FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2014
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Attorney Robert F. Hughes of Phoenix Suspended from the Practice of Law
PHOENIX – June 24, 2014 – Attorney Robert F. Hughes of Phoenix was suspended from the practice of law for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.
On June 16, 2014 the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Hughes be suspended for six months and one day.
Hughes entered into a Diversion Agreement with the State Bar of Arizona in April 2012. After failing to comply with the terms and conditions of that agreement, the Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee issued an order of admonition and probation in November 2013. The terms of Hughes' probation required he comply with his Diversion Agreement in the earlier matter, which he failed to do.
In addition, Hughes was summarily suspended for failing to comply with mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements in February 2014.
The State Bar instituted probation violation proceedings. Hughes did not appear for his June 16, 2014 hearing.
Robert F. Hughes' suspension was effective on June 16, 2014. Resulting from his suspension of more than six months, Hughes shall undergo rehabilitation and compliance requirements prior to being reinstated to the practice of law. Upon reinstatement, he will be placed on supervised probation with terms that will be determined at his reinstatement hearing.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
About the State Bar
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