Justin Hughes - JD, CPA, LLM

Professional Licenses

  • Attorney: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.

  • Certified Public Accountant: Maryland, Pennsylvania.


  • Owner – Law Office of Justin Hughes, LLC – Annapolis, MD – 2014 – Present

  • Of Counsel – Frost & Associates, LLC – Annapolis, MD – April 2015 to Present
  • Senior Manager – Deloitte Tax, LLP – M&A Transaction Services – NYC – 2008 to 2013
  • Accountant – Fiore, Fedeli & Sndyer, P.C. – State College, PA – 1999 – 2003


  • LLM in Taxation – New York University School of Law

  • JD – Case Western Reserve University School of Law – 2006

  • B.S., Accounting – Pennsylvania State University – 1999

About Me

My name is Justin Hughes. I was raised in State College, Pennsylvania and went to Penn State for my accounting degree. After college, I worked in my hometown as an accountant for a local CPA firm. After working for several years, I went to law school in Cleveland, Ohio to get my JD. I decided to get a degreed focused in tax law and attended New York University School of Law to get my LLM in Taxation. After finishing law school, I stayed in New York city to work in Deloitte’s M&A Transaction Services. For six years I provided tax advice on a wide variety of sophisticated business transactions.  I moved to Maryland to be closer to my wife’s family and to start my own practice.  I am a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. I am admitted to practice as an attorney and CPA in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.

I started my own practice in 2014 to help people manage their tax burdens and help build their wealth – people like you.

My Practice Philosophy

My goal is always to first understand your situation and then determine the best solution to your specific challenge. After gathering facts regarding your challenge, you can rest easy knowing that a highly trained professional is analyzing your facts and circumstances to help you solve your problem. I always seek to find an efficient way to help you manage your risk and minimize your tax burden.

All of my education and training has been focused around one goal: helping businesses and their owners prosper.  My training and experience is heavy on tax, but my eye is always on helping clients enhance their personal wealth.

Outside the Office

When I am not in the office, you can usually find me spending time with my family and friends. My wife and her family live in Maryland, so we are with her family often. We have one daughter. We visit my family in Pennsylvania when we can. We usually make it home for at least one Penn State football game in the fall.

When we are home, I enjoy cooking for family. My father in law is still attempting to teach me to sail.