Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hughes served his country as a Military Police Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He received a Good Conduct Medal, numerous Letters of Accomodation and a Meritorious Mast.
Mr. Hughes attended the prestiguous State University of New York at Albany for Criminology and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in both Criminal Justice and English Literature. SUNY Albany is ranked 2nd in the Country for the field of Criminology. He then went on to complete his Master's Degree in just one year on a scholarship.
Mr. Hughes then attended and later graduated with Honors from Western State University College of Law in 2007. He was the Managing Editor of the Western State Law Review for 2005, and Assistant Managing Editor of the Law Review in 2006. Upon passing the California Bar Examination, he has practiced law in the areas of Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense.
Mr. Hughes has handled a broad array of litigation matters including civil rights and personal injury. He also handles criminal defense cases and has extensive trial experience. He regularly practices before Courts in Orange County and Los Angeles County.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney||Los Angeles Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Certificate of Appreciation||United States Olympic Committee||2012|
|Client Rating: Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|College of Trial Advocacy||Orange County Bar Association||2011|
|Client Rating: Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Law Clerk||Corral, Muhar, Parish, & Arnett||2006 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Ronald R. Talmo||2006 - 2008|
|Military Police||United States Marine Corps||1995 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|People v. Daniels||Not Guilty by Jury|
|People v. Rick R.||Not Guilty by Jury|
|People v. Jenkins||Case Dismissed|
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|Western State University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2007|
|State University of New York, Albany||Criminology||Master of Arts||2004|
|State University of New York, Albany||English and Criminal Justice||Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Before Accidents Happen; Insurance Coverage||Insurance Coverage Litigation||2012|