About Donald R. Forbes

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Donald Forbes was born October 20, 1951 in Fresno, California. He graduated from McLane High School in 1969. He attended Fresno City College and University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 1974 with a degree in history. He received his law degree from the San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno in 1978.

Donald was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978, and worked as a staff research attorney for the Fresno County Superior Court until he joined the firm of Helon & Manfredo in 1981.

Mr. Forbes' practice has covered a broad range of matters, including business and general civil litigation (trial and appellate), agricultural issues, real property, contract and business disputes and personal injury cases. He has served as judge pro tem for the Fresno County Superior Court, most recently as a settlement conference officer and also at the juvenile court. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator by private and court appointment.

Mr. Forbes has attained a BV® rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.