Judy Hester

Top rated Family Law attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Brazill Hester, PC
Judy Hester
Brazill Hester, PC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1999

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Brazill Hester, PC

PO Box 24309
Indianapolis, IN 46224 Visit website


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

Family Law, Appellate

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Appeals, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.brazillhester.com/attorney/hester-judy/

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

Office location for Judy Hester

PO Box 24309
Indianapolis, IN 46224

Phone: 317-973-0343


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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