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Charles Melvin Kester

Charles Melvin Kester, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1994, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Arkansas 1995, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1995, United States Court Federal Claims, 2002, United States Supreme Court 1998, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 2007, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), 2008.

Background

  • Kester, Charles Melvin was born on January 19, 1968 in Batesville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Monty Charles and Phyllis Smith Kester.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Philosophy summa cum laude, Liberty University, 1991. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1994.

    Career

    • Law clerk United States Court Appeals 8th Circuit, Fargo, North Dakota, 1994-1995. Attorney Lingle Law Firm, Rogers, Arkansas, 1995—1996. Private practice law Fayetteville, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1994, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Arkansas 1995, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1995, United States Court Federal Claims, 2002, United States Supreme Court 1998, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 2007, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), 2008.

    Works

    • Associate editor Georgetown Law Journal, 1993-1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of Arkansas Bar Association (appellate practice committee 1997—2000, young lawyers section advisory council 1998-1999, secretary labor and employment law section 2002, chair 2004), Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (amicus curiae committee 1997—2006), Phi Alpha Delta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Camping, rock climbing, spelunking.

    Connections

    • Married Cheryl Goodwin, June 1, 1991.
    • father: Monty Charles
    • mother: Phyllis Smith Kester
    • spouse: Cheryl Goodwin
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    Born January 19, 1968
    (age 49)
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