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Scott D. Hughes

Scott D. Hughes

Attorney Scott D. Hughes is a former United States Marine, Military Police Officer. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a Dual Bachelors Degree in Criminology and English Literature. He also received his Master’s Degree in Criminology. His law degree was earned at Western State University College of Law, with Honors. He was a managing editor, assistant managing editor and technical writer for the Western State Law Review.

Currently, Scott D. Hughes is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association, and the California Public Defender’s Association. He attends numerous seminars and events throughout the Country involving Criminal Defense and DUI. Scott D. Hughes endeavors to provide the best possible of representation to the criminal defendant.

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Professional Development:

  • 2016, Completed Constitutional Law Course Certificate, Yale University
  • 2015, Named to Southern California Super Lawyers
  • ​2015, Appointed by the Court on a Death Penalty Case
  • 2013, Published Opinion, Shirey v. Los Angeles (2013) 216 Cal.App.4th 1 (Rehearing denied, petition for review denied)
  • 2012, Named Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011, Authored California DUI Handbook, Word Association Publications
  • 2011, Attended College of Trial Advocacy, Chapman Law School, Orange, CA
  • 2010, Attended Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Trial Skills Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009, Attended Trial Skills Institute, University of San Diego, CA
  • 2008, Attended DUI Institute, San Diego, CA
  • 2007, Juris Doctor Western State University, Fullerton, CA
  • 2006, Assistant Managing Editor of Western State University Law Review
  • 2005, Managing Editor of Western State University Law Review
  • 2004, Master of Arts Degree, State University of New York at Albany
  • 2003, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany


  • American Bar Association Member, 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Member, 2004- Present
  • California Bar Association Member, 2007 – Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Member, 2007- Present
  • California Public Defenders Association, 2008- Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2007- Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2007- Present

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