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Richard L. Hughey



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Hughey Law is the successor of firms established by Richard L. Hughey starting in 1971. Now a sole practioner, Mr. Hughey draws upon a multifaceted legal experience to provide services in the areas of ADR, mediation, and all elder law areas while remaining active in select civil litigation matters. Mr. Hughey has been selected as the neutral arbitrator and sole arbitrator in many cases involving liability and damage issues as well as contract disputes.

Practice Areas:

General Civil Practice, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Personal Injury Law.


Richard L. Hughey, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 23, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, Pennsylvania; 1974. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1975, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Gettysburg College (B.A.1967); Temple University (J.D., 1971). Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Estates. Deputy Court Administrator, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1971-1972. Administrator for Delaware County District Justices and Constables, 1977-1980. Member: Delaware County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.


I started a law firm upon graduation from Temple Law School in 1971.  Was it difficult, sure, but it was also fun and I have always loved helping people.  I was fortunate to work as a Deputy Court Administrator in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, one of the larger court systems in Pennsylvania and highly regarded as an efficient court system.  I then clerked for the Honorable Francis J. Catania who was Administrative Judge and then President Judge of Court of Common Pleas.  It was truly a wonderful experience working with a man of great vision.

During this period, I also maintained a private practice and gained valuable courtroom experience in criminal defense and civil litigation matters.  I tried many cases to verdict, ranging from successful homicide and major arson representation of individuals who were innocent and needed the legal representation to prove it, to significant personal injury and contract cases.

My broad-based experience has equipped me to provide advice and guidance in many areas of legal representation.  While I no longer handle criminal defense matters, I do know many highly regarded lawyers who I can recommend to you.

My practice now centers on representation of individuals injured in accidents, estate planning and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.