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Mr. Justin Young Hester

Program Co-Chair

Hester Outman LLC

Practice Areas:
Divorce and Family Law
General Civil Litigation
Business Litigation
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Torts Law.


Law School:
University of Georgia, J.D., 2000

University of Georgia, B.S., 1997

Member of Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers (GCAL) Since 2010
Georgia Assoc. of Licensed Adoption Attorneys
Associate Member of the Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies (GALAA)

Attorney Justin Y. Hester practices law with the firm of Hester Outman, LLC, in Norcross, Georgia. For the past 17 years Justin has represented clients in all aspects of the adoption and reproductive technology practice. Justin is a sought-after speaker on adoption law at numerous seminars and forums; he has served as a faculty member of the annual “Adoption Law and Practice” seminars sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia since 2012. Justin devotes substantial energy and passion to his adoption and reproductive technology work. He enjoys educating clients about their numerous family-building options and then working together with them to develop a plan tailor-made for their situation.

Justin is highly respected and well-liked within many diverse groups and communities. He has assisted in the adoption of at least 600 children in his 17 years of practice. In addition, Justin has served as appellate counsel on behalf of clients in multiple cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals involving complex adoption issues. He has always had great compassion for couples wishing to adopt and relates well to children.

Justin Y. Hester received his undergraduate degree in 1997 from the University of Georgia in Forestry. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2000, also from the University of Georgia. He was a founding Fellow in the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, has served on the Board of Directors of that organization and is currently serving as its President Elect. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Summit Counseling Center, which provides professional counseling, consultation and educational services to families throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. He received the United States Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” Award in 2017.

Justin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2000 and is admitted to practice in all levels of state and federal courts in Georgia.