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I entered the legal profession after twenty five years in the gasoline and convenience store industry. I held positions ranging from area supervisor of company operated stores to manager of budgets and planning for the marketing department with an eighty million dollar ($80,000,000) budget.

After my corporate career and before entering law school, I spent several years consulting for small businesses in the areas of financial management, operational efficiency and customer relations.

This range of business experience, from the large corporate entity to the individual entrepreneur provides the basis for a unique understanding of client needs and desired results. This includes a perspective from both the Corporate Headquarters view to that of the employee out in the field.

I am passionate about my work and enjoy bringing positive outcomes and solutions to my clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    8 years, 25 cases
  2. Employment: 30%
    8 years, 40 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    8 years, 10 cases
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
    8 years, 12 cases



Hourly ($275-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Kristine S Karila

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hughes is a very knowledgeable attorney who will fight for her clients' rights.


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Contact info

Margaret E. Hughes

Attorney at Law
Vallejo, CA, 94591


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin Legal Institute2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawMargaret E Hughes2015 - Present
Managing PartnerAmezcua Moll & Associates, PC2013 - 2014
AssociateAmezcua-Moll & Associates, P.C.2009 - 2012
Law ClerkAmezcua-Moll & Associates2007 - 2008
Co-OwnerSPS Business Services, Inc.2001 - 2004
Director of Budgets & PlanningTosco Marketing Company1997 - 2001
Region Gasoline ManagerCircle K Convenience Stores, Inc.1992 - 1997
Gasoline Sales ManagerSouthland Corporation (7-Eleven)1978 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm SectionVice Chair2014 - 2014
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Dominican CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers DivisionGoing Solo2013