Myrna B. Forney
Myrna Forney is an Associate with Abrams Fensterman, LLP. Ms. Forney is an attorney experienced in school law/education law and has represented school districts in all facets of education law, labor law and employment law. She has prosecuted tenured employee disciplinary matters, non-instructional disciplinary matters, labor grievances, arbitrations, student disciplinary matters, special education impartial hearings and matters before the Public Employment Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Forney also has participated in the collective bargaining process including negotiations, fact finding and mediation. She has previously counseled public school districts and boards of education on a variety of issues including litigation, labor relations matters, and the development and implementation of school district policies. Ms. Forney also possesses significant experience in family law, matrimonial law and mediation. Prior to joining Abrams Fensterman, Ms. Forney was an Attorney at firms and not-for-profit organizations in Manhattan, Elmsford and Harrison, New York as well as Los Angeles, California.
Ms. Forney’s earlier practice concentrated in the fields of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and matrimonial law as well as mediation. In her school law practice, she helped school districts handle complex special education issues. Ms. Forney served as an Attorney For the Child in Family Court in Westchester, Putnam and Orange County. In addition to her Juris Doctorate and MBA, Ms. Forney has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual degree in Accounting and Spanish. Ms. Forney has extensive background in youth development and mediation.
Ms. Forney earned her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School.
Ms. Forney is admitted to practice in New York, California and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Forney is fluent in Spanish and sits on the Board of Directors of the Westchester Children’s Association.
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.
- Owen Graduate School of Management, MBA
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Member
- California Bar Association, Member
- Washington D.C. Bar Association, Member