attorney so I understand the service aspect very well. Neil was responsive and kept me well informed. He explained options as clearly as the law allows and made recommendations that resulted in a settlement without the expense of litigation.

~ Stuart Adams / Client

Family law issues are complicated, let alone emotional and stressful. We bring direction, clarity, and sense to domestic disputes. Every day, we advocate for moms, dads, husbands, wives, and most importantly, children. We get results inside and outside of the courtroom, and work to secure fair treatment for our clients. Call to schedule a consultation and find the right fit with one of our attorneys. 


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