Working for justice is a lifestyle. I start each morning pursuing the goals i make for each client. I'm proud to say that I finish each day knowing that because of my services, victims were cared-for, and the constitution was respected. Sometimes being an effective advocate means seeking sensible solutions and being creative. Other times it means fighting through trials. In each case, i pursue whatever approach is best for the particular client involved.
Our firm has a proven track record of working extremely hard on multi-million dollar cases and "smaller" cases alike. I am a proud member of our hard-working team. We also fight hard for the rights of individuals. We care for abuse victims, and we care for those the government might otherwise try to trample.
I also fight for justice in my private life. I'm part of a network of families who raise funds toward muscular dystrophy research. My history includes acting as a ski instructor for the disabled. I chaired the Gig Harbor Young Life Area Development team for over 8 years. I am deeply committed to seeing all children have opportunities that will make them successful community and family members.
I am married and have two elementary school-age boys. As a family, we enjoy spending time together participating in the kids countless activities, skiing and hiking in the mountains and boating on Puget Sound.
Licensed since 1998
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||2005||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Staffer's Choice||Washington State Bar Association||2003|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics||2001|
|Principal||Hester Law Group||1998 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Treasurer||2009 - 2011|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2006 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||President||2002 - 2003|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President||2001 - 2002|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1998 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member - Eagle||1998 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|State v. Lee||After briefing and oral argument, won the appeal!|
|State v. Pierce||All firearm enhancements dismissed by Court of Appeals|
|Confidential Settlement||Settlement for $300,000|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Pepperdine University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|NALS Membership Meeting||Record Vacation and Expungement||2008|