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Ms. Katherine G. Hughes

Partner

Wagner Hughes LLC


Kate Hughes is a founding member of Wagner Hughes, LLC.   She focuses almost exclusively on handling long term care cases, including cases against skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, long term acute care hospitals and other similar care providers. 

After obtaining her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Georgia and her law degree from Emory University in 2002, where she was a member of the Moot Court Society and the Moot Court Review Board, Hughes clerked for two years as a staff attorney for Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jack Goger, where she was also formally trained as a mediator. 

For the following ten years, Hughes worked for a large civil litigation defense firm, where she made partner, defending long term care cases before starting her own firm focused on representing victims of nursing home abuse and their families.  Her defense experience representing several large nursing home chains gave her a behind the scenes insight into the mechanics of how nursing homes operate, including both the economics and politics of the nursing home business, in addition to how insurance companies made their decisions when defending long term care cases.