Forest B. Jenkins originally joined PMKC in July 2014 and rejoined the firm in 2018. He focuses on commercial litigation and community association law. He is well versed in court proceedings and can take the necessary legal actions on behalf of his clients to effectively solve their most pressing challenges. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Jenkins was formerly a prosecuting attorney at the City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. He was also a prosecuting attorney in Hawaii County, and has experience managing complex caseloads. Jenkins was assigned first chair in numerous felony cases, including homicides, and was trained by the National District Attorneys Association for the prosecution of homicides and other violent crimes in Savannah, Georgia, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jenkins also served in the legal department of Shimmick Construction Company, Inc., where he worked with large-scale municipal contracts. He interned for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Paul Papak of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.
Jenkins received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Iowa. Following in his parents’ footsteps, earned his J.D. from the top-ranked University of Iowa School of Law. As a law student, he participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and earned the Dean’s Award for graduating at the top of his class in constitutional law.
In his free time, he enjoys surfing and scuba diving.