Harvard University, J.D. (1969)
University of Cincinnati, B.B.A. (1966)


State of Ohio
Supreme Court of the United States
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Tax Court


American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio Creditor’s Attorney’s Association

Forest S. Heis Esq.


The areas of practice in which Forest S. Heis provides both counseling and representation for his clients includes civil litigation, probate and estate planning, debtor/creditor law, real estate law (including contracts, leases, evictions and foreclosure work), commercial law specializing in collection of both large and small amounts, bankruptcy representing both creditors and debtors, and debt counseling. Forest provides personal, practical and legal advice as to both complex business and personal problems based on experience gained over 45 years of representing clients in all types of legal issues. He brings value to his clients in exploring avenues of action available to his clients to achieve resolution of their legal issues.

Forest has been a life-long resident of Cincinnati, having graduated from Anderson High School, and then attending the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. There he became both Junior class president and Student Body president, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with high honors, majoring in both Accounting and Finance.
Forest obtained his Juris Doctorate of Law Degree from Harvard Law School and returned to Cincinnati, joining the law firm of Cedric Vogel & Associates, where Forest’s father had begun his law practice years earlier.

Forest has served as past Chairman of the Municipal Court Civil Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association, as well as being a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association Committees on Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate Practice. He was also on the Public Defender Criminal Defense panel for over 40 years, assisting individuals charged with both misdemeanor and felony charges. Forest has achieved the highest “AV” rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating Recommendation based upon a survey of his peers.

Forest has been married to his wife, Nancy, for 48 years, being blessed with 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren. He was elected 8 times to the Forest Hills School District Board of Education, and served 32 years, holding both President and Vice President positions on the Board. Forest was also a past president of the Anderson Hill United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, served on the Beech Acres/General Protestant Orphans Home Board of Directors, and coached many community youth soccer, basketball and baseball teams over the years. He is currently president of the Forest Hills Foundation for Education, which raises funds to provide additional opportunities for the school district to make a difference in the lives of its students. He has been recognized as “Citizen of the Year” for his contributions to the community by the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. After his retirement from the school board, he has continued to serve the school district by volunteering to co-chair the last successful operating levy passed by the community and assisting in the passage of the recent successful school bond issue.