Lester was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Emory University in 1977, and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1979. Lester attended Emory University School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1982. He has been practicing in Moultrie since 1982.
Lester practices in the areas of commercial transactions, property, business formation, planning and operation, commercial litigation, local government and estate planning. Lester worked primarily in civil and criminal litigation the first 15 years of his practice, and continues to represent clients in state and federal courts throughout Georgia, primarily in commercial and contract litigation.
He is County Attorney for Colquitt County, Georgia and advises and represents the Board of Commissioners and Colquitt County employees on a regular basis. Having many agricultural and agribusiness clients, he is experienced with all aspects of agricultural law. Lester has extensive experience in closing commercial, agricultural and residential transactions.
Lester and his wife Angela are deeply involved in the Moultrie community. Angela Castellow serves on the City of Moultrie Council and is the Executive Director of United Way of Colquitt County. Lester has donated many hours of pro bono work to several local causes.
Outside of the office, Lester is an avid gardener, fisherman, cyclist and runner. Lester has completed a number of marathons, triathlons and century distance cycling events. Lester’s children, Morgan and Avery, are both graduates of The University of Georgia.