Vester T. Hughes , Jr. - K&L Gates

Vester T. Hughes , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

Mr. Hughes' many years of private practice have spanned many aspects of federal taxation -- income, estate, gift and excise -- individual and corporate.  Mr. Hughes has argued two cases before the United States Supreme Court (and been lead counsel in two additional cases before the court, one of which was decided March 7, 2005, in favor of his client).  He continues to participate in litigation at all levels of trial and appellate courts, including arguing cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. Claims Court, Texas Supreme Court and other courts of administrative agencies as well as presenting cases to Federal District courts and the United States Tax Court.  On several occasions he has successfully lobbied Congress on behalf of clients to amend the federal tax laws and he often is called on by staff members of the Treasury Department and the Congressional tax-writing committees for his views on tax policy and pending legislation not directly affecting any specific client but as a public interest commentator.

Rice UniversityBA Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal ClaimsUnited States Tax Court

Office Location

1717 Main Street, Suite 2800
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law