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Mac Hester

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

5.0   3 reviews

also known as G Mccelvey Hester

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 34 years
    South Carolina - SC 37 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mac

Learn Mac’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%

    38 years

  2. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    20%

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, auto accidents, ski/snowboard accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, brain injury, spine injury, animal bites, wrongful death.

    38 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    20%

    38 years

  5. Wrongful death
    20%

    38 years

Mac Hester is an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. He has litigated and tried personal injury and nursing home abuse and neglect cases (see NursingHomeJustice dot org) in South Carolina and Colorado since 1986. He has handled appeals in the Supreme Courts of South Carolina and Colorado. Mac worked for an insurance defense law firm and spent over three years gaining valuable insight into the defense side.

Mac 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. Mac 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.

Mac 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.

 

 

 

 

Photos and videos

Mac is an avid cyclist and can help you with your bicycle accident claims. He is riding at Horsetooth Reservoir in this photo.
Mac rides a Triumph Bonneville T100. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you'll want an attorney who knows motorcycles! (Shown here at Horsetooth Reservoir)
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Location

Mac Hester Law
4532 McMurry Ave
Suite 203
Fort Collins, CO, 80525

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Northern Colorado
Do yourself a favor and look no further! You have just found the best attorney/law group in Northern Colorado! Mac, Lance, and Holly were very polite and professional, amazing people to work with. They worked so hard on my and my daughter's case and it turned out way better than I thought it would, all due to their hard work and time. They always kept me informed on what was going on, and explained everything to where I could understand it. I highly recommend them for any reason when you need an attorney, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They listened to me
I've really enjoyed working with Mac, Lance, and Michelle. They listened to my questions and put me at ease. They were always courteous and I was represented well. I have already referred them to others. Thanks guys!
Posted by DeWayne | February 4, 2013
Amazing results!
Mr. Hester helped with my auto accident claim. He took the time to really understand my case and to help me understand what was happening. His superior knowledge led to better than expected results. Before we settled my claim I was worried about losing my home and business because I wasn't able to work. After we settled...well, let's just say that I no longer had to worry.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founder
  • Mac Hester, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Ring & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hoggatt Law Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Metier Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Owner/Founder
  • Mac Hester, Attorney
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Sommeyer Wick Dow & Campbell
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Ratchford & Associates
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Ratchford & Cooper
  • 1986 - 1989
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Clemson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lombard v. Colorado Outdoor Education Center, Inc., 187 P.3d 565 (Colo. 2008).
  • The appeal was successful.

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Former Director
  • 2000 - Present
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
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Publications

  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • An Overview of Damages in a Third Party Auto Liability Claim
  • 2012
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • The Admissibility, Disclosure, and Exclusion of Expert Testimony in Auto Cases
  • 2009
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • You Get What You Pay For: The Collateral Source Rule Plain and Simple
  • 2008
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • The Dirty Lowdown Things That Insurance Companies Do in Med Pay Subrogation
  • 2007
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • A Menu for Objections to Requests for Production in an Auto Case
  • 2007
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • Overcoming Juror Bias: The Motion for Expanded Voir Dire and Supplemental Jury Questionnaires
  • 2007
  • CTLA Auto Litigators Handbook
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Auto Litigation
  • 2006
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • A Checklist for Motions in Limine and Admissibility of Evidence in Auto (and other) Cases
  • 2006
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • Automobile Insurance Company Dirty Tricks
  • 2006
  • Trial Talk
  • Model Disclosure of Expert Testimony: Great, Rather Than ‘Good Enough' Disclosure Drives Settlements and Verdicts
  • 2005
  • Trial Talk
  • Zen and the Art of Litigation
  • 2005
  • Trial Talk
  • Insurance Claim File Myths Busted (Again) by the Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2004
  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • There is No Such Thing as a Sudden Emergency Defense
  • 2002
  • The Attorney/CPA
  • Coopers & Lybrand Counterattacks Seeking Relief from Phar-Mor's Malpractice Lawsuit
  • 1993
  • Business World
  • Bankruptcy Really Not Panacea
  • 1991
  • Business World
  • Chapter 11 - Allow Time for Change
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Seminar
  • Motions in Limine and Evidence
  • 2007
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Storytelling and Persuasion
  • 2006
  • Annual Torts Update
  • Premises Liability
  • 2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminar
  • Zen and the Art of Litigation
  • 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminar
  • MedPay Subrogation
  • 2005
  • Annual Torts Update
  • Premises Liability
  • 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminar
  • Visual Persuasion
  • 2004
  • Annual Convention
  • Simple and Affordable Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mccelvey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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