Abe Hester joined our New Lawyers Group (NLG) in 2021. The NLG provides our newest lawyers with the opportunity to gain exposure to different practice areas and lawyering styles before making a commitment to a specific practice. Individuals in the NLG may focus on a particular area of practice, or compare practices, during their first year with Jones Day.
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 and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- 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)