Bobby Forrest Jr. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas with his mother and three sisters. He graduated Jacksonville High School and immediately entered in the Arkansas Army National Guard as a military police officer at the young age of 17. At 21, Bobby decided he wanted to take the exam to become a civilian police officer and later graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. Bobby had the opportunity to patrol the neighborhoods where he grew up before being selected as a Narcotics Detective just one year after graduation from the police academy. During his time as a police officer, Bobby received (3) Letter of Commendations from his police chief for saving lives of citizen of the Jacksonville area.
In 2016, Bobby decide to attend law school at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. Bobby will tell you that his journey throughout law school changed his life forever. He completed his Juris Doctorate degree graduating magna cum laude in May 2019. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to practice law in Arkansas September 2019. Immediately upon graduation, Bobby accepted a position with Rainwater, Holt and Sexton, the #1 plaintiff firm in the State of Arkansas as a personal injury black attorney. In less than one year of practice, Bobby successfully settled over 160 cases and recovered over $1.5 Million dollars for clients he served. Now Bobby’s main area of practice is Criminal Defense. He serves all counties in the State of Arkansas. Bobby has handled several drug, DWI, Domestic Battery, and violent cases with much success. Bobby first goal in any cases is for dismissal! If the State does not want to dismiss the case, Bobby stands ready to prepare for both bench and jury trials.
Recently, Bobby has taken a position as a Criminal Justice Instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In his free time, Bobby likes to grill out, watch sports, and play poker with a group of his friends. He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is very active in his community, serving in outreach and youth ministry at his church. Bobby loves to tutor law students preparing to take the bar and frequently volunteers to feed the homeless. Bobby is driven by the goal of a one day having a legal system that is just for all.
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D 2019 Magna Cum Luade
Student Bar association, Vice President 2018-2019
Thurgood Marshall Law Review, Associate Editor
National Black Law Student Association, 51st National Convention Coordinator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A Interdisciplinary studies 2016
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, A.A General Studies 2015
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, A.S Law Enforcement 2015
Memberships and Affiliations:
Arkansas Bar, 2019
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Arkansas Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association, Young Lawyers Divison
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
National Bar Association
New Leaders Council Alumni
New Life Church
NAACP – General Counsel