Attorneys

Douglas R. Hughes is a partner with the firm of Hughes & Nelson, P.L.L.C. He helps families throughout Spokane County through divorce, child custody, and much more.He has extensive experience in divorce and custody litigation, achieving excellent results for his clients. He knows that the rush of litigation and demands facing those involved with a family law matter can often feel overwhelming—especially for the families involved. Douglas R. Hughes is dedicated to assisting clients that otherwise feel lost during this time.

“I work hard to ensure that every person is treated fairly along the way and do all I can to make sure questions are thoroughly answered.”

Rated a perfect 10 by AVVO in child custody and divorce work, he has been featured in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Magazine’s annual “Top Attorney” list. In fact he was the only attorney so recognized in the field of Child Custody. Douglas R. Hughes has been focused on helping and guiding clients through difficult divorce and child custody matters for many years. Douglas R. Hughes spent nearly 10 years as a Deputy Prosecutor in Spokane County. His work for the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney included cases as diverse as Leading Organized Crime, Stolen Vehicles, Human Trafficking, and Driving Under the Influence. From 2009-2011 he was designated the Spokane County Auto Theft Task Force Prosecutor, after his instrumental role in establishing the Task Force and obtaining significant grant funds for the county. He litigated nearly one hundred cases to jury trial, and was responsible for resolving many hundreds more during this time. Douglas R. Hughes brings his skills as a litigator to handling family law matters with the same dedication and intensity as he formerly brought to criminal prosecution. After turning his experience and attention to family law and child custody litigation, Douglas R. Hughes has spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars as well.

“Achieving the best result for each client based on the facts of circumstances they are facing is my top priority in every case.”

A graduate of Washington State University, Douglas R. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English before attending the University of Oregon School of Law. During his time in law school, Douglas was elected class speaker at graduation after a distinguished academic career involving management of the law school newspaper, volunteer work in the legal clinic, and tutoring other students.