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Francois X. Forgette

Francois X. Forgette

Fran Forgette is a partner with the firm, which he joined in 1977. His full-time practice includes helping people and families with business law, real estate, agriculture, banking and estate planning, as well as related mediation, arbitration and civil litigation.

He received the first Proud to be a Lawyer-“Hero Award” from the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in October of 2000 and the WSBA Board of Governors’ annual “Award for Professionalism” for 2001.

He is an appointed member of the governing Board of Regents at Washington State University and former chairman. Forgette is also a present member and past chairman of the TRIDEC Board of Directors and Executive Committee. TRIDEC is the economic development entity for the Greater Tri-City Area in Benton and Franklin Counties. He is also a past president of both the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Forgette has also been actively involved in various Tri-City education causes. He was named Tri-Citian of the Year in 2001 for his community service. He was also named Kennewick Man of the Year in the same year.

He attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate where he received a degree in English Literature in 1974. He then attended law school at Gonzaga University where he received his Doctor of Laws Degree, with Honors, in 1977.

He and his wife, Debbie, live in Kennewick and have two sons, Joseph and Patrick.

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