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Michael Forton

Legal Services Alabama
Director of Advocacy
Huntsville, AL
Michael Forton - Michael Forton has been the Director of Advocacy for Legal Services Alabama since 2016. Prior to that, Forton served as Managing Attorney of the Huntsville Office for six years. Prior to joining LSA in 2007, Forton worked at Florida Rural Legal Services and clerked with the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program. Forton was hired at LSA in 2007. Forton graduated from Michigan State University, with honors, and from The University of Alabama School of Law, where he was in the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. Forton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Interest Advisory Board at The University of Alabama. Forton has represented clients in a wide range of cases including: housing, consumer, domestic and appellate issues in both state and federal courts. Forton oversees advocacy, compliance, training and leads LSA's High Impact Team.