Title: Retired Attorney-At-Law
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
William Harper Forman, Jr., Attorney-at-Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law and education.
Coming from a long line of illustrious lawyers, Mr. Forman always knew he would excel at a career in the legal field. Aware of the profession from a young age, he took a particular interest in political science and proceeded to major in the field for his undergraduate studies at Tulane University. In 1958, he earned a Bachelor of Arts, which was shortly followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1961. That same year, he began working for the state of Louisiana. However, his legal career initially was put on hold when he became involved with the military, though he continued to work intermittently during his time off.
From 1961 until 1963, Mr. Forman served with the United States Air Force at Clark Air Force Base overseas in the Philippines. He was commissioned as the first lieutenant to the judge advocate prior to taking on the role of captain and staff judge advocate, which he held until 1967. Later that year, he advanced through the grades to captain. By 1968, he had relocated to Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. His ultimate role with the Air Force was that of lieutenant colonel and judge advocate for the international law division in Washington, D.C. Retiring in 1989, Mr. Forman returned to his legal work full-time as an associate for the Law Offices of Inabnett, Suthon, Forman and Justrabo. In 2000, he ventured into the realm of taking on the role of professor at the Naval War College. He remained there for 11 years, demonstrating consistent success and enlightening young lawyers on the many possibilities their future held.
In light of his many accomplishments, Mr. Forman has earned myriad awards. Since 1986, he has earned consecutive AV-Preeminent Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell. In 1987, he earned a Meritorious Service Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution, which was followed by the Medal of the Louisiana Association from the Society of Cincinnati in 1995. More recently, in 2017, Mr. Forman earned the Sons of Confederate Veterans War Service Medal. As a further testament to his success, he is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World.
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