Abe Hester represents and advises employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. His experience includes claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Illinois' Wage and Hour Law, and other federal, state, and local laws. Abe also counsels clients on employment matters, including HR policies, compensation practices, and state law compliance.
Abe maintains an active pro bono practice ranging from supporting the Firm's Constitutional Policing and Civil Justice Reform Initiative to providing legal representation to individuals with claims for asylum through the Firm's Border Project.
Since 2014, Abe has served in various roles as an enlisted soldier and as an officer in the Army National Guard.
- Washington University in St. Louis (J.D. 2021; Executive Articles Editor, Washington University Jurisprudence Review; Mary Collier Hitchcock Prize for Outstanding Student Note; Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award; Marshall-Brennan Fellow; Dean's Fellow); University of North Texas (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 2018; B.A. in Integrative Studies cum laude 2018; Excellence in Debate Award; Champion, Texas State University Invitational [TIFA], National Parliamentary Debate Association [NPDA], and International Public Debate Association [IPDA])
- Texas, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
- Texas Army National Guard (2014-2018; 2021-current); Missouri Army National Guard (2018-2021)
- Intern to Senior Judge Terry Means, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Summer 2019)