ABOUT JENNIFER HUGHES, ESQ.
Ms. Hughes has worked in estate planning since her second year of law school, first as a certified law student, then as a law clerk, and now continues in the field as an attorney. In addition to estate planning, Ms. Hughes handles personal injury matters and contract preparation, review, and dispute resolution. Prior to law school, Ms. Hughes was a paralegal for an East San Diego County personal injury law firm.
Ms. Hughes chooses to practice primarily in estate planning because it is conducive to her personality–it is a helpful area of law and there is a universal need to have one’s affairs in order. She believes it is important to carefully examine a client’s situation and explain in plain language the recommendations she makes.
Accounting, administrative work, and business development consulting are other pre-law employment areas where Ms. Hughes has made a contribution.
Her philanthropic involvement has primarily involved non-profit dog rescue.
Ms. Hughes served on the Foothills Bar Association Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012. She is an advocate of the Trusts & Estates Section of the California State Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club.
Jennifer Hughes is also author of the Literally Speaking books; her very talented brother Daniel Hughes is the artist. The books are available at Amazon.com and at BarnesandNoble.com. The preface in the second edition was written by best-selling wordplay author Richard Lederer!
“I have known Jennifer for twelve years. I am a realtor and have referred Jennifer to my most valued clients for estate planning, with full confidence she would address their legal needs promptly and proficiently. I have had only positive feedback from them about their experiences with her. I confidently and highly recommend Jennifer Hughes.”
– Tamara Bond, Realtor, Prudential CA Realty, October 22, 2008
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennifer for many years now. She is not only a neighbor but also a close friend who exemplifies strong moral fiber and character. Most everyone who knows her is familiar with her intellectual acumen. I have personally seen many examples of her talent, diligence and unwavering dedication to her work. I felt confident in referring her to my client, in which she did an outstanding job. She demonstrated extreme competence, service and professionalism and I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone in need of supremely, trustworthy legal service.”
– Debra Fares, Realtor – Bennion Deville Homes, October 8, 2008
“Jennifer Hughes has been a trusted source for my probate, pre nuptials, ethics and related matters for years whenever I have an issue with my own cases that require some form of knowledge of her areas of expertise. She is very meticulous in her analysis of the matters presented to her and excellent communicator. She has further assisted clients and personal friends that I have referred to her and all have been pleased with her knowledge and professionalism. Attorney Hughes is a magnificent attorney very proficient in her field.”
Lourna Mariel Marquez-Carrasquillo, Attorney at Law and Mediator – Law Offices of Marquez-Carrasquillo, APC, February 17, 2012
“Jennifer has been an invaluable resource to CWCI. I have called on her for professional consultations in reference to newly single women, family issues, and wills and trusts. I am happy to refer any and all of my colleagues, clients and friends to her. She is warm, caring and brilliant and especially sensitive to the needs of women.”
Damaris Martinez RN,MFT, CEO – Christian Women’s Counseling International (CWCI), March 27, 2011
“With having a family it is very important to have a will in order to protect your loved ones. Jennifer was very thorough, knowledgeable and provided us with some great information of how to proceed with confidence in writing our will. I strongly recommend her as a person who gets things done on time and who is constantly keeping updated on her industry.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Gina Alagata, Founder & CEO of Wink, Women Inkorporated® Business Women’s Networking, August 2, 2010
“Jennifer is a knowledgeable attorney who produces high-quality work promptly at a reasonable cost. She is a joy to work with. I highly recommend her.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
Arnold Rosenberg, Assistant Dean – California Western School of Law, August 25, 2009
“Attorney Jennifer Hughes had all the answers to my questions and concerns and helped me work through them thoroughly. I felt very satisfied with the results and the satisfaction of knowing she is only a phone call away to handle any future needs.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time
Wayne Tortorella, Teacher – Vallecitos School District, August 24, 2009
“I have known Jennifer Hughes for a number of years, since the time she worked as a paralegal in the same building as my law office. She is thorough, conscientious, meticulous and diligent… characteristics which serve her well in the practice of law.”
Dan Bacal, Owner – Law Offices of Dan Bacal, July 6, 2010