Advocating for All Ages

About WK

The Traverse City law firm of Wilson & Kester, PLLC was established in 1998 by Shelley A. Kester and her father, Patrick J. Wilson. Since Patrick’s return to Wilson Kester after practicing ‘of counsel’ at Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge from 2004 to 2016, Wilson Kester’s practice has expanded to include Patrick’s expertise in the area of estate planning. Attorney Melissa Baumgartner became associated with the firm in 2015.

Firm Philosophy

At Wilson Kester, we approach each client with not only our commitment to delivering a positive outcome, but with insight, understanding and expertise.  We listen to our clients and put them first.  We make sure our clients’ voices are heard and we work hard to win.
We focus on family law­—and that’s it.  We are experts in the matters that are most important to you.

Our process and thorough preparation result in consistent, positive outcomes for our clients. We understand family law matters can be complex and often emotionally difficult.  Because what we do isn’t just about being a good attorney, it’s about being a great advocate, easing pain and empowering our clients to be their best selves—we work to make a difference.  We help you manage your emotional stress while building strong relationships and delivering outcomes with knowledge and experience.  We think outside the box. We work to achieve the best possible solution for you.

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