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Jessica Hughes

Jessica Hughes

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family

About Me

Jessica Hughes is an associate family law attorney at Black & Graham, LLC. Jessica's primary focus is to assist clients with family law matters including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time & child support modification/enforcement.


 


Prior to joining Black & Graham, LLC, Jessica worked as an associate attorney at another Colorado Springs based firm. There, Jessica focused her knowledge & skill on domestic relations cases. She worked closely & diligently with her clients to resolve their legal issues, allowing them to return their focus to what is most important - their family. Jessica brings that same knowledge & energy to our firm, smoothly assisting her clients through turbulent matters.


 


Jessica is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. She began her career in law shortly after high school, working as a paralegal for a local criminal defense firm. During her time as a paralegal, Jessica pursued an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences focusing specifically in Paralegal studies, at Pikes Peak Community College. She continued her education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in December 2007. In 2008, Jessica attended New England's  School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.


 


Upon graduating law school Jessica returned to Colorado and passed her bar exam in October 2012. Since her return to Colorado Jessica joined the faculty of Pikes Peak Community College & SUNY: Canton as an adjunct professor for the legal studies program. She has taught courses in Mediation, Family Law, Criminal Defense & Legal Research/Writing. Additionally, Jessica served as a law clerk for the Honorable District Court Judge David L. Shakes with the 4th Judicial District. In this position Jessica assisted Judge Shakes with research & drafting decisions on criminal defense issues regarding jury voir dire, Batson challenges, rules of evidence, and the juvenile direct file statute.


 


In Jessica's free time, she enjoys a good book with a strong cup of coffee, an occasional dance class & rousing game of pickle ball.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Family: 25%
    3 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
    3 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    3 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($315-345/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Carl Olaf Graham

    I endorse this lawyer. I first encountered Jessica as opposing counsel on a case, and was impressed with her tenaciousness and knowledge of the law. About a year later, when my firm had an opening, I encouraged her to apply, and we ended up hiring her. We do not regret that decision - she is hard-working, dedicated to her clients, and has a string of successes in the courtroom.

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    Carl Graham Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Haily Stansberry

    Jessica Hughes is astoundingly smart and will advise her clients of every option available. If there is an attorney in the Colorado Springs community who can keep a family law case from turning into an ugly and exhausting hearing, it is Ms. Hughes. I endorse Ms. Hughes to any client looking for calm in the storm of divorce.

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    Haily Stansberry Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Black & Graham, LLC

128 S Tejon St Ste 410
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-2266

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive201108/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListNew England Law Boston2011
Hon. John F.X. Davoren GrantHon. John F.X. Davoren2009
President's ListUniversity of Colorado - Colorado Springs2007
Dean's ListUniversity of Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs2006
College Honor RollPikes Peak Community College2005
President's Honor RollPikes Peak Community College2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateBlack & Graham, LLC2013 - Present
AssociateThe Gasper Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2013
Volunteer Judicial Clerk4th Judicial District Court2012 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorPikes Peak Community College2011 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorSUNY: Canton2011 - 2012
National Dance Project InternNew England Foundation for the Arts2010 - 2011
ParalegalMcClintock & McClintock, P.C.2001 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma AlphaMember2007 - 2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law BostonN/AJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Pikes Peak Community CollegePolitical ScienceAssociates of Arts & Humanities2005
Pikes Peak Community CollegeParalegalAssociates of Applied Sciences2005