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Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
  • Probate, Elder Law, Business Law...
  • Georgia
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I have been in practice since 1992. My practice primarily focuses on business and probate litigation. I have handled numerous 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. Prior to practicing law, I owned a large printing, publishing company that I sold. My team consists of three lawyers, a Sr. Paralegal, a paralegal and an office manager who all have worked with me for many years. We are technologically savvy and communicate with our clients via email where possible. Through the other attorneys in my office, we handle domestic matters as well as other civil litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Consumer Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
    We offer some free consultations depending on the matter about which you seek our help. Usually, free consultations are reserved for matters that could be handled on a contingency fee basis. This could be will challenges, personal injury, and some credit card collection cases. It does not include domestic work or estate planning. Please check with my administrative staff to see if your matter is one that qualifies for a free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept some probate litigation, wrongful death personal injury matters on a contingency basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $340 per hour. Others in my firm charge as little as $175 per hour. We require a retainer agreement before we undertake any work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
- Current
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
Hughes & Associates, P.C.
This was a professional corporation that ended in 2009.
Hughes & Kaplan
This was a general partnership that was dissolved when Mr. Kaplan accepted a position with a larger firm.
Hughes, Kaplan & Gravante
This was a general practice law firm that dissolved when Mr. Gravante accepted other employment.
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D / Law
Florida State University College of Law
B.S / Hotel and Restaurant Administration
Honors: graduated cum laude
Darton College
A.A / Business Administration
Honors: Graduated cum laude
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapter
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapeter
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Current
Activities: This is an association devoted to improving the legal help offered to the elderly. You can access the website at
Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted for Practice
- Current
Georgia Trail Lawyers Association
- Current
Activities: GTLA is an association of lawyers dedicated to preserving citizens rights in the courts and is comprised mostly of plaintiff's lawyers.
Gwinnett County Bar Association-Probate Section
- Current
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.
Supreme Court of Georgia
Admited for Practice
- Current
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Admitted for Practice
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
State Bar of Georgia
- Current
Gwinnett Pro Bono Association
pro bono efforts
- Current
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.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
- Current
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.
Gwinnett Bar Association
- Current
Articles & Publications
How to Use a Petition For Year's Support
Robert Hughes
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
27 Questions Answered

Q. A friend dies and left me as executor in her will. In the state of Georgia, does the will have to be registered in proba
A: A will has to be presented to the probate court in the county where the decedent, or testator, lived when he died. The probate court has to accept the will as the true last will of the deceased. Once the will is accepted for probate, the court will issue Letters Testamentary to the nominated executor. Once the letters are issued, you would then be legally obligated to carry out the terms of the will which includes paying all bills of the estate and transferring assets as directed.
Q. Can spouse of my Mother be accountable for wrongful death due to negligence?
A: If you are asking whether your mother's spouse can be liable to you for the wrongful death of your mother, the answer is it depends. If they were in a car accident with the spouse driving and your mother was killed and the accident was the spouse's fault, then yes the spouse can be liable. If it is a different situation, I would need to know the facts.
Q. My mother passed in July. She designated me as the beneficiary of a payable on death account, but she also owes car loan
A: It all depends entirely on the wording of the loan agreement. While the loan us an estate obligation, if your mother secured the loan with her accounts at the credit union, then it might be that the account is pledged as security for the loan. You might be able to demand repayment from estate if credit union takes your money.
Q. My brother died with small lot in GA. I'd like to do small estate probate filing. Please advise
A: There are no small estate administrations in Georgia. Transfer of real estate when you have primary administration opened in another state can be accomplished rather economically.
Q. Can I ask the courts for an extension for my personal injury case due to the statute of limitations is coming up
A: No, but you should seek advice from an attorney to confirm that you have calculated the statute of limitations correctly.
Q. My dad married a woman way younger than me he just died she only has green card he left her executive of his will.she is
A: If the Will is valid, she has to follow the will. You can challenge the will when it is filed with the court. If she doesn't file the will within a few months of your father's death, you can file a petition for letters of administration.
Q. My grandpa from Nahunta Georgia has pass away july 21 my uncle took everything
A: I assume your father has passed away. If so, you are an heir to your grandfather’s estate and have a right to ask the Brantley County probate court to open an estate for your grandfather. You (and your siblings) stand as equals to your uncle. DO not sign anything documents without first speaking with a lawyer about the document you are asked to sign. Your uncle may be filing a Petition for Letters of Administration, and you will want to sign that document if you trust your uncle to handle things appropriately. As for finding a will, you could start by calling each lawyer in the area to see if he ever prepared a will for your grandfather. You can call the Brantley County Probate Court to see if they have one on file for your grandfather. Otherwise, you are probably out of luck in locating a will that someone does not want you to find.
Q. Mediation for my premise liability lawsuit in Sept is coming up. For the past 5 years my attorneys have handle
A: You should request a meeting with your lawyer to discuss mediation strategy leading to making an opening offer and determining what your range for acceptable mediated solutions will be. You don't want to go mediation without these numbers being thoroughly discussed.
Q. I have medical records documenting a fractured arm when my dad was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
A: Your question presupposes lots of things that may not be facts, but just conjecture. If your father has been abused by anyone, he has a claim against thst person. You do not.
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We are inside a BB&T Building with other offices
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 230
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 469-8887
Fax: (678) 680-6095