Alice Hart Hughes

Admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1990, Mrs. Hughes has practiced extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation; Family Law; Real Estate, and General Advice and Counsel to Small Business Entities. For the more than two decades, her practice has been limited to Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University where she received a Bachelors’ of Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Real Estate. She later went on to obtain her law degree from Temple.

Mrs. Hughes is a former Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at Bucks County Community College, where she taught Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Accounting for Paralegals, Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Negligence, and Family Law.

In 2010, Governor Ed Rendell appointed Mrs. Hughes to a six-year term as a public member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. She was reappointed for a second term by Governor Wolf and currently serves as Board Secretary and Chair of the Probable Cause Screening Committee.

Since 2015 Mrs. Hughes has served in a variety of positions within the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Most recently she has been a member of the Leadership Collegium and the Permanent Judicial Committee.

Alice Hart Hughes - Attorney at Law
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Alice Hart Hughes is the co-author of two textbooks, Real Estate Law Fundamentals and Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures, now in its 4th edition. She wrote the Instructor’s Manual to accompany the top-selling textbook, The Paralegal Professional (4th edition). She wrote and produced a video series, The Virtual Law Office.

Speaking Engagements

Alice Hart Hughes has been a guest lecturer for Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Paralegal Educators and the Goldfarb Foundation, the educational foundation of the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association.

She is available for speaking engagements, including the following topics:

  • “Are You Your Parent’s Keeper?” – How to pay for long-term care when Medicare stops
  • “Go Your Own Way” – A discussion of end-of-life and advanced healthcare decision making
  • “What Me Worry? Why Plan?” – The importance and ease of estate planning
  • “What You Need to Know Before You Go” – Estate planning strategies for women
  • “Sex & Drugs but no Rock & Roll” – Ethics violations for the medical profession
  • “Surviving the Expert” – Malpractice & litigation strategies for physicians
  • “Student Engagement though Programming, Projects & Participation” – Maximizing resources for Paralegal student engagement for Paralegal educators
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