Shelley A. Kester

Shelley A. Kester

Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Traverse City, MI




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About Me

I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my private practice, for the past 3 yearsI have beenblessed to serve asthe founding Chair of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center (TBCAC), a non-profit organization dedicated tobringing positive change to how we help children and their families who have been victimized by sexual or physical abuse. The TBCAC...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Hourly ($200-$250/hour)

Client Reviews

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Represented me in my divorce

Posted by: a client about 1 month ago.

Shelley represented me in my divorce. I had thought my ex-husband would be more involved in the process and that he might engage more in the custody...

Great Lawyer and staff

Posted by: Lee about 2 months ago.

Shelley and her office were the best to work with. They kept me informed and I knew at all times that they had my sons and my best interest at heart....
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Lawrence R. Lasusa
Lawrence Lasusa

Traverse City, MI

19 days ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I wholeheartedly endorse Shelley Kester. Shelley is the consummate family law attorney: compassionate with her clients; protective of their rights;...
Gary A. Gardner
Gary Gardner

Traverse City, MI

23 days ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Shelley. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, and also provides them with meaningful, practical advice for navigating the life-...
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1992 License Status: Active And In Good Standing for the state of Michigan.
Last updated by Avvo: 12/13/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1998 – present

Wilson Kester, PLLC


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2009 Recipient of Family Law Certificate Program in Updated in 2014

Institute of Continuing Legal Education


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2010 Nominated Fellow of the ABF

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation


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2009- 2014 Member

American Bar Association

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Showing 2 of 3 publications

2012 Shining a Light to Improve The Way We Respond to Sexually Abused Children "Childrens Advocacy Centers"

@Law Fall 2012

2012 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Attorneys Considering Mediation of Family Law Matters

Michigan Family Law Journal, with Robin Omer and Nina Abrams

Speaking Engagements

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2012 7&4 Television Interview

at Effect of Changes in Felony Non Support Law for Impoverished Parents.

2011 Starting a Law Practice


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