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Mr. Forrest A. Hainline

Goodwin Procter LLP
Regular Member
Three Embarcadero Center
24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-733-6065
Web Site:

Law School: Univ. of Michigan (1974)

Practice Areas:

Forrest Hainline tries complex cases.

Mr. Hainline believes that a trial lawyer has to combine the skills of a priest, poet and prize fighter. At Notre Dame, he studied theology under John Dunne and Henry Nouwen and philosophy with Joseph Evans. At SUNY Buffalo, he studied poetry with Robert Creeley, Irving Feldman and Lionel Abel. Mr. Hainline has studied the Japanese martial art of Aikido for thirty years, and has a third degree black belt. He apprenticed as a trial lawyer under Moses Lasky.

Mr. Hainline is the Chair of Standing Committee on Professional Conduct for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is also a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, and the Food and Supplements Subcommittee. Mr. Hainline has been recognized as a “California Super Lawyer,” and is listed in The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America.

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