With a background in accounting, Forest O’Brien will focus his practice at Callison Tighe on corporate and business law, estate planning and probate matters, tax law, and personal asset protection. He has passed all four sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam and is pursuing his South Carolina CPA license.

Forest graduated cum laude from  Elon University School of Law, where he was a Business Fellow scholarship recipient. The scholarship program included focused studies in business and tax law. During law school he worked as an international tax intern in the North Carolina offices of an international accounting and consulting firm, completing multi-jurisdictional tax planning and research as well as preparing international reporting forms. He also served as a legal extern for the Internal Revenue Service Office of the Chief Counsel in North Carolina. He worked with the small business/self-employed division, assisting with trial preparation, conducting legal research and drafting legal reviews.

Prior to graduating law school and starting a legal career, Forest worked for two of the Big Four accounting firms. He worked as an assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for nearly a year before attending law school, and spent a summer during law school interning with KPMG on a data analytics-driven trade and customs team.

Forest holds a master’s degree in accountancy and data analytics from the University of Mississippi. He earned his bachelor’s in accounting at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, where he made the dean’s list or president’s list nearly every semester.

  • South Carolina

  • Elon University School of Law
    • Graduated cum laude, in the top 15 percent of the class
    • Business Fellows scholarship
  • University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy
    • Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics
  • University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
    • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    • Dean’s List honors for seven semesters, President’s List for one semester

  • South Carolina Bar