The Legal Team on Your Side

Trusted since 1926, Hester, Grady & Hester P.L.L.C. excels in legal services across NC, upholding the highest standards.

Since its establishment in 1926 in Elizabethtown, NC, Hester, Grady & Hester P.L.L.C. has stood as a beacon of legal excellence and dedication.

Founded by R.J. Hester, our firm has deep roots in Bladen County, extending services to Brunswick, Columbus, Robeson, and New Hanover Counties. With a legacy spanning over eight decades, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the foundational principles of integrity, professionalism, and unparalleled legal counsel.

Our team, led by the distinguished Gary Grady and Cliff Hester, brings together more than fifty years of combined legal expertise. This wealth of experience ensures that our clients receive competent and reliable representation across a broad spectrum of legal matters. We take pride in our “Preeminent” recognition by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register and our “AV” peer review rating, which attest to our legal prowess and ethical standards.

At Hester, Grady & Hester P.L.L.C., we practice general law with a focus on specific areas, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Whether navigating complex legal challenges or seeking straightforward advice, our clients can trust in our ability to protect their interests and uphold their rights with the utmost diligence and respect.

Our Major Clients

Representing a legacy of trust, our firm proudly serves major clients with unparalleled legal expertise and dedication.


Experienced attorneys in NC, specializing in a wide range of legal services. Dedicated to your case.

Gary Grady

Founding Partner

H. Clifton Hester

Co-Managing Partner​