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Gary A Kester

Car accident Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Kester Law Group, [email protected]


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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    15%
    Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group have handled and resolved car accident injury cases and claims in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area for over 16 years and are top rated attorneys by National Trial Lawyers and others. Free case evaluation.

  2. Litigation
    15%
    Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group are trial attorneys recognized by National Trial Lawyers, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and other organizations as top trial attorneys in Arizona. Call for a free, no obligation, case evaluation.

  3. Motorcycle accident
    15%
    Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group have handled and resolved motorcycle accident injury cases and claims in Phoenix, Arizona for over 16 years and are top rated attorneys by National Trial Lawyers and others. No recovery, No fee guarantee.

  4. Personal injury
    15%
    Gary A. Kester has been an attorney for over 16 years. He started at Maricopa County Prosecutor's Office and transitioned into personal injury. He has handled over 2,000+ injury claims including wrongful death, medical malpractice and criminal cases

    20 years

  5. Trucking accident
    15%
    For over 16 years, Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group have handled and resolved trucking accident injuries and claims in Arizona. Aggressive injury trial attorneys. No recovery, no fee guarantee. Free case evaluation!

  6. Wrongful death
    15%
    For over 16 years, Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group have litigated and resolved wrongful death accident injury claims in Arizona. Call for a free, no obligation, case evaluation. No recovery, no fee guarantee.

  7. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group have handled and resolved slip and fall accident injury cases and claims in Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding area for over 16 years. Slip? Fall? Injured? Call Kester Law Group for a free case evaluation.

    20 years

Gary A. Kester is recognized as being one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA).  He is also recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 attorney.

He started his career at Maricopa County Prosecutors Office and afterwards transitioned into insurance defense and personal injury. 

His experience as a prosecutor and insurance defense attorney makes him uniquely qualified to handle your criminal or personal injury case. 

If you have been charged with a D.U.I. offense do not go it alone.  We offer free consultations and low rates.

If you are in any type of accident or injured by anothers negligence call Kester Law Group; We do not get paid unless we win. 

Call Kester Law Group now at (480) 771 - 6000.  You can also contact us by e-mail at

 

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The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, etc.
Licensed for 19 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Kester Law Group
11201 North Tatum Blvd., Ste.# 300
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
Kester Law Group
18444 North 25th Avenue, Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ, 85023
Kester Law Group
4742 North 24th Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
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Reviews

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Posted by CJR | May 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
appreciated
I am so thankful to this firm. Great experience when I needed help. Car paid for, wage loss paid for, medical paid for, I am happy with the settlement and outcome
Posted by Thomas | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Kester was able to swiftly settle a contract dispute in my favor saving me a lot of precious time and a significant amount of potential lost revenue. He is professional, thourough and results driven. I would highly recommend Attorney Kester.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Gary Kester helped me throughout the whole process of making a claim for my automobile accident. I settled my claim for double what the insurance company offered before I retained Mr. Kester.
Posted by Tim | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You are hired
I contacted several attorneys about my accident and they rejected my case because I was given a ticket. Gary did not care about the ticket and I got paid.
Posted by Erica | December 22, 2013
Good Attorney
A very good attorney! A nice person! I had an issue and he tried to understand everything of my concern. Finally, he helped me to solve my concern. I recommend this lawyer to everyone.
Posted by Rob | October 27, 2012
RN
I'm a RN in Pennsylvania, when I needed an attorney in Arizona, Gary Kester represented me well.
Posted by Ms. Clemente | December 4, 2011
Caring
Mr. Kester has represented me both as a defendant in a auto accident and as a plaintiff. I first met Mr. Kester when he was assigned to defend me by my insurance company in an automobile accident. Because Mr. Kester was caring and thoughtful during that process, when I was in an accident where I was rear-ended, I contacted him. Mr. Kester was able to help me and his knowledge was very helpful. I occasionally have questons about other legal issues that I e-mail him about and he answers those questions as well. Mr. Kester has become a good friend through his representation and a trusted attorney. I suggest him to any of my friends who have legal questions, even members of my church have come to rely on him. Thanks for being there Gary Kester and god bless.
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Posted by rockles93 | September 28, 2011
Mr. Kester will save your kee-ster
Mr. Kester helped me with a car accident. My medical bills were pretty huge since I had surgery. The insurance company wanted to claim that the surgery was needed because I was old. Pathetic. Since AVVO does not want to know who these insurance companies are I will not name names. I will say that no insurance company wants to pay what is owed. After I retained Mr. Kester the insurance company did pay and I did not have to file a lwasuit. Thanks for making them pay Mr. Kester.
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Posted by Willy | August 25, 2011
Thank you sir.
Mr. Kester, Esq. represented me. He was a good attorney. I was left out of things for the most part and my insurance company handled a lot of the work (thanks to 21st Century by the way). I thought my insurance company was offering the injured guy, Plaintiff, enough money but the case would not settle. When it did go to trial, the jury awarded far less than Plaintiff asked for and even less than the insurance company's offer before the trial. It was a long process, but knowing that Plaintiff wanted to try for the golden ring and got the wooden finger makes it all worth it. Thanks Mr. Kester.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2011
Thanks for making my 2011
Mr. Gary Kester defended me in a automobile accident. Since the accident was my fault, I was worried that I would be taken to the cleaners (so to speak) by the other driver. Mr. Kester made sure that a doctor reviewed all of the other driver's medical records to see if the injuries were real an that the treatment was reasonable. I felt like he really made the other side prove their case which was great because all I wanted was to be treated fair. I am glad the case is over, it certainly made the start of my 2011.
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Posted by Omar | March 8, 2011
Arbitration
Gary Kester was an arbitrator in a lawsuit that I filed. I was not happy with his decision but he was fair and allowed the hearing to go for an adaquate lenght. In retrospect, considering he is a defense attorney, I am glad he awarded me something but it certainly wasnt the lottery.
Posted by Erwin | February 12, 2011
Thanks
I am in the military and was involved in an accident while in Arizona on leave. The accident was my fault but since I was in the military it would have been difficult for me to attnd any hearings. My. Kester was able to place the case on hold until I returned from service. Thanks Mr. Kester.
Posted by Shorr | December 6, 2010
Simple and sweet
I am a business owner. A person entered my business, opened the door on their OWN foot and claimed my door was defective. They sued the business, me and my business partners. It was simply pathetic. I am glad to say Mr. Kester represented me. After 1 year of litigation, the bumbling, stumbling Plaintiff who opened the door on her own foot got nothing. I am outraged that people can file such lawsuits but elated to know the system works and that Mr. Kester was on my side.
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Posted by Rudy | June 26, 2010
The jury decided the accident was not my fault!
I was turning into a driveway when a girl ran into the back of my van and she claimed it was my fault and even claimed that she was injured. After 2 years of litgation I finally had my day in court and the jury found in my favor!! I know there are people injured out there in accidents but when you rear-end someone, deny responsibility and claim injuries. Lets get real. I am glad my insurance company stuck by my side and I am glad Mr. Kester defended me and I couldnt have asked for a better attorney. It may take a long time but the legal process works and Mr. Kester is one great attorney! Thank you for your hard work!
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Posted by Martina | December 27, 2009
Thank you and happy holidays!
Mr. Kester defended me in a lawsuit. The case was resolved but I was glad to have him on my side. Thank you!
Posted by Nicholas | November 25, 2009
Great
Very good guy and great attorney. He kept me updated and did great in court.
Posted by Franklin Jr. | November 24, 2009
Did you know homeowners insurance may cover you in a slander case?
I wanted to thank Farmers Insuance as well after reading this last posting. I was sued by a neighbor for slander. I had a homeowners insurance policy with Farmers Insurance which actually provided me with a defense! Mr. Kester, Esq., defended me in the case and my neighbor ultimately dismissed the lawsuit..something about what I said was not slander if it was true. Thank goodness for good attorneys and insurance. Thank you!
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Posted by Judy | November 23, 2009
Thank goodness for insurance!
I accidentally ran into a few cars and injured a few people. Thankfully I had insurance and things worked out but wow I was worried for a bit. Mr. Kester gave me great advice and I am glad this is over. Thank you Mr. Kester and Farmers Insurance.
Posted by Charles | September 8, 2009
fighter
I tripped and fell at a golf course and Mr. Kester represented me. Even though the golf course tried to deny the accident ever happening Mr. Kester fought for me and the case was finally resolved. Thanks for sticking with me and fighting for what is right.
Posted by Paul | November 29, 2008
Thank you
Mr. Kester represented my family (he was actually provided via my insurance policy). He was very professional and made the litigation process less stressful. Thank you Mr. Kester.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • ARS 12-133 and 16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 72
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kester Law Group
  • 2006 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Zurich Insurance Company
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Special Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Verdecia & Hasty
  • 2002 - 2006
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Youngstown State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice, Personal Injury, Criminal Law
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (73)
Given (149)
Endorse Gary
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gary is a bright and hard working personal injury attorney. He's a great resource when it comes to complex civil cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gary is a strong advocate for his clients. We had cases together as opposing counsel. He is an intelligent, seasoned and very capable trial attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a sharp, passionate advocate for his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kester's answers on this forum reveal a highly intelligent and efficacious medical malpractice attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kester is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a veteran personal injury and insurance attorney. He has a vast amount of experience litigating a wide variety of personal injury and insurance matters. Gary cares for and fights for each of his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a well respected attorney and a great advocate for his clients. I would recommend Gary to anyone needing a knowledgable and effective attorney."
Brain injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kester has a strong knowledge and many years of experience with dealing with tort law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An asset to his clients."
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