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Shelley A. Kester

Shelley A. Kester

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Michigan
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Jennifer S. Hargrave
Jennifer S. Hargrave May 22, 2024
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Shelley gets a 10 in my book because I know how much she cares about her clients, and about achieving the right results for those who turn to her for legal advice. She is a good human being, and a great lawyer. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I have known Shelley Kester for many years as a fellow lawyer in the family law community.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

I have conferred with Shelley regarding the complexities of family law cases.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
October 2023, November 2023
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Shelley works diligently to provide her clients with sound legal advice, to mitigate conflict when possible, and to take strong action when necessary.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Shelley is well respected by other lawyers in the community, who look to her for leadership in the family law arena.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Shelley is very strategic in her analysis of complex situations. Family violence cases are some of the most complex - and she understands human nature well. She is able to help forecast for her clients the legal ramifications of certain decisions, and the toll that ongoing litigation takes. She is keen at finding smart solutions to help protect what matters most for her clients.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Shelley is an excellent communicator. She is always prompt in her response when dealing with other lawyers, and thorough in her explanations to clients.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

I have observed Shelley deal with many unscrupulous lawyers on the other side. She always does the right thing.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Family Law, Divorce, Family Violence, Child Custody
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Shelley Kester cares about her clients. She has built a team of qualified professionals who are all committed to doing what is best for their clients.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends