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
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Judy Hester is a partner at Brazill Hester, PC.  Ms. Hester concentrates her practice on family law, assisting individuals and families with legal issues involving divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, property division, property valuation, and post-divorce issues. The law firm’s office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  However, Ms. Hester not only serves a wide client base throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area, but represents clients in the surrounding counties on a daily basis.

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 for PNC Mortgage and managed its litigation nationwide.  Upon her relocation to Indiana, she began representing Indiana entities, including the Boone County Area Plan Commission and the City of Carmel. 

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.

Active in the family law legal community, Ms. Hester 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”), a contributing member of the CRC, and the current Juvenile Law Representative for the  ISBA Family Law Section.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Judy Hester

Admitted: 1999, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.brazillhester.com/about-us/judy-hester

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained Collaborative Law Professional, 2014
  • AFCC Trained Parenting Coordinator, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Courts in the Southern District of Indiana
  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge, Hamilton County Mock Trial, 2016
  • Volunteer, Ozanam Legal Clinic, 2012
  • Judge, IU McKinney Moot Court Judge , 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Boone County Area Plan Commission
  • City of Carmel

Educational Background:

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

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Last Updated: 2/11/2019

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