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Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.

For all your probate needs throughout Georgia
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Georgia
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Denise Hughes March 11, 2020
Contested Probate Case It is with our sincere appreciation to Robby Hughes and Enrique Morales in representing us through a very difficult probate case recently. Their professionalism and ethics are second to none. The end result of our case resulted in our total satisfaction. It has been our extreme pleasure working with this firm and we highly recommend them to anyone needing legal services. William and Denise Hughes
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Biography

I have been in practice since 1992. My practice primarily focuses on probate, guardianship and probate litigation. I have handled numerous hearings and jury trials throughout the State of Georgia from Savannah to Dalton. I have also handled appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court for my clients. My firm is a small firm specializing in superior service to our clients. My team consists of five lawyers, five paralegals, and an office manager who all have worked with me for many years. We are technologically savvy and communicate with our clients via email and ZOOM where possible.

Prior to practicing law, I owned a large printing and publishing company that I sold.

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Insurance Claims
Life Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Wrongful Death
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • WebEx
  • Open from 9-4 for telephone conferences.
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept some probate litigation and wrongful death matters on a contingency basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $490 per hour. Associate attorneys in my firm charge between $250 -$300 per hour. We require a retainer agreement before we undertake any work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
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Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C. was formed on Janaury 1, 2009 after I hired an associate to work with me. I have worked from the same location since 1992 in a variety of partnerships
Owner
Hughes & Associates, P.C.
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This was a professional corporation that ended in 2009.
Partner
Hughes & Kaplan
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This was a general partnership that was dissolved when Mr. Kaplan accepted a position with a larger firm.
Partner
Hughes, Kaplan & Gravante
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This was a general practice law firm that dissolved when Mr. Gravante accepted other employment.
Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D (1992) | Law
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Activities: President of the Student Bar Association 1992
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Florida State University
B.S (1977) | Hotel and Restaurant Administration with a Minor in Finance
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Activities: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
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Darton College
A.A | Business Administration
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapter
10 Year Award
State Bar of Georgia
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapeter
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Activities: This is an association devoted to improving the legal help offered to the elderly. You can access the website at www.NAELA.org.
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Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted for Practice
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Activities: GTLA is an association of lawyers dedicated to preserving citizens rights in the courts and is comprised mostly of plaintiff's lawyers.
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Gwinnett County Bar Association-Probate Section
Member
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Activities: I am a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Gwinnett County Bar Association. We offer pro bono services once a quarter to persons seeking help through the Gwinnett County Probate Court.
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Supreme Court of Georgia
Admited for Practice
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Court of Appeals of Georgia
Admitted for Practice
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American Bar Association
Member
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Gwinnett Bar Association
Member
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
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Gwinnett Pro Bono Association
pro bono efforts
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Activities: I represent numerous people at the request of the Gwinnett Legal Aid Foundation. I have twice been named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year.
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Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
volunteer
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Activities: I donate some of my time each year to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to represent those who are in need of legal help.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Use a Petition For Year's Support
Robert Hughes
Speaking Engagements
Avoiding Trouble at the Intersection of Personal Injury and Probate, Clayton County Bar Assocation Meeting, Clayton County Bar GA
Clayton County Bar Association
I was honored to present to the Clayton County Bar Association my paper on Avoiding Trouble at the Intersection of Personal Injury and Probate. A copy of my paper is available upon request.
Certifications
NAELA
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Legal Answers
303 Questions Answered
Q. Biological and step-parent dies with no will, does the step-child have rights to the step-parent's property in Georgia?
A: The simple answer is no. But, when parent died, child would be an heir to her natural parent's estate. Depending on facts of case, an equitable adoption might exist between step parent and step child that would allow for inheritance. You should see a probate lawyer about that possibility.
Q. I’m a beneficiary of my father’s will, and I have been misled by his granddaughter who is the excuitor of his will what
A: You should go by the probate court where the will is filed and get a full copy of the probate file. It will include a copy of the will. Once you review it, if you believe something is wrong, contact a lawyer specializing in probate law to get advice.
Q. My mom passed away in 2015. There was only a house left. I became the administrator because I live in the house.
A: You have a mess on your hands. You will need your the step-dad and 2 siblings to sign a disclaimer stating they do not want anything from the estate. If your brother who died has children, they are entitled to your brother's share.
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Contact & Map
We are inside the BB&T Building on the 2nd Floor.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 230
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 469-8887
Fax: (678) 680-6095
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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