Robert Hughes, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Lawrenceville, GA

Robert W. Hughes & Associates, PC
 | 390 West Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 7704698887
Fax: 678-680-6095
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert Hughes, Jr., is the founder of Hughes and Associates in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Hughes represents a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving probate and trust litigation, estate administration, estate planning, business law, commercial litigation, civil litigation and wrongful death.

    A practical and sensible attorney, Mr. Hughes has earned a reputation for being able to identify potential problems his clients may face and for offering the solid, straightforward advice they need to make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. A former business owner himself, he understands the unique struggles and concerns small-business owners can experience, and he strives to be the kind of attorney his clients can rely on to help identify risks and ways to avoid costly mistakes when running their companies.

    A pragmatic problem-solver, Mr. Hughes prides himself on being able to devise customized strategies and solutions that will help his clients protect themselves, their assets and their businesses with an eye on future success. Along with his litigation practice, he has successfully handled over 20 appellate cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Many of his cases have set new legal precedents and helped establish new laws in the areas of probate, wills and business torts.

    Mr. Hughes graduated from Florida State University in 1977 with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He then helped establish his family's printing company while assisting with its day-to-day operations. Learning firsthand the need so many small-business owners have of finding a quality, trustworthy attorney, Mr. Hughes attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992.

    Along with practicing before all of Georgia's state courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court, Mr. Hughes is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Georgia as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1993, he received the Gwinnett County Bar Association Pro Bono Project Award, and in 2001, he received the 10 Year Award from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Saturday Lawyer Program.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Civil Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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  • About Robert Hughes, Jr.

    Admitted: 1992, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pro Bono Project Award, Gwinnett County Bar Association, Lawyer of the Year, Atlanta Legal Aid, 2003
    • 10 Year Award, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Saturday Lawyer Program, 10 Year Award, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 1999

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Member of NAELA, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, 2014
    • Licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 11th District Court of Appeals
    • Georgia Supreme Court
    • State Bar of Georgia, 1992
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Courts of Georgia
    • United States Supreme Court, 2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Gwinnett County Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 1999
    • Gwinnett County Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2003


    • Steen-Jorgensen v. Huff, 352 Ga. App. 727, 835 S.E.2d 707 (2019). We were able to properly secure a reversal of a judgment against our client by having the Court of Appeals direct the trial court to make specific findings of fact regarding whether the trial court should hear a case about appointing a guardian in the county where the proposed ward previously resided. The trial court made a brief unsupported decision about who a guardian should be.  The Court of Appeals told the trial court that it needs to set out very specific findings in its opinion., 2019
    • Regal Nissan, Inc. v. Scott, 348 Ga. App. 91, 821 S.E.2d 561 (2018)  In this case, the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court which had found that the personal representative of an estate had the authority to enforce all rights that come with the ownership of shares of stock in a company.  The issues were related to the wife of her deceased husband seeking to secure financial information from a company in which her husband owned shares of stock. The ultimate answer is that the executor or administrator can have access to all information a deceased shareholder could have had., 2018
    • Milbourne v. Milbourne, 301 Ga. 111, 799 S.E.2d 785 (2017) The Supreme Court held that it is generally improper to grant summary judgment in a will contest case is brought on the grounds of undue influence., 2017
    • Banner v. Vandeford, 293 Ga. 654 (2013), 2013
    • Bailey v. Annistown Rd. Baptist Church and Gwinnett County, 301 Ga. App. 677 (2010), 2010
    • In re Estate of Nesbit, 299 Ga. App. 496 (2009), 2009
    • Hampton Island Club, LLC v. B2 Creative, Inc., 300 Ga. App. 258 (2009), 2009
    • Manders v. King, 284 Ga. 338 (2008), 2008
    • In Re Estate of Boss, 293 Ga. App. 769 (2008), 2008
    • Dierkes v. Crawford Orthodontic Care, P.C., 284 Ga. App. 96, 2007, 2007
    • In re Estate of Barr, 278 Ga. App. 837, 2006, 2006
    • Dorsey v. Kennedy, 284 Ga. 464 (2008), 2008
    • Bacon v. Volvo Service Center, Inc., 266 Ga. App. 543 (2004), 2004
    • Harp v. Pryor, 276 Ga. 478 (2003), 2003
    • Network Publications, Inc. v. Bjorkman, 756 So.2d 1028 (2000), 2000

    Representative Clients:

    • Glenn Harp & Sons, Inc., 1996
    • Tri-Tech Roofing, Inc., 1994
    • Walton Press, Inc., 2001

    Educational Background:

    • Florida State University College of Business, B.A. Hotel and Restaurant Administration, 1977
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    Office Location for Robert Hughes, Jr.

    390 West Crogan St
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

    Phone: 7704698887

    Fax: 678-680-6095

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