Joseph D. Hughes

Attorney in Bakersfield, CA

Joseph D. Hughes is he managing partner at KDG and joined the firm in 2006. His practice concentrates in the areas of water and 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.

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 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

Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims, Kern County Superior Court, 2001-2004

Community Involvement

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

Kuhs, Parker & Hughes, Associate & Partner, 1995-2005

Kern County Counsel, Deputy County Counsel, 1994

Kern County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 2015-present.

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Areas of Law

  • Water and Public Agency Law


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    4.4 out of 5.0
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    Experience & Credentials


    Managing Partner

    Admission Details

    Admitted in 1993, California

    Credit Cards Accepted
    American Express
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  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    Santa Clara University School of Law
    Class of 1993
    Juris Doctor

    University Attended

    University of California at Santa Barbara
    Class of 1990
    Bachelor of Arts

    Birth Information

    Born in 1968
    San Jose, California, March 18, 1968

    Associations & Memberships

    Professional Associations and Leadership Association of California Water Agencies
    -Member of the Legal Affairs Committee, 2012-present
    General Counsel
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    Office Information
    Joseph D. Hughes
    Managing Partner
     4550 California Avenue, Second Floor,
    Bakersfield, CA 93309


    Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP (Bakersfield, California)

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