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Richard D Hughes

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Guardianship

About Me


Richard
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.




Mr.
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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    41 years, 20 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    41 years, 20 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    41 years, 20 thousand cases
  4. Guardianship: 5%
    41 years, 20 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Douglass S Lodmell

    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.

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    Douglass Lodmell Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Joseph Campbell

    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.

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    John Campbell Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

The Hughes Law Firm

4155 E Jewell Ave Ste 500
Denver, CO, 80222-4509

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive197308/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Voice of ExperienceInsideCounsel SuperConference2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Denvers Top Wealth ManagersColorado Biz2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Hughes Law Firm1974 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Rocky Mountain Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Colorado Estate Planning Education CouncilMemberN/A
WealthCounselMemberN/A
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysFormer DirectorN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Alzheimer's Asset-Protection Planning$115,000 saved, together with early Medicaid qualification

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Richard HughesThe Colorado Guide to Probate2013
Richard HughesThe Colorado Guide to Medicaid2010
Richard HughesThe Colorado Guide to the Living Trust2010
Richard HughesThe Colorado Guide to VA "Aid and Attendance"2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana UniversityEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1968
University of Denver College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Wills and Trusts 101Wills and Trusts 1012013
Amazing Aging ExpoHow to Avoid Probate2013
Wills and Trusts 101Wills and Trusts 1012012
Wills and Trusts 101Wills and Trusts 1012011
Wills and Trusts 101Wills and Trusts 1012010