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Kellye Hughes

Adoption Attorney at Pantego, TX

4.7   30 reviews

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About Kellye

Learn Kellye’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Adoption
    100%
    I am a three time adoptive parent. I have consummated the adoptions of over 700 children. I handle all kinds of adoption, including: private, agency, foster parent, and same sex families.

    28 years, 550 cases

Thank you for viewing my profile.  I am a former CPS Assitant District Attorney.  I was licensed to practice law in 1995 and I have been in private practice for 27 years.  

 

ADOPTION:  I am an adoptive parent of three children.  I have consumated the adoption of over 700 children.  I frequently train attorneys on adoption law and I have authored many papers on adoption law.

 

AWARDS:  I am the receipient of the Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan Universtiy) Alumni of the Year award.  I won this because of my years of service to the National Adoption Day committee.   I have been voted as the Top Adoption Lawyer in Fort Worth Magazine, five years in a row. I am served three terms on the State Bar of Texas' Child Abuse and Neglect Committee.

Licensed for 27 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Kellye

Hughes Law Center
3615 W Pioneer Pkwy Ste C
Pantego, TX, 76013-4518

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Posted by Kaity | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LOVE Kellye Hughes!!
I’ve hired her to do all 3 of my adoptions and never once regretted it. She’s the best lawyer I’ve hired. I recommended her to my friends looking into adoption and they adopted 2 of their children with Kellye Hughes. Would recommend her a thousand times and a thousand times more.
Posted by Jessica | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
We retained Ms. Hughes to represent us during the process of terminating parental rights and adoption of our foster daughter. Ms. Hughes was amazing. She called me within a few hours of me leaving a message through her website, scheduled a time to meet with me within a few days, and even arranged her schedule to attend a court hearing within days. She clearly communicated to us the issues at hand, our options and prospects for success. Her fee was reasonable, and she was easy to contact when we had questions. I really can't say enough good things about this lawyer. If you have a family matter you would be well served to consult with this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
adoption
We hired Mrs. Hughes to do our adoption! She was wonderful! Her office was on top of everything! She was a joy to work with and has such a heart to help foster and adoptive families! We will be using her again for sure on our next adoption!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went over and above to fight for my daughter!
Ms. Hughes ensured I was "kept in the loop" at all times. The good, the bad, and even the scary where all explained to me as things unfolded in a calm and professional manner. DFPS was overlooking a number of inconsistencies in my foster daughters case, and was attempting to place her with a relative. Ms. Hughes discovered a number of facts, including the small fact that the relative was not, in fact, a relative at all, and had a son living within a block of her that is a registered child molester. This, as well as a number of other even more disturbing facts were revealed in court where DFPS admitted to having not done any research into the so-called family member prior to recommending placement to the court. Ms. Hughes recently formalized the adoption of my daughter at court. Ms. Cobb, Legal Assistant for the Hughes Law Center, walked me through some of the toughest moments of my life. She was VERY responsive at all hours, and calmed me down on a number of occasions. Ms. Cobb is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions in a manner I was able to understand.
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Posted by Jakki | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
We used Kellye Hughes for the intervention of our foster daughter and for our adoption. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Her assistant Julie was equally as helpful. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an attorney that really knows their stuff on interventions.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Kellye was very knowledgeable of the laws and always kept us informed during our case. Her fees are reasonable. She and Julie did an excellent job finalizing our adoption.
Posted by Kelly and Mark | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!
Kellye and Julie were awesome! They always responded by email right away with any concerns or questions we had. Julie was on top of her game, always emailing me with any updates. Our adoption process was very quick and easy, I would highly recommend them to anyone! They were friendly and very inviting!
Posted by Candice | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding CPS Attorney
You won't find a better attorney than Kellye when your dealing with the most previous things on earth, children!! Most importantly she does this for the right reasons and what matters most, CHILDREN! She is afraid to stand up to anyone and let me tell you, SHE GETS THE JOB DONE AND VERY WELL! I love her and admire her.
Posted by Tiffany | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A bulldog ... in all the right ways. :)
In searching for an attorney, our criteria was, "a bulldog that doesn't accept the mediocrity of the status quo." Kellye came recommended by others in our foster care circle and after interviewing her, my husband and I felt quite comfortable. She and Julie were tenacious in their perseverance and just kept pushing and pushing through an anomaly of dysfunction and bureaucracy of a ridiculous system. In the end, they both are considered a crucial part of "our village" and we're very appreciative of the dedication. She's done 3 adoptions for us (including an adult adoption) and who knows ... possibly more in the future. ;)
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
They made it easy for us.
We were scared and excited about the ups and down of our adoption. Kellie and Julie made it easy for us. They were incredibly aggressive and effective in all processes from what we needed to gather, to the court visits. They helped to push in the removal of parental rights and sped up the final adoption date. I would recommend them to anyone in or out of the state. They put us at ease. For that, we are truly grateful.
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Posted by Ginna | May 5, 2017
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A breath of fresh air in the broken foster system
Kellye goes above and beyond to protect the most volunerable children in our community. We hired her to represent us in the intervention into our foster son's (adopted son) case. I truly believe that without her knowledge, expertise, and passion we would have lost him and he would be growing up in a volatile situation and would most likely return to the foster system later on in life. Kellye fought for our family and we will forever be grateful for the gift she gave us! Kellye is one of a kind attorney!
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Posted by Kristin | February 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Protected us (foster family) from CPS
We had been foster parents for many, many years and absolutely love caring for children. When false allegations arose and CPS mishandled things, we called on Kellye and her team to protect our foster children as well as our entire family. She is very straightforward and honest, no bologna. She knows her stuff! We are forever grateful to her and her team as she proctected our family and, in the end, finalized our adoption!
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Posted by Tim and Brenda | November 20, 2014
You Have Found Your Attorney
If you are looking for an adoption attorney, look no further. From the day I called just to get info, I knew Kellye and Julie were "the ones". Julie was phenomenal at putting us at ease and knowing everything there was to know about a CPS adoption. She answered so many questions that we had been waiting on answers for and did exactly what she said she would do and worked swiftly on getting the job done. On adoption day, Kellye was like part of our family and made all of us feel special. We can't thank them enough for all they did for us.
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Posted by Laura | November 16, 2014
There is no one better than Kellye!
We had a very difficult road to adopt our foster children. Our foster sibling group was in the media when they came to our home. Kellye cleared her schedule more than once to be available to us when our phone started ringing with television and newspaper people. She is incredibly knowledgable about law but, more importantly, she is PASSIONATE about what she does. She truly cares for her clients. She communicates that passion and knowledge in the courtroom. She is an amazing attorney!
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Posted by M | November 12, 2014
Excellent adoption lawyer
Kellye and her staff are beyond amazing. They are very good at foreseeing obstacles and dealing with them before they become an issue. Communication is superb. Then when Kellye gets in the courtroom, her knowledge, competency, and fluid speech is astounding. I was in an out of court 13 times over 2 years for our case and she stayed a step ahead of everyone the entire time.
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Posted by ashley | November 12, 2014
foster parent intervention
Kelley is very honest, trustworthy and knows her law! She cried with us and helped my family thru a very hard time! I would recommend her to anyone and would not hesitate to use her again.
Posted by Lynn | November 12, 2014
She saved my daughter's life
Kellye performed a foster parent intervention, two adoptions, and a birth parent mediation for our family. Kellye listened to our concerns, studied our case, and fought for us when our foster (now adopted) daughter was scheduled to be returned to a dangerous, high-risk family situation. She explained everything to us and reassured us during the difficult parts of our case. She was always on time for court and responded to emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. We were very impressed at her tenacity during the trial. She was well prepared and made the other attorneys look like amateurs. She is amazing! She is smart, articulate, and fearless. We are very thankful for her and her abilities as an attorney.
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Posted by Yolanda | November 12, 2014
I love Kellye and Julie
They're great people to have on your side.. They went to bat for my child and I. I'd be lost if I didn't have Kellye as my attorney. . Thank you Kellye from the Davis family.
Posted by Dolores | August 20, 2014
Thanks Kellye and Julie!
Kellye is a great lawyer and I would definitely recommend her to all. She helped us settle a case that involved our great-nephew. We felt that she was honest with us and did not encourage continuing on if she felt that it was not in our best interest, however, she let us know that the decision was still ours as to continue or not. Julie, her assistant was always knowledgeable and informative. They are both good individuals and as a team are great. Thanks Kellye and Julie!
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Posted by Adrian | March 18, 2013
Best attorney and staff ever!!!!!!!!!
I cannot say enough about what Attorney Reeves and her staff have done for us. We had an extremely complex adoption case and Kellye and staff provided us with exceptional representation. They were there for us every step of the way with expert legal advice, guidance, and encouragement. They were committed to our case…and as a result we recently finalized our daughter’s adoption. We are thankful that they are so good at what they do...Attorney Reeves and staff are like family to us now. I highly recommend this attorney and would hire her again in a heartbeat!!!!!!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Reeves Law Center
  • 1999 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County District Attorney
  • 1995 - 1999

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1995
  • The University of Texas At Arlington
  • B.A.
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Foster Parent Interventions
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Committee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2008
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • 2006

Publications

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • How to Guide for Adoption Cases
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Adoption Day Training
  • 2014
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • "Family Law - Not Just Divorces and Modifications"
  • 2012
  • Texas College for Judicial Studies
  • Parental Rights and Duties
  • 2011
  • Excell Center Tarrant County
  • CPS Judicial System
  • 2011
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Case Law Update
  • 2011
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Adoption Day Training
  • 2009
  • Ellis County Foster Parent Associagtion
  • Foster Parent Legal Rights
  • 2009
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • What Happens After Termination - Appellate Considerations
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Representing Fathers
  • 2009
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Cross Examination in a CPS Case
  • 2008
  • Texas College for Judicial Studies
  • Termination & Adoption
  • 2008
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Adoption Day Training
  • 2008
  • North Texas Teen Court
  • Court Room Decorum
  • 2008
  • Dallas Juvenile Justice Commission
  • How to Perfect a CPS Appeal
  • 2008
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Adoption Day Training
  • 2007
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defending a CPS Investigation
  • 2006
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Appeal of a Juvenile Law Case
  • 2006
  • Texas Advanced Juvenile Law Course
  • Kinship Issues in CPS Cases
  • 2006
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Adoption Day Training
  • 2006
  • Texas Annual Poverty Law Course
  • Other Players in Custody Cases
  • 2005
  • Texas Annual Juvenile Law Commission
  • Defending a CPS Case
  • 2005
  • Texas Advanced Family Law Course
  • Kinship Issues in CPS Cases
  • 2005
  • Neglect Hurts Task Force
  • Representing Parents in DFPS Cases
  • 2005
  • Texas Advanced Family Law Course
  • Defending a CPS Case
  • 2004
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • It Ain't Over 'Till the Foreman Sings
  • 2004
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • CPS Investigations - Forensics
  • 2003
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defending CPS Investigations
  • 2001
  • Texas Children's Justice Act
  • Representation in Abuse & Neglect Cases
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (20)
Endorse Kellye
Adoption Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very well versed at handling all the potential problems that can arise in adoption cases."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Kellye on cases. I also opposed her on cases when she was an Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney for CPS. Kellye is and excellent trial attorney with great knowledge of the law and CPS policies and procedures. She is one of the go 2 lawyers on CPS Interventions and Adoptions."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very personable and treats her clients right"
Child abuse Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Kellye Reeves. Attorney Reeves is very knowledgeable and highly experienced. She is a well respected attorney in our legal community. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Kellye Reeves is a beacon of professionalism and experience in the community. She not only gets the best for her client, but fights tirelessly on every case. Kellye Reeves is the type of attorney that younger lawyers go to when they need advice. She is a credit to the profession, and I highly recommend choosing Kellye Reeves as your attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Kellye on CPS cases and referred complex adoption cases to her. She is aggressive while remaining professional and is very knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I cannot say enough about Kellye Reeves and her professionalism and skill. I was opposition about two years ago when I first met her. It was my first time handling a case like that and it didn't go well, I don't mind saying. However, Kellye was professional, kind and compassionate even to me as I 'learned a few things the hard way'. She even called me later that evening to offer words of encouragement. Since then, she has always been available to mentor me and have never made me, or anyone else, feel inadequate. I enjoy hearing her lecture on tough family law issues. I enjoy working with her. To the point, I enthusiastically endorse this wonderfully capable attorney for whom I have the utmost admiration."
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