Mayra Fornos is the founder of Fornos Law Firm in Los Angeles. For the past 26 years Ms. Fornos has been representing and advocating for individuals who have sustained severe life-altering injuries, as well as those who have been discriminated against, harassed or abused.
Fornos Law Firm has been selected for the inclusion in US News & World Report, “Best Law Firms” in the areas of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. Since 2011, Ms. Fornos has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and has been recognized as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” as well as recognition by the Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Southern California as published in February 2018. In addition, Ms. Fornos has been listed in the Los Angeles Magazine as one of “Los Angeles Women Leaders In The Law”.
In 2017 Ms. Fornos was the recipient of the Chairpersons Award from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Commission on Disabilities for her legal work for the severely injured and disabled. Ms. Fornos is a past recipient of the “2011 Woman of the Year Award” from the Westside Women’s Network and was honored with the “Ed Roberts Independent Living Award” from the Dale McIntosh Center for her work with individuals with spinal cord injuries. She is a past nominee of the “Advocate of the Year Award” by the Consumer Attorneys of California Women’s Caucus, as well as a recipient of the President’s Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, where she served as Vice Chair of the Legislation Committee. In 2014, she was a recipient of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making A Difference Award”.
Ms. Fornos currently serves on the boards of the Consumers Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). She’s frequently sought out as a speaker and moderator for legal seminars and has authored articles for legal publications. Ms. Fornos currently serves as a Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and previously served as a Mediator for the court system. Additionally, she received certificate training in Mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Along with her legal work, Ms. Fornos founded RALPH’S RIDERS FOUNDATION in honor of her late husband. RALPH’S RIDERS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which assists individuals with spinal cord injury and other life altering mobility impairments. Ms. Fornos also serves on the board of Global Mobility, another non-profit organization which supplies wheelchairs to developing countries and Infinite Dance Flow, an inclusive dance company.
Ms. Fornos presently serves as “Of Counsel” to the prestigious law firm, Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP.