The readers of Durham Magazine recently voted Forrest Firm founder and principal attorney James Forrest as one of the area’s best attorneys in an annual reader survey.

Featured in the August 2014 issue of the magazine, the annual readers’ survey covers all aspects of life and work in the Bull City.  Categories include dining, shopping, and multiple personal and business services.  Nearly 5,000 Durham Magazine readers participated in the 2014 online poll.

Durham Magazine readers named James Forrest the Gold Winner (2nd place) in the category for Best Lawyer.  Forrest launched the Forrest Firm in January 2011, located in south Durham near Research Triangle Park.  The firm serves hundreds of businesses around the Tar Heel State, with a strong core of clients in the Triangle involved in a myriad of industries. Key service areas at the business-centric law firm include contracts, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and employment law.

“Receiving this type of recognition is a true honor,” stated Forrest.  “In fact, it’s one of the best kinds of professional validations you can receive as a lawyer.  Due to the nature of our profession, we strive for (and often receive) peer recognition and respect, but as with other types of businesses, we also crave positive feedback from the clients and communities we serve.  I’d like to personally thank the readers of Durham Magazine—people who live and work in our community—for gracing us with this award, their continued support of the Forrest Firm, and their own enduring work in making Durham a place I am continuously proud to call home –both for my family and my business.”

For a list of winners across every category of Durham Magazine’s annual readers’ poll, pick up your copy of the August issue at area retailers.