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Allyson Hughes

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Allyson Hughes received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1987. While at the University of Florida, Ms. Hughes was a Teaching Fellow for Appellate Advocacy and received the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Family Law. Ms. Hughes is board certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and practices law exclusively in that area.


Ms. Hughes maintains her office in New Port Richey, Florida and practices collaborative and traditional family law in the surrounding counties including Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando. She was the 2007 - 2008 Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. She has served as the Editor of the Florida Bar Family Law Section publication The Commentator. From 2000-2005, she was a member of Family Law Section Executive Council. In 1999-2001, she was the Chair for the Florida Bar Family Law Sections Continuing Legal Education Committee. She served as Chair of the Family Law Sections Legislative Committee during 2003-2004. Ms. Hughes also Co-Chaired the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1998-2000. Ms. Hughes is past President of the West Pasco Bar Association. She was the founder and Chair of the West Pasco Family Law Committee. Ms. Hughes is a Board member of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a member of the Florida Bar's Grievance Committee, currently serving as Vice-Chair.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    28 years
  2. Family: 20%
    28 years
  3. Alimony: 5%
    28 years
  4. Child Custody: 5%
    28 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ky M. Koch

    I endorse this lawyer. Allyson is a very experienced, caring, and well respected attorney.


    Ky Koch Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stann William Givens

    I highly endorse Allyson Hughes. She is a very talented divorce and paternity lawyer. She has tremendous experience and skill and is highly respected by the judges. Stann Givens


    Stann Givens Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Allyson Hughes, P.A.

7604 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL, 34653-3020


FLMember in Good Standing198706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2015
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2014
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2013
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2012
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Board Certified Marital & Family LawFlorida Bar1998
American Jurisprudence Book Award-Family LawUniversity of Florida College of Law1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerAllyson Hughes, P.A.1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar Grievance CommitteeN/A2014 - Present
Tampa Bay Collaborative GroupBoard Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember2011 - Present
Tampa Bay Collaborative GroupMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Parenting Coordination Ad Hoc CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital and Family Law Certification CommitteeMember2004 - Present
West Pasco Bar AssocationMember1998 - Present
West Pasco Bar AssociationFounder & Chair Family Law Committee1995 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital and Family Law Certification CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital and Family Law Certification CommitteeVice Chair2010 - 2012
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Board Certification CommitteeMember2008 - 2015
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionChair2007 - 2008
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionChair Elect2006 - 2007
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionTreasurer2005 - 2006
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, CommentatorEditor2004 - 2005
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislative CommitteeCo-Chair2003 - 2004
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, CLE CommitteeCo-Chair2003 - 2004
West Pasco Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Florida Bar , Family Law SectionExecutive Council2000 - 2005
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeCo-chair1998 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
The CommentatorManaging Your Parenting Cases2008
The CommentatorAddressing Frustrations: Handouts for Family Law Clients2005
The CommentatorMediation Hot Tips2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Florida Atlantic UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Broward Community CollegeN/AA.A.1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteAlimony and Child Support2015
North Suncoast Estate Planning Council MeetingCollaborative Divorce2013
Matrimonial Trial Advocacy SeminarProgram Advisor2013
Advanced Matrimonial Trial Advocacy SeminarDirect and Cross Examination of Psychological Experts in Parenting Evaluations2011
Florida Bar Continuing Legal EducationA Developmental Approach to Parenting Plans2008
Matrimonial Certification ReviewMatrimonial Certification Review2006
Florida Bar Continuing Legal EducationInitial Office Contacts and Handling Clients Through Trial2006
Matrimonial Trial Advocacy SeminarDirect and Cross Examination2005
Matrimonial Trial Advocacy SeminarDirect and Cross Examination2003
Family Law ModificationFamily Law Modification2000