Hughes, a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Denver College
of Law, has hosted scores of seminars, workshops and panel discussions on a
variety of topics including probate avoidance, tax savings, disability issues,
asset-protection strategies, Medicaid law and trust planning.
Hughes is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Elder Law Section of the
Colorado Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the
Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, the
Colorado Estate Planning Education Council and WealthCounsel. He is a former director of the National
Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and Liberty Savings Bank, FSB.
He is proud of his Martindale Hubbell AV rating, his
loyal staff of 13 professionals, his beautiful daughters – Hallie and Lauren -
and the privilege of serving over 500,000 members of Colorado’s best state and federal credit
unions through the firm’s Credit Union Group Legal Benefits Program.
Whether speaking in a seminar or confidential client
setting, Mr. Hughes translates the law and planning strategies into plain
English and zeros in on real-life issues that concern most every American
family – regardless of means.
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I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Hughes. I have worked with Richard as co-counsel and am delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. Richard Hughes is a highly trusted and experienced attorney in Colorado, and a leader in elder law and estate planning. Whether you are in need of a simple update to your existing planning, or have complex elder law, estate and business planning needs, Richard will provide you with excellent advice, service and support.
Douglass Lodmell Trusts Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Richard for many years and have worked with him for the past three. His level of knowledge, skill and ethics is outstanding. His is compassionate and caring, which allows him to empathize with clients going through very trying times in their lives. His clients love him and it is easy to see why. I would have no reservations about recommending Richard to anyone in need of a truly fine Elder Law attorney.
John Campbell Estate Planning Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Voice of Experience||InsideCounsel SuperConference||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Denvers Top Wealth Managers||Colorado Biz||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Owner||The Hughes Law Firm||1974 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Estate Planning Education Council||Member||N/A|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Former Director||N/A|
|Alzheimer's Asset-Protection Planning||$115,000 saved, together with early Medicaid qualification|
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|Indiana University||Education||BS - Bachelor of Science||1968|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|