Anthony Chester Esq.

Anthony Chester Esq.

Of Counsel
Costa Mesa, California

Anthony Chester is an associate attorney at Hyde & Swigart, APC and Of Counsel with Kazerouni Law Group, APC. Anthony specializes in consumer protection matters including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Anthony was born in Maryland, spent his early childhood in Colorado and California, and the majority of his adolescence and young adulthood in Michigan. For college, Anthony attended Michigan State University where he earned two Bachelors Degrees-one in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and the other in Philosophy. He attended law school at Michigan State as well.

While at MSU Law, Anthony earned numerous awards and accolades in a number of advocacy competitions on the law school's negotiation competition team, mediation competition team, and appellate moot court board. In addition to the competitions, Anthony participated in a competitive, two-year trial practice certificate program designed to teach students the skills necessary to succeed in the courtroom. Anthony also served as MSU Law's first ADR Board President and acted as a teaching assistant for three courses: negotiation advocacy, civil mediation, and domestic relations mediation.

Outside of law practice, Anthony acts as a volunteer mediator. Since his first mediation training in 2011, Anthony has mediated a wide variety of disputes including: divorces, landlord tenant issues, and debt collection matters. Anthony also acts in a leadership role for community dispute resolution, as he is a board member for the Dispute Resolution Center: a community mediation organization located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Protection


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D.
    • Honors: MSU Law’s first ADR Board President
  • Michigan State University
    • Major: Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy
  • Michigan State University
    • Major: Philosophy

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Dispute Resolution Center