Monte Hester has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who were victims of tortuous or criminal acts. He has also obtained Not Guilty verdicts for many innocent clients who were falsely accused of murder and other serious felonies. Notably, Mr. Hester's trial work has resulted in numerous self-defense verdicts, and he has achieved acquittals in many other felony and misdemeanor cases, including White Collar cases.
Monte Hester has achieved the highest confident by his peers, including - Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyer, Top Designation in Martindale & Hubbell. Mr. Hester's additional memberships include The American Bar Association, State of Washington Bar Association, Federal District Court, Western District & Eastern, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.
Monte Hester's practice includes trials and courtroom experience in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona and Alaska.
Practice areas have included criminal law, representing individuals in cases ranging from Death Penalty, Aggravated Murder, Murder I & II, Manslaughter and other felonies in both Federal, State and Military Courts. Mr. Hester's decades of successfully advocating for his clients includes appeal in both state and federal court.
Additionally, Monte's civil case experience includes wrongful death, serious injuries from accidents, premises liability, civil rights, police misconduct, employment issues and other injury cases.
Mr. Hester is a former Judge, prosecutor, mediator and arbitrator. He maintains a position on a panel of lawyers who are designated as Qualified to Serve as Lead Lawyer in cases involving the potential of the Death Penalty.
Governor for State Bar association
President of Tacoma Pierce County Bar
Trustee of Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Trustee for Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel
Treasurer of Federal Bar Association for Western District of Washington
Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Recipient of Gideon Award from the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel.