John M Hughes

Maintained an office in downtown Saint Paul for 38 years. Continuous practice in all metropolitan counties with a focus on family law and estate planning and probate. Represented hundreds of clients in all aspects of family law, including parenting-time disputes and custody disputes. Represented hundreds of minors in juvenile court delinquency, neglect and dependency matters. Appointed to three terms as court-appointed attorney for minors and adults in guardianship matters and conservatorships. A lifetime of experience in drafting wills, trusts, deeds, and probating estates.

Summary Of Qualifications

Forty years experience in all phases of family law, estate planning, wills, trusts, probates, guardianship & conservatorships.

Family Law

  • Rule 114 Qualified Mediator
  • SENE and FENE Evaluator
  • Numerous contested custody trials and hearings
  • Court appointed attorney for child and parents in juvenile court

Estate Planning/Probate

  • Experienced in probating estates
  • Drafts Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
  • Elder Law Estate Planning
  • Court appointed attorney for minors and adults in guardianship/conservatorship hearings


  • 1974 to Present
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1992 – 2012
  • Partner, Hughes & Costello
  • 1978 – 1986
  • Partner, Roedler, Bellows & Hughes
  • 1975 – 1978
  • Partner, Sanborn & Grayson
  • 2004 to Present
  • Court-appointedattorney in guardianship and conservatorship matters

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