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Alan Orantes Forst

Alan Orantes Forst, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1986.


  • Forst, Alan Orantes was born on December 13, 1958 in Pittsburgh. Son of Melvin Ronald and Eileen (Reinwasser) Forst.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, School Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1980. Juris Doctor, Catholic University, 1985.


    • Intern to Senator Hayakawa United States Senate, Washington, 1978, intern to Senator Stone, 1980. Special assistant to staff director United States Civil Rights Commission, 1981. Special assistant to assistant attorney general for civil rights United States Department Justice, 1982.

      Special assistant to president Legal Services Corporation, 1983. Law clerk Department Justice, 1984. Attorney editor National Legal Center for Public Interest, 1986.

      Attorney adviser Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, 1986-1987. Special assistant to chairman Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1987-1989. Special assistant to director office of federal contract compliance programs United States Department Labor, 1989-1992, special assistant to administrator wage and hour division, 1992-1993.

      Counsel United States Merit Systems Protection Board, 1993-1997. Employment counsel United States Department Commerce, 1997-1998. With Crary-Buchanan, Stuart, Florida, since 1998.

      Secretary, vice president B'nai B'rith Capital Legal Council, Washington, 1986-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1986.


    • Newsletter editor National Legal Center for Public Interest, Washington, 1986-1987. Editor Judicial/Legislation WatchReport, 1986-1987. Co-author: The Legal System Assault on the Economy, Volunteer II, 1986.


    Volunteer Big Brothers of National Capital Area, 1981-1991, Teen Mentor Program, Department of Labor, Washington, 1990-1992. Co-chairman Washington Republican Precinct, 1983-1987. Member National Republican Lawyers' Association, Federalist Society (national symposium coordinator 1985), Capital Legal Council (secretary 1986-1987, vice president 1988-1991), Florida Bar Association (labor and employment law section, vice chairman since 2000), Florida Bar Equal Opportunities Section, Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Federalist Society Civil Rights LAw Practice Group.



    Sports, politics.


    • Married Diana Orantes, May 25, 1986. Children: Amanda Sydney, Andrew Thomas, Victoria Inez.
    • father: Melvin Ronald Forst
    • mother: Eileen (Reinwasser) Forst
    • spouse: Diana Orantes
    • children: Amanda Sydney Forst
    • Andrew Thomas Forst
    • Victoria Inez Forst
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    Born December 13, 1958
    (age 58)