ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHY - Danley Law Firm

FORREST DANLEY, Attorney 

Forrest Danley, Attorney practices law with The Danley Law Firm, P.C. in Edmond, Oklahoma with the assistance of his legal staff.  Mr. Danley helps individuals, families, and business owners with many of their important legal needs.  His primary practice areas include Estate Planning & Trusts, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, and Business Law.

Mr. Danley received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math/Physics from East Central University with highest honors.  He then received a law degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, after working in an engineering position with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  Prior to establishing his own law firm in Edmond, Mr. Danley practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, in Oklahoma City with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, and in Edmond with The McAlister Law Firm.

Mr. Danley is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association (inactive).  He is also a member of WealthCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Advisors Forum, the Estate Planning and Probate Law, Real Property, and Tax Law Sections of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, and the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association.

Mr. Danley has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  According to that organization, as the result of an extensive and confidential peer review by other attorneys, the AV Preeminent Rating (which "identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability") was awarded to Mr. Danley and is a reflection of Mr. Danley's "expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence."

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s an example of a practice area, Mr. Danley in his Elder Law practice combines a knowledge of traditional Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, etc.) with a knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and incapacity planning to ensure that life choices are preserved as senior adult clients direct.  He often helps clients become eligible for Medicaid when possible to pay for nursing home care.  He can also address the planning needs of families with disabled children or adults through the use of special needs trusts and other planning measures.

Mr. Danley enjoys presenting important information about these legal needs and has been a guest speaker and faculty member on numerous occasions to senior citizens groups, health organizations, attorneys, and other professional organizations, including the State Conference on Aging, Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers, and the Oklahoma Tax Institute for CPAs.

On a personal note, Mr. Danley was born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma and has three children.