Robert H. Hughes

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Robert H.Hughes
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6746
Cell: 801.750.1743

Rob Hughes is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Real Estate and Natural Resources departments. He advises public and private clients on a wide range of real property issues, including both transactions and litigation. Rob has represented clients in land use and zoning disputes, trespass and nuisance actions, easement and boundary disputes and has litigated eminent domain matters on behalf of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the Utah Department of Transportation. In addition, Rob has represented both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.

Rob has significant experience with large infrastructure projects. He currently assists clients with water, sewer, power and highway projects where he handles design and construction procurement, property acquisition, permitting and litigation. Previously, Rob spent several years as in-house counsel to the UTA, where he helped UTA construct 70 miles of new rail lines along the Wasatch Front. In that capacity, Rob handled real estate transactions, interlocal agreements, procurement and construction matters. Rob also worked on regulatory issues with the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration.

Rob has served as an adjunct professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he taught Contract Drafting.


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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2003)

Order of the Coif
Certificate in Environmental Law
Utah Law Review, Articles Editor
Environmental Moot Court
Natural Resources Law Forum, President
Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Research Fellowship in Political Economy
West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
College of Law Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Torts, State and Local Government, and Evidence
Scott Woodland Merit Scholarship (2000)

Harvard University (A.B., 1995)

Dean’s List
Harvard College Scholarship


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law