Byron M. Forrest
Specializing in civil litigation, Byron M. Forrest has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Forrest also has a strong personal interest in representing veterans who are denied their benefits by the Veterans Administration.
A sixth-generation Texan, Byron relocated to New Orleans from San Antonio after a stint in Washington D.C., where he worked for a government contractor and provided logistical support to U.S. Treasury Department financial advisors located in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Senegal, and the Dominican Republic.
As a member of the First Battalion, First Marine Regiment, Byron served as an infantryman from 2002 to 2006, traveled to various countries including Iraq, and was then honorably discharged at the rank of corporal.
In December 2009 Byron graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies. While there he was a founding member of the Student Veterans Association and served as that organization’s first secretary.
Loyola’s College of Law awarded him a juris doctorate degree in 2013. While there, Byron co-founded and served as the first president of the Veterans Advocacy Legal Society. In that capacity, Byron assisted with the development of reoccurring and free legal clinics for veterans in New Orleans. He is also an active member and the Judge Advocate of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8973.