Joseph D. Hughes

Joseph D. Hughes: Attorney with Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Joseph D. Hughes is a partner in the firm and leader of the water and public agency practice group. He represents water agencies and private entities to obtain, develop, manage, and transfer water and water rights. As a member of various public boards himself, Joe understands the policy-making and governing challenges faced by public officials. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of distinction.

Professional Experience

•Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP 2006-present, Managing Partner, 2014-2018
•Kuhs, Parker & Hughes, Associate & Partner, 1995 - 2005
•Kern County Counsel, Bakersfield, Deputy County Counsel, 1994

Community Involvement

•Kern County Museum Foundation
•- Member of the Board of Trustees, 2013-present
•- Chairman, 2017-present
•Kern County Employees Retirement Association
•- Member of the Board of Trustees, 2004-2012
•- Chairman, 2009
•Kern County Law Library
•- Member of the Board of Trustees, 2002-2017
•Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
•- Member of the Board of Directors, 2000-2011
•Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims, Kern County Superior Court, 2001-2004
•Kern County Superintendent of Schools Programs
•- Attorney Coach, South High School, Mock Trial Team, 1996-1998

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Water & Public Agency Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Trusts Estates & Probate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
661-401-7755  Phone
661.326.0418  Fax
www.kleinlaw.com
University Attended:
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, Juris Doctor, 1993; University of California, Santa Barbara, California, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Communication Studies, 1990
Year of First Admission:
1993
Admission:
1993, California
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Memberships

•General counsel
•- Belridge Water Storage District, Lost Hills Water District, Berrenda Mesa Water District, Dudley Ridge Water District
•- West Kern Water District
•- Kings River Water Association, Kings River Conservation District, Kings River Water Quality Coalition
•- Chowchilla Water District
•- Cuyama Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency
•- East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency
•- Mound Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency
•- North of River Sanitary District
•Kern County Bar Association
•- Member of the Board of Directors, 2015-present
•- Treasurer, 2018
•Association of California Water Agencies
•- Member of the Legal Affairs Committee, 2012-present

Birth Information:
San Jose, California, March 18, 1968
ISLN:
909926777
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (13 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/18/16 in Trust Litigation

    Joe is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. He is extremely detailed oriented and has a tremendous understanding of the law. What separates Joe from other attorneys, however, is his practical approach to matters. He looks at matters fro... Read more

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    Joe is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. He is extremely detailed oriented and has a tremendous understanding of the law. What separates Joe from other attorneys, however, is his practical approach to matters. He looks at matters from a real-world perspective and not just the minutia of the law. This really helps him relate well with his clients and also goes a long way with judges, which is why Joe has such a successful track record. I HIGHLY recommend Joe! Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 03/18/16 in Trusts and Estates


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