Shauna M. Hughes: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Shauna M. Hughes

Of Counsel, Chief Operating Officer
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 796-5555

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Practice Areas

  • Gaming & Regulatory Compliance
  • Government Relations
  • Privileged Licensing
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Liquor Licensing & Hospitality
University John Carroll University, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolVermont Law School, J.D., 1980
AdmittedNevada, 1982; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1982; U.S. District Court, Nevada, 1982; Washington D.C., Pending


Clark County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Nevada, Member
Nevada Justice Association, Member
Supreme Court of Nevada Bench-Bar Committee, Appointed Member
S.A.F.E. House, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid and shelter to victims of domestic abuse, Founding Member
The Nathan Adelson Hospice, Board Member
Henderson Community Foundation, Board Member
Henderson Space and Science Center, Board Member
National Charity League, Member
State of Nevada Committee on Domestic Violence and the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys, Former Member


Ms. Hughes is Of Counsel and member of the firm's Administrative, Gaming & Government Affairs Department. The focus of Ms. Hughes' practice is government affairs, regulatory law, entitlement processing on local, county, state and federal levels, and lobbying for clients. Ms. Hughes' representative clients include LS Power and Unger Development.

Ms. Hughes previously held the position of City Attorney for the City of Henderson, Nevada from 1983-2009. In her 26-year career as City Attorney, she provided legal representation for the mayor and city council, as well as the entire city government of Henderson. She supervised the civil and criminal divisions of the City Attorney's Office, as well as the environmental programs division and office of court programs.


In 2008, the State Bar of Nevada awarded Ms. Hughes the James Bartley Public Lawyer Award for distinguished public service. She is also a recipient of the 2008 Liberty Bell Award in recognition of outstanding service to the community, awarded by the Clark County Bar Association. She was also included in Mountain States Super Lawyers and has an AV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell .

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Top Lawyers Named by Desert Companion

The Desert Companion published the 2014 Top Lawyers List in their October edition. The list is based on law firms rankings by AVVO.

Posted on: Oct 27th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Desert Companion Gordon Silver Ranks in Top 5 of Government Affairs Attorneys List

The Las Vegas Business Press published the 2014 Government Affairs Attorneys List. The list is based on law firms ranked by the number of government affairs attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon Silver is ranked #3b on the list for 2014.

Posted on: Sep 26th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press Executive Snapshot: Shauna Hughes

Shauna Hughes spent 26 years as the city attorney for Henderson. During that period population boomed from 29,000 in 1983 to 280,000 in 2009.

Posted on: Nov 12th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press Shauna M. Hughes, Esq. Joins Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Shauna M. Hughes is an Of Counsel of the firm, and member of the firm's Administrative, Gaming & Government Affairs Department.

Posted on: Feb 21st, 2012 Posted In: Press Releases Source: Gordon Silver


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Shauna M. Hughes

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978


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