Ms. Hughes is Of Counsel and the Chief Operating Officer of the firm, 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®.
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