Meet Danielle F. Forté
Attorney Danielle Forté is a proud native of Columbus, Georgia and mother of a teen daughter. Danielle was born to military parents in Nuremberg, Germany. Her father is a proud veteran and Retired Lieutenant Colonel and her mother worked at the Greater Columbus Urban League as a community activist.
Danielle graduated with honors from Hardaway High School where she participated in academic extra-curricular activities, including serving as vice-president of the National Honor Society. It was during this time that she dreamed of becoming a lawyer and serving her community.
In pursuit of this goal, Danielle graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College and, soon after, earned a juris doctorate degree from the Emory University School of Law. In addition to studying law while at Emory, she enrolled in additional courses – again in preparation for a career serving others.
She began her law career “learning the ropes” first at Atlanta law firms, and then as a federal attorney with the Social Security Administration where she handled a voluminous caseload writing persuasive legal decisions. Still, her heart was leading her home to Columbus where she could work toward a greater cause and she and her daughter could be closer to family and friends.
In 2008, Attorney Forté made the decision to bring her knowledge and expertise back home to become a community advocate. She has been, and continues to be, a public servant working several challenging positions in the District Attorney’s Office, including Child Support Recovery and, currently, serving as the sole Juvenile Court, Assistant District Attorney.