Jerrold W. Hester


Jerry Office

Contact Information

507 Ocean Blvd.
Suite 304
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

P: 912-638-1236
F: 912-638-1230
Jerry@hesteroutman.com

Jerrold's Angels Plaque

Practice Areas:
Adoption
Domestic Relations
Family Law
Business Litigation
Products Liability
Torts
Personal Injury.

Admitted:
1974, Georgia

Law School:
University of Georgia, J.D., 1974

College:
Pfeiffer College; University of Georgia, A.B., 1969

Member:
Atlanta Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia (Member, Sections on: Family Law, General Practice and Trial Sections)
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA)
Phi Delta Phi

Biography:
Jerry was born and raised in a military family and lived both overseas and in the United States until he started college. He attended Pfeiffer College in North Carolina for two years and then entered the University of Georgia, graduating with a BS degree in 1969. He served as a Lt. in the U.S. Army from 1969 through 1971 and returned to the University of Georgia School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.

Jerry has been practicing law for over 40 years, and during the majority of his career, he was managing partner of his own firm with principal offices located in metro-Atlanta and a second office in Glynn County. In 1992 Jerry was invited to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorney and became a founding Fellow and Director in the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers in 2009. He received the United States Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” Award in 2002. Jerry has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and he has been recognized as one of Georgia’s Top Lawyers in Georgia Trend Magazine. Jerry has now relocated his primary residence to St. Simons Island and manages and operates the firm’s Glynn County, Georgia’s office on St. Simons Island. He is also sole owner and principal of Golden Isles Mediation, providing mediation services to lawyers throughout the Golden Isles area.

Jerry married his college sweetheart, Linda, after graduating in 1969. Jerry and Linda have two children, Justin and Amanda, and four grandchildren, Tessa (12), Ben (9), Will (9) and Evan (7). Jerry is a licensed private pilot, having obtained his private pilot’s license in 1988. He has flown all over the country, and he has particularly enjoyed volunteering for Angel Flight, a non-profit organization consisting of private pilots who provide free air transportation to medical patients in need.

Reported Cases:

Complete TruckLease, Inc., et al v. Auto Rental & Leasing, Inc., 160 Ga.App. 568, 288 S.E.2d. 1975;

Camp v. Hamrick, 139 Ga. App. 456, 228 S.E.2d, 1976; Moore Ventures Ltd. Partnership v. Stack, et al, 153 Ga. App. 215, 264 S.E.2d 725, 1980

Shirley, et al v. Long, 167 Ga. App. 545, 307 S.E.2d 506, 1983

White, et al v. Olderman Realty & Development Co., 166 Ga. App. 179, 303 S.E.2d 517, 1983

Northcraft et al v. Doe, 192 Ga. App. 666, 385 S.E.2d 756, 1989

Edgar v. Shave, et al, 205 Ga. App. 337, 422 S.E.2d 234, 1992

Sara W. Brown v. Crow C. Mobley #2 Ltd. Partnership, et al, Ga.S. Ct., 1993, 437 S.E.2d 474, 1993

Hester v. Chalker, 222 Ga. App. 783, 476 S.E.2d 79, 1996.

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