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Madison Hess, J.D.

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Madison Hess, J.D., Legal Writer

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Madison Hess is a legal writer for FindLaw’s Legal Forms and Services. Before joining FindLaw, Madison worked at a law firm dedicated to family law, estate planning, and real estate law. She has a passion for giving people the tools they need to understand and apply the law to their own lives.

Madison received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she received her J.D. While studying at UST Law, Madison worked as a writing fellow, guiding other students through the process of researching the law and writing about it.

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