Ian Forrest works on a wide range of immigration matters, from family-based petitions, including custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, to extraordinary ability visas, national interest waivers, to federal litigation. He regularly appears before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). He has successfully argued numerous cases in the Atlanta immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals and makes state court appearances in immigration-related matters.
Ian graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC with an A.B. in Religion, including a period of live-in study at Fo Guang Shan’s headquarters Kaohsiung monastery. Following his undergraduate studies, he lived and worked in Taiwan and Japan, performing a wide range of regulatory compliance work at Yangming Partners, including leniency filings, multilingual contract agreement, and banking compliance. He returned to the United States to attend law school and graduated cum laude from University of Kentucky College of Law in 2013, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and earned the Stoll Keenon Ogden award for Outstanding Writing. He is cited in Susan F. French and Gerald Korngold’s “Cases and Texts on Property” and Rebecca Tushnet and Eric Goldman’s “Advertising and Marketing Law: Cases and Materials” for his work on minority language issues under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Ian speaks English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky, JD, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Duke University
Bachelor of Law, Université Pantheon-Assas (Paris II)
State BAR of Georgia
Mandarin, English, Spanish