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Mac Hester is an experienced trial lawyer. He has litigated and tried personal injury and commercial law cases in South Carolina and Colorado since 1986. He has handled appeals in the Supreme Courts of South Carolina and Colorado.


Mr. Hester is the Chair of the Judicial Performance Commission for the Eighth Judicial District. The Judicial Performance Commission is responsible for evaluating District Court and County Court judges.


Mr. Hester has diverse experience and expertise. He grew up on a farm so he knows the value of hard work and persistence. He played Division I college football at Clemson University. He is an avid rock climber and has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mr. Hester also has strong academic interests. He was an adjunct instructor in law at Colorado State University for several years and has published articles in academic and legal journals. He is the author of a chapter in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Auto Litigation Handbook and is the co-editor of the Auto Litigation section of Trial Talk magazine. Mr. Hester is an accomplished public speaker and he teaches at legal education seminars.


Mr. Hester graduated from Clemson University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He applies economic principles and analysis to his cases in order to maximize gain for the client while minimizing cost. He was awarded the Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina in 1986. He has lived in Fort Collins, Colorado since 1991.




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  1. Car Accident: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    29 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    29 years
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 5%



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mac for years as a friend and colleague of the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association. Mac's knowledge of the law and creativity in representation of his clients widely known and respected among fellow trial lawyers. He is a frequent contributor of articles to the CTLA and one of the 'go to' lawyers with a legal question. His dedication to his clients and his professionalism is first rate.


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Contact info

McCelvey Hester, LLC

2601 S Lemay., Suite 32
Suite C
Fort Collins, CO, 80524


SCGood Standing198608/03/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/FounderMcCelvey Hester, LLC2012 - Present
Of CounselRing & Associates2010 - 2012
AttorneyHoggatt Law Office2009 - 2010
AttorneyBachus & Schanker, LLC2006 - 2009
AttorneyMetier Law Firm2000 - 2006
Owner/FounderMac Hester, Attorney1993 - 1999
AttorneySommeyer Wick Dow & Campbell1991 - 1993
AttorneyRatchford & Associates1990 - 1991
AttorneyRatchford & Cooper1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Former DirectorN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Larimer County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lombard v. Colorado Outdoor Education Center, Inc., 187 P.3d 565 (Colo. 2008).The appeal was successful.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Talk (CO)An Overview of Damages in a Third Party Auto Liability Claim2012
Trial Talk (CO)The Admissibility, Disclosure, and Exclusion of Expert Testimony in Auto Cases2009
Trial Talk (CO)You Get What You Pay For: The Collateral Source Rule Plain and Simple2008
Trial Talk (CO)The Dirty Lowdown Things That Insurance Companies Do in Med Pay Subrogation2007
Trial Talk (CO)A Menu for Objections to Requests for Production in an Auto Case2007
Trial Talk (CO)Overcoming Juror Bias: The Motion for Expanded Voir Dire and Supplemental Jury Questionnaires2007
CTLA Auto Litigators HandbookChapter 1: Overview of Auto Litigation2006
Trial Talk (CO)A Checklist for Motions in Limine and Admissibility of Evidence in Auto (and other) Cases2006
Trial Talk (CO)Automobile Insurance Company Dirty Tricks2006
Trial TalkModel Disclosure of Expert Testimony: Great, Rather Than ‘Good Enough' Disclosure Drives Settlements and Verdicts2005
Trial TalkZen and the Art of Litigation2005
Trial TalkInsurance Claim File Myths Busted (Again) by the Colorado Supreme Court2004
Trial Talk (CO)There is No Such Thing as a Sudden Emergency Defense2002
The Attorney/CPACoopers & Lybrand Counterattacks Seeking Relief from Phar-Mor's Malpractice Lawsuit1993
Business WorldBankruptcy Really Not Panacea1991
Business WorldChapter 11 - Allow Time for Change1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Clemson UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, SeminarMotions in Limine and Evidence2007
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association SeminarStorytelling and Persuasion2006
Annual Torts UpdatePremises Liability2006
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminarZen and the Art of Litigation2005
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminarMedPay Subrogation2005
Annual Torts UpdatePremises Liability2005
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminarVisual Persuasion2004
Annual ConventionSimple and Affordable Demonstrative Evidence2001