The Hughes Law Firm

We have office locations in Arvada, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, Lakewood, Littleton, and Lone Tree.

Richard Hughes, Esq.

Richard Hughes, Esq.
5 Star Reviews

"When I heard Mr. Hughes speak, I realized I needed his services. I have property with wheat & oil plus a home in Kansas. I have been concerned that if it isn't protected, I could lose it. My family & I met with Mr Hughes and he outlined a plan that would protect everything. It has been a big problem solved and I am so glad to have it planned so I wouldn't lose it. Mr. Hughes gave us guidance & help in creating a living trust which will avoid complications & save money at my death. I am thankful I chose Mr Hughes and his firm. I would definitely recommend him to others."

Kay


"This place is great. I got a free initial consultation and I got the best advice. So glad for The Hughes Law Firm. Saved me thousands & years of BS in Probate court."

Anthony P.


"I was not even a client at the law firm yet, looking to get info to relocate mom. The nurse was so helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable. We will make an appointment when we move to Colorado."

Patti F.


"Our experience has been great with them drawing up all our legal estate papers from scratch. So much to know, so many personal options. They were all run by us and explained in detail, much of which we did not have a clue. Can sleep much better now!"

Linda N.

5 Star Reviews

"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Hughes. I have worked with Richard as co-counsel and am delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. Richard Hughes is a highly trusted and experienced attorney in Colorado, and a leader in elder law and estate planning. Whether you are in need of a simple update to your existing planning, or have complex elder law, estate and business planning needs, Richard will provide you with excellent advice, service and support."

Douglass Lodmell, Trusts Attorney


"I have known Richard for over ten years and am familiar with his practice. He is the lawyer to go to in Denver for Elder law."

Laurence Levinson, Elder Law Attorney


"Richard can bring calmness to the most stressful situation. He has the legal skill and experience necessary to serve as a trustworthy guide to seniors and their families. Attorneys from around the country look to Richard for guidance in the elder law field. I highly recommend him."

William Siebers, Elder law Attorney

1 Endorsement

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset-Protection Planning
  • Estate Settlement

What Makes Richard Hughes Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

Richard is a graduate of Indiana University where he majored in education, biology and chemistry, and the University Of Denver College Of Law. He and his staff have hosted thousands of seminars, workshops and panel discussions on a variety of estate planning topics, including probate avoidance, tax savings, powers of attorney, living wills, HIPAA, disability issues, asset-protection strategies, Medicaid law and trust planning.

Richard is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council, the Colorado Estate Planning Education Council and WealthCounsel. He is a former director of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and Liberty Savings Bank, FSB, and was honored in 2010 as a top wealth manager by DenverBiz.

A prolific writer, Richard has authored numerous titles, including The Colorado Guide to the Living Trust, The Colorado Guide to Medicaid, The Colorado Guide to Probate, The Colorado Guide to Hospice Care, The Colorado Guide to VA Aid and Attendance, Colorado Life Care Planning and The How-to-Settle-My-Trust Manual. He also co-authored the 2009 Colorado-specific edition of Gabriel Heiser’s consumer-friendly Medicaid planning book entitled How to Protect Your Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs.

Whether conducting a seminar or confidential client meeting, Richard translates difficult legal strategies into plain English and zeros in on real-life issues that concern most every American family – regardless of means.

Richard is proud of his peer-rated Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating* (the very highest possible rating for both skills and ethics), his loyal staff of 17 professionals, his beautiful daughters – Hallie and Lauren – and the privilege of having helped over 80,000 families plan for their loved ones’ inheritances since 1974.

Years Of Experience:

  • Over 46 Years

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado – J.D. – 1973
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana – B.S. – 1967

Honors & Awards:

  • LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review and Bar Register
  • AVVO Rating of 10
  • Voice of Experience – Inside Counsel Super Conference – 2011
  • Denvers Top Wealth Managers – Colorado Biz – 2010

Work Experience:

  • Owner The Hughes Law Firm 1974 – Present

Publications:

  • Richard Hughes The Colorado Guide to Probate – 2013
  • Richard Hughes The Colorado Guide to Medicaid – 2010
  • Richard Hughes The Colorado Guide to the Living Trust – 2010
  • Richard Hughes The Colorado Guide to VA “Aid and Attendance” – 2010

Speaking Engagements:

  • Wills and Trusts 101 – Wills and Trusts 101 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Amazing Aging Expo – How to Avoid Probate (2013)

Memberships & Associations

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council
  • Colorado Estate Planning Education Council
  • WealthCounsel
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys

"When I heard Mr. Hughes speak, I realized I needed his services. I have property with wheat & oil plus a home in Kansas. I have been concerned that if it isn't protected, I could lose it. My family & I met with Mr Hughes and he outlined a plan that would protect everything. It has been a big problem solved and I am so glad to have it planned so I wouldn't lose it. Mr. Hughes gave us guidance & help in creating a living trust which will avoid complications & save money at my death. I am thankful I chose Mr Hughes and his firm. I would definitely recommend him to others."

Kay


"This place is great. I got a free initial consultation and I got the best advice. So glad for The Hughes Law Firm. Saved me thousands & years of BS in Probate court."

Anthony P.


"I was not even a client at the law firm yet, looking to get info to relocate mom. The nurse was so helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable. We will make an appointment when we move to Colorado."

Patti F.


"Our experience has been great with them drawing up all our legal estate papers from scratch. So much to know, so many personal options. They were all run by us and explained in detail, much of which we did not have a clue. Can sleep much better now!"

Linda N.

5 Star Reviews

"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Hughes. I have worked with Richard as co-counsel and am delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. Richard Hughes is a highly trusted and experienced attorney in Colorado, and a leader in elder law and estate planning. Whether you are in need of a simple update to your existing planning, or have complex elder law, estate and business planning needs, Richard will provide you with excellent advice, service and support."

Douglass Lodmell, Trusts Attorney


"I have known Richard for over ten years and am familiar with his practice. He is the lawyer to go to in Denver for Elder law."

Laurence Levinson, Elder Law Attorney


"Richard can bring calmness to the most stressful situation. He has the legal skill and experience necessary to serve as a trustworthy guide to seniors and their families. Attorneys from around the country look to Richard for guidance in the elder law field. I highly recommend him."

William Siebers, Elder law Attorney

1 Endorsement

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset-Protection Planning
  • Estate Settlement