George L. Forbes is the founder of Forbes, Fields & Associates Co., L.P.A. Born in 1931, he received his B.A. in 1957 from Baldwin-Wallace College and his J.D. in 1962 from Cleveland Marshall School of Law. In 1971, Mr. Forbes assisted in the original formation of the law firm, formerly known as Rogers, Horton & Forbes. In 1991, the law firm was renamed Forbes, Fields & Associates Co., L.P.A.


Mr. Forbes is currently retired. Previously he was involved in the areas of corporate law and litigation. From 1963 to 1989, Mr. Forbes served the City of Cleveland as a City Councilman. He was elected as the Council President of that body in 1972 and maintained that position until his retirement from City Council in 1989. As Council President, he helped manage and solve complicated issues besetting the City of Cleveland, including the City's default on debt obligations to local banks, the regionalization of the transit authority and helped create a new service economy to downtown Cleveland. 

George L. Forbes

Mr. Forbes' expertise in public law and the operation of municipal government is unparalled amongst his peers.


Mr. Forbes has been a guest lecturer at Baldwin-Wallace College and an avid Sunday School teacher in the past. Mr. Forbes has been admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. His professional memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association.


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