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James M. Hester

Senior Counsel

(619) 544-7220
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


LL.M., International Business, McGeorge Law School, 1986

J.D. and M.A., International Relations, University of San Diego, 1985/86

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 1978


Recipient of Army Commendation Medal while serving as an officer in the United States Army. Volunteered for Persian Gulf War.

James M. Hester is Senior Counsel in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. He has tried, arbitrated, and mediated dozens of cases for Fortune 500 clients and others, has taken hundreds of depositions, handled numerous appeals, supervised dozens of employees and has been general counsel for several companies.




California State Bar

Community Involvement

Has served on the Board of Directors for numerous charities, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Heartland Coalition. Active in Shadow Mountain Community Church.