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Forrest W. Hunter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Perkins Coie LLP

Forrest Hunter is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice. He has over 30 years of experience serving as lead counsel in numerous sex, race, age, disability, national origin, Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA and contract cases in federal courts throughout the country. He has successfully argued and briefed cases in four Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and summary judgment has been granted for his clients in over 80 percent of his cases. In addition, Forrest has handled and won dozens of arbitrations for unionized clients, has negotiated collective bargaining agreements with multiple unions, and has successfully tried a significant number of National Labor Relations Board cases.



Forrest also provides day-to-day labor and employment counseling and advice to large and small clients on issues such as terminations and work force reduction. He has avoided litigation for his clients in all such reductions in the last 20 years. He routinely trains clients, supervisors and managers on union avoidance and prevention of employment litigation generally.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
      • U.S. Supreme Court
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
      • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


Client Comments

  • "Forrest has a great combination of experience and perspective that enables him to tailor a solution to the individual company. He does an outstanding job of training and is someone I would recommend to any company."

    John Sahlberg
    Vice President of Human Resources & General Counsel
    Boise Cascade, LLC

  • "I have only worked with one lawyer at Perkins Coie, Forrest Hunter, and he was responsive and helpful, and demonstrated expertise in the field of employment. I would hire him again."

    Anonymous

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Locations

1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500
Boise, ID 83702-5391
Phone: 208-387-7546
Firm Phone: 208-343-3434

Education

  • University of Virginia (BA)
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, United States
  • Idaho, United States

Awards

  • Listed in Atlanta Magazine, "Georgia Super Lawyer"
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel Edition Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2013
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal USA - Management Labor & Employment
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers", 2011 - 2014
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business", 2009