Neil Forester has been admitted as a Fellow of the AAML – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


“I am incredibly honored to be included in such a distinguished group of family law practitioners,” said Neil. “I believe wholeheartedly in the AAML’s mission to improve the practice of matrimonial law, and I hope to lend what expertise I can to upgrade the practice of family law in California, and to mentor younger lawyers in our field.”


We’re pleased to announce that Neil Forester has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  Comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, AAML members are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity. To be elected, each Fellow must complete a rigorous selection process that includes interviews, examinations, and professional and judicial evaluations. The greater Sacramento region boasts seven additional AAML fellows among an 80-member Northern California Chapter.

Neil is a certified family law specialist* and managing shareholder of FPS. Spanning more than 15 years, his practice is tailored to marital dissolutions with complex financial issues involving business entities and multi-million-dollar stakes. Neil also represents clients in pre and post-marital agreements, interstate and international child custody disputes, and matters involving domestic violence restraining orders.

Between his legal practice, Neil serves on the boards of directors for nonprofits WEAVE and NorCal Boxer Rescue and volunteers as the head coach for Folsom High School’s Speech and Debate Team.

Beyond the office, Neil can usually be found in the backyard smoking ribs, on the course searching for his ball, at the pub cheering on the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, planning the next foodie getaway, concentrating on his daily NYT crossword, listening to the latest true-crime podcast, or helping his wife teach ASL to their deaf rescue pup Marlee.

Recognized by his attorney peers, Neil is named on the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” list, Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list, and the Northern California Super Lawyers “Top Lawyers in Family Law” list. In 2014, he was recognized by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors at the Human Services Recognition Ceremony as a “Hero of Human Services” for his work to rebuild WEAVE’s Legal Department. He earned his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law and was a member of the school’s first Anthony M. Kennedy Fellowship class.



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, guardianships, and related actions. The legal team can be reached at or 916 293 4000. This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.
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