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Judy Hester

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Brazill Hester, PC
303 N Alabama, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-973-0343
Fax: 317-624-9610
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Judy Hester is the principal at Brazill Hester, PC.  Judy's legal practice concentrates on high conflict child custody cases and high asset divorces.  She works diligently with her clients who need dedicated guidance in obtaining custody of their children, together with the most advantageous parenting time arrangements and child support orders. She similarly provides comprehensive advice for valuing properties, businesses, collections, and investments that must occur in dividing a marital estate.   The law firm’s office is located in Indianapolis right off Mass Ave and the Cultural Trail.  However, Judy not only serves a wide client base throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area, but she also represents many clients on a daily basis in all of the surrounding counties.

Ms. Hester graduated cum laude in 1986 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with her law degree, as well as with a Masters of Social Work from the School of Social Work.   She has been a licensed attorney since 1986 and has been licensed in Indiana since 1999. Before founding Brazill Hester, PC and focusing her practice on family law, Ms. Hester sharpened her litigation skills necessary that now benefit her family law clients by practicing as a litigator in the international law firm of Seyfarth Shaw in its Chicago office.  Thereafter, she served as In-house counsel for PNC Mortgage and managed its litigation nationwide. 

In addition to being a seasoned litigator who advocates for her family law clients in the court room, Ms. Hester engages in collaborative law techniques in the firm’s family law practice. Specifically, she is a trained Collaborative Professional, a registered Domestic Relations Mediator, a skilled Guardian ad Litem, and an AFCC trained Parenting Coordinator.

Ms. Hester has been selected to the 2019, 2020, and 2021  Super Lawyer list and belongs to professional organizations, including the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Indiana State Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, and Hendricks County Bar Association.  She is the past Chair of the ISBA Children’s Rights Committee (“CRC”) and the current Juvenile Law Representative for ISBA’s Family Law Section.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Judy Hester

First Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Selected to the Super Lawyer List, Family Law

Representative Clients

  • Boone County Area Plan Commission
  • City of Carmel

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Trained Collaborative Law Professional
  • Registered Family Law Mediator
  • AFCC Trained Parenting Coordinator

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Hendricks County Bar Association
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Courts in the Southern District of Indiana
  • ISBA Family Law Section, Representative Juvenile Law
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts in the Northern District of Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Illinois
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • ISBA, Chair, Children's Rights Committee, 2016
  • ISBA, Vice Chair/Acting Chair, Children's Rights Commitee, 2015
  • ISBA, Chair, Children's Rights Committee, 2018
  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, 2013
  • ISBA, Chair, Children's Rights Committee, 2017

Educational Background

  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University M.S.W., Loyola University - Chicago, School of Social Work

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Judge, Hamilton County Mock Trial, 2016
  • Kids' Voice, GAL, 2019
  • Hamilton County Guaridan Ad Litem Program, 2019
  • Volunteer, Ozanam Legal Clinic, 2012
  • Judge, IU McKinney Moot Court Judge , 2015
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Office Location for Judy Hester

303 N Alabama
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-973-0343

Fax: 317-624-9610

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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