Forrest Firm Attorney Jonathan Bogues Honored as NCCU Forty Under Forty, ABA Fellow

Jon Bogues in Conference Room

This month Forrest Firm attorney Jonathan Bogues is in the spotlight! Jonathan joined the Firm earlier this year, bringing strong ties to the community and exceptional client service. He currently counsels both our non-profit and commercial real estate clients. 

North Carolina Central University’s Forty under Forty Alumni Awards Bogues recently selected Bogues as a 2021 honoree. “It was humbling to be notified of my nomination for NCCU’s 40 under 40 alumni award. I consider it an honor to be recognized alongside so many prestigious fellow alumni from this year and years past,” remarked Bogues.

Jonathan Bogues’ recognition continues with being awarded the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellow, a nation-wide selection process. The fellowship is a two-year program, beginning with a rigorous application process and requiring a CLE presentation as well as an in-depth written summary of their experience upon completion.

The program is designed for young attorneys in the first several years of their career to encourage involvement in their specific area of practice and supports attendance at ABA sponsored conferences for learning and networking opportunities in the field. Bogues noted that “though the application process is intensive, the opportunity to network with and learn from the best and brightest attorneys in the field is worth its weight in gold. I am thrilled for this opportunity, as well as professional development and experiences involved, to help propel my career to the next level.” 

Outside of the office, Jonathan is committed to empowering the people in the community to reach their full potential. He served as a past chair for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Men of Color Project and dedicates time volunteering with both the NC Pro Bono Resource Center and Legal Aid of NC. He served as a past chair for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Men of Color Project and dedicates time volunteering with both the NC Pro Bono Resource Center and Legal Aid of N.C. Most recently, he served as a panelist for the Resource Center’s Law Student Summit, focused on Pro Bono for the non-public interest lawyer and the private practice lawyer. Jonathan can also be found supporting local organizations such as the 100 Black Men of America Triangle East, and the YMCA.

Currently, Jonathan is serving as the secretary for the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, helping to coordinate volunteers for the NCBA Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services in response to Tropical Storm Fred affecting Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania Counties in Western, NC. Beginning in January of 2022, he will be serving as the President of the Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers division.

Jonathan, thank you for all you do to serve our clients, willingness to lend a helping hand to colleagues, and commitment to making your community a better place. Congratulations on your outstanding awards and recognitions!