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Don't be fooled by the advertising attorneys who claim to be experts.  I am a CPA, I have an MBA from UCLA and have testified approximately 2000 times in family law matters concerning all aspects of property.  I am an expert in all types of property issues in family law.  I am a Partner in Hughes and Hughes , which is one of the largest family law firms in Orange County California.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases



Hourly ($125-500/hour)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Bruce is a knowledgeable family attorney who gets results for his clients. Moreover, his expertise is in property and accounting matters. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

660 W 1st St
Tustin, CA, 92780


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Honorable MentionAICPA1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partnerHughes and Hughes, LLP2011 - Present
PartnerHughes and Sullivan1994 - Present
forensic accountantBruce A. Hughes, CPA1979 - 1994
Vice President, Marketing, Purchasing and Adm.ITT Import Automotive Division1973 - 1979
auditorArthur Andersen & Co. CPA's1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
California State Barmember1994 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1994 - Present
AICPAmember1973 - Present
CSCPAmember1973 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IN re Marriage of LundHusband kept property via 2640
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Bar AssociationTransmutations in Family Law2010
California Bar JournalUsing forensic accountants2008
Orange County Lawyer Magazinestock options in marital dissolutions1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Los AngelesAccountingMBA1972
California State University, Long BeachAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Orange County BarInformation on a business tax return2010
Real Property issuesReal Property Issues2006
Tracing issues in family lawTracing issues2005
Taxation and family lawTaxation and family law2004
Stock OptionsStock options2004
Income and Expense DeclarationsIncome and Expense Declarations2004
expert witnessExpert Witness2004
Accounting experts in litigationLitigation2004
Using forensic accountantsForensic accountants in family law1988
Business Valuations in family lawbusiness vaulations in family law1987