John Hughes is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of California and Michigan. Mr. Hughes grew up in Brighton, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. After college, Mr. Hughes moved to southern California and earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange, California.
While in law school, Mr. Hughes earned a full merit scholarship, won CALI awards for earning the highest class grades in Contracts, Property, Legal Research and Writing, and Federal Courts, and was awarded the National Order of Scribes award for excellence in legal writing and professionalism upon graduation. He was also heavily involved on his law school campus, working as Production Editor for the Chapman Law Review, a research assistant for multiple professors, and a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Constitutional Law.
Mr. Hughes began his legal career in southern California and practiced in the areas of employment law and criminal defense before moving home to Michigan in 2017. Since returning to Michigan, Mr. Hughes has exclusively practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law. Mr. Hughes has extensive experience with guardianship and conservatorship matters, and currently serves as a guardian ad litem and court-appointed attorney for the Livingston and Oakland County probate courts. Mr. Hughes is a member of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the Michigan Bar and the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association.