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Judy G. Hester

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child custody disputes
  • Parenting time
  • Property valuation/division
  • Land use issues
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Judy G. Hester is a 1986 Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work.   She is admitted to practice law in the States of Illinois and Indiana, as well as the U.S. District Courts in the Southern District of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Court of Federal Claims.  Judy’s diverse experience and training, combined with compassion and understanding, is the foundation for the Brazill Hester law firm and the commitment to promote the legal interests of each of the firm’s clients.  Judy concentrates in issues affecting most individuals and families, including divorce, paternity, child custody disputes, parenting time, property valuation/division, and land use issues. She served as a commercial litigator for the prestigious law firm of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson through its Chicago office, subsequently managed the nationwide litigation efforts for Sears Mortgage Corporation (n/k/a PNC Mortgage Corporation), and later continued to counsel Sears Mortgage and its successors following moves to the United Kingdom and later to Indiana.  Her litigation and dispute resolution work continued in 1998 in Indiana, representing the Boone County Area Plan Commission, the City of Carmel, and expanding to family companies and individuals. Judy’s clients benefit not only from her skilled representation earned through her comprehensive legal experience, but also from her compassion that has naturally developed as a result of her long-standing commitment to serving others.  Judy is a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator and a trained Collaborative Law Professional, Parenting Coordinator, and Guardian ad Litem. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, the ISBA, and is the Chairperson for the ISBA Children’s Rights Committee.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Loyola University, Chicago
    • Master’s degree in Social Work - 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Collaborative Law Professional
  • Parenting Coordinator

Professional Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • ISBA, Member
  • ISBA, Children’s Rights Committee, Chairperson

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, Chicago, Commercial litigator
  • Sears Mortgage Corporation (n/k/a PNC Mortgage Corporation)
  • Sears Mortgage, Counsel