BURLINGTON, Vt. – March 20, 2018 – (Newswire.com)
Kurt M. Hughes, Attorney at Law, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, has joined Noticed, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Hughes has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Hughes outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. A native of Long Branch, New Jersey, Hughes earned his Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in 1984 and joined Murdoch Hughes & Twarog in 1988 after working as a prosecutor in the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office.
With over 25 years dedicated to law, Hughes brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry, and, in particular, to his area of specialization, family law. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in law, Hughes said:
“From an early age, I recognized that our legal system was the very foundation of civilized society. Without lawsand the people that write, enforce, and interpret themthe country could not exist. I wanted to be a part of that system, to help maintain it and make it stronger.”
Since beginning with the firm, he has practiced in a broad range of legal matters that span state and federal criminal defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, family law, divorce, adoption law, and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Today, Hughes primarily focuses on the areas of family, adoption, and ART law.
Throughout his career, Hughes has distinguished himself as a preeminent attorney in his niche area of family law. He was one of the first Vermont lawyers to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and the first to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), both of which are invitation-only national associations. Recently, Hughes launched Vermont’s first local surrogacy matching organization, the Vermont Surrogacy Network.
As a thought leader in his field, Hughes is not only a skillful and compassionate advocate for his clients, he is also an integral figure in helping the state draft policy related to adoption and ART law. In particular, he notes:
“I was on the study committee that helped to write Vermont’s new parentage act, which is now before the Vermont Senate after having passed the House 148 – 1. It will be the first revision to Vermont’s parentage laws in more than 30 years, and includes the creation of a “de facto” path to parentage, new provisions for genetic testing, and chapters on gamete donation and surrogacy.”
Hughes was selected by his peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers in the area of family law in 2017 and was recognized by Vermont Senator Patrick J. Leahy as an Angel in Adoption at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) in 2015. In 2014, Hughes was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers after an exhaustive vetting process that limits membership to the top 1% of lawyers in each state.
For more information, visit Hughes’ profile on the Noticed website here: https://noticed.co/members/kurt-m-hughes/28befa132bbcd06b