William R. Lester
ill knew from his earliest years in Norfolk, Virginia that he wanted to be a lawyer and a litigator. He obtained his undergraduate history degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, including a period of study in London, England. Then he pursued and earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. While in law school, Bill clerked for the late Honorable Joel J. Fryer in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.
Bill began his trial and litigation practice in DeKalb County and quickly immersed himself in the community and local bar association, becoming a board member of the DeKalb Bar Association and serving in executive positions until becoming president in 1990-1991, at which time the Bar Association received numerous awards from the State Bar of Georgia.
Bill also received bar admission to the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He also has professional associations with the Atlanta Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Association (President, 1990–1991), the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Bill was the 2013 Chair of the Women’s Divorce Academy Committee of the Visions Anew Institute and is a participant in the organization’s Divorce Directory. www.visionsanew.org.
For over thirty years, Bill has creatively and aggressively represented his clients. Since becoming a partner in Fryer, Shuster and Lester, P.C., Bill has specialized in family law, civil and business litigation.