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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She went above and beyond for my girls and I

Posted by: MichelleJokinen 5 months ago.

I have recommended Shelley many times. She showed me so much about being a strong woman. I was in a fight for custody with a man that overpowered me...

Shelley Kester

Posted by: Jack 5 months ago.

Shelley is a top notch Attorney, She kept me informed along the way and was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needed a...
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Laura Elizabeth Garneau
Laura Garneau

Traverse City, MI

Over 3 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Shelley is a very competent attorney and a fierce advocate for her clients. She is particularly well-versed in cases...
Diane Kuhn Huff
Diane Huff

Traverse City, MI

About 5 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer's work. Shelley Kester is a conscientious and caring attorney. She uses good judgment in advising her clients, which is...
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1992 License Status: Active And In Good Standing for the state of Michigan.
Last updated by Avvo: 11/14/2014
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 2011

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- 2010 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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