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Joseph D. Hughes, Managing Partner
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Joseph D. Hughes  | Managing Partner

Joseph D. Hughes is the managing partner at KDG and joined the firm in 2006.  His practice concentrates in the areas of water law, public agency law, and trust litigation. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993 after obtaining his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law that same year. Hughes holds a B.A. degree from UC Santa Barbara. 

Practice Focus
Water and Public Agency Law

Bar Admissions
State Bar of California, 1993

Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990
Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993

Professional Associations and Leadership
Association of California Water Agencies
  -Member of the Legal Affairs Committee, 2012-present
General Counsel
  -Belridge Water Storage District, Lost Hills Water District, North of River Sanitary District, West Kern Water District
Kern County Bar Association
 -Member of the Board of Directors, 2015-2017
Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims, Kern County Superior Court, 2001-2004

Community Involvement
Kern County Museum Foundation
  -Member of the Board of Trustees, 2013-present
Kern County Law Library
  -Member of the Board of Trustees, 2000-present
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
  -Member of the Board of Directors, 2000-2011
Kern County Employees Retirement Association
  -Member of the Board of Trustees, 2004-2012
  -Chairman, 2009
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Programs
  -Attorney Coach, South High School, Mock Trial Team, 1996-1998
Associate Professor, California State University, Bakersfield, Wills and Probate, 2010 and 2012
AYSO, Coach, U-6 and U-8

Professional Experience
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2006-present
  -Managing Partner 2014-present
Kuhs, Parker & Hughes, Associate & Partner, 1995-2005
Kern County Counsel, Deputy County Counsel, 1994

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