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Robert C. Hughes, III maintains an active practice is both Georgia and South Carolina (approximately 50% Georgia and 50% South Carolina). His practice focuses on commercial litigation, construction law (including litigation of construction defects and contract disputes, contract drafting/negotiation, mechanic's and materialman's liens, payment bond claims, and regulatory compliance matters), business planning and formation, general corporate law, and insurance law. Robert received Martindale Hubbell's "AV Preeminent Lawyer" peer view rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and he maintains a "Superb" Avvo Lawyer Rating (10 out of 10).

While in law school Robert was a member of the Mercer Law Review and authored the case not "Nothing Lost, Nothing Owed: Supreme Court Upholds State IOLTA Program in Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington," 55 Mercer. L. Rev. 815 (2004). Upon graduating law school, Robert was inducted into the Brainerd Currie Honor Society (membership limited to top 10% of graduating class). He also received the Guerry R. Moore Insurance Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing.

 

Education:

  • University of Georgia, B.A., Cum Laude (2001)

  • Walter F. George Law School, Mercer University, J.D., Cum Laude (2004)

Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia (2004 - Present)

  • State Bar of South Carolina (2005 - Present)

  • Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia (2013 - Present)

  • Savannah Bar Association, Treasurer (2015 - Present)

  • Past President of Savannah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2009-2010)

  • State Bar of Georgia, Executive Counsel (2007-2011)

Admissions:

  • All Georgia and South Carolina State Courts

  • U.S. District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia

  • Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

  • United States Supreme Court