Ken Lester is the founding partner of Lester & Hendrix, LLC with offices in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Beaufort/Hilton Head, South Carolina. . He received his B.S. and J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a Diplomat in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to the top 100 family court trial lawyers in the United States. He is a fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which is made up of approximately 960 lawyers worldwide. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served as President of the South Carolina chapter. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers consists of 1,700 of the top matrimonial attorneys in the United States and Canada. For over 15 years, Mr. Lester has served on the faculty of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute which is held for nine (9) days each year at the South Texas College of Law in downtown Houston, Texas where 48 lawyers from across the United States are taught to litigate family law cases. South Texas College of Law is nationally known for its award winning trial advocacy program and holds more trial advocacy awards (over 100) than any other law school in the United State of America. Its advocacy program consistently ranks among the top ten in the United States each year by the US News and World Report.