Hon. Melvin R. Hughes (Ret.)

Judge Hughes retired from the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond with over 33 years of judicial experience.  First serving as a Judge of the General District Court, Manchester Division, he joined the Circuit Bench in 1984.  On the Circuit Court, Judge Hughes heard only civil cases.  He was well known for his depth of experience in Virginia law, Virginia procedure and evidence.  Judge Hughes had presided over thousands of jury trials, including personal injury, business, commercial, and medical malpractice.  The Chief Justice appointed Judge Hughes to the Committee on Virginia Model Jury Instructions which updates jury instructions as new cases are decided each year.  Before his election to the bench, Judge Hughes was in private practice specializing in personal injury and domestic relations.  He was a founding member of the Richmond firm of Chambliss, Cunningham, Hughes and Macbeth.  In addition to mediating and sitting by designation, Judge Hughes enjoys his cattle farm in Palmyra.

EDUCATION

Hampton University, BA

Howard University School of Law, JD

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

Former Member, Advisory Committee on the Rules of Court

Former Member, Committee on Virginia Model Jury Instructions

Former President, Old Dominion Bar Association, Richmond Chapter

Former Board Member, United Way

Former Board Member, Neighborhood Legal Aid Society

Former Partner, Chambliss, Cunningham, Hughes and Macbeth

Contact Judge Hughes (Ret.)

EMAIL: mhughes@juridicalsolutions.com

TELEPHONE: 888 EX-CURIA (392-8742)