Richard Hughes

Attorney at Law

Richard works out of our Burlington office. 

Richard Hughes is an Associate Attorney at GLP Attorneys, in the Burlington office.  After practicing on his own as a civil litigator, for more than two decades, he joined GLP Attorneys in 2019.   Initially, Richard’s practice area focused on employment law.  Later, his practice broadened to include personal injury, premises liability, professional negligence, privacy issues and other torts or civil wrongs.  Richard practiced in Seattle from 1993-2003 before moving to Skagit County with his wife and daughter.  Richard is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and is also certified to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  With GLP, Richard’s focus will primarily be on personal injury and employment cases. 

Important Cases:

  • Successfully appealed summary judgment in Hope v Larry’s Markets 108 Wn. App 185.  This published opinion allows an injured worker, who alleged she was exposed to harmful chemicals without proper safety equipment, to sue her employer as a deliberate injury in the Superior Court, for her pain and suffering.  Had she not been able to prevail on this appeal, she and other similarly situated workers would have only been able to bring a claim through Labor & Industries (L&I).  A claim through L&I does not allow one to obtain damages for pain and suffering.  
  • Represented patient who went to her dentist to replace a broken tooth only to have the dentist create temporary teeth, shaped like boar tusks, as a “practical joke.”  The patient was anesthetized during this “prank” during which her eyelids were pried open and photos were taken of her while she lay unconscious.  The boar tusks were removed prior to completion of the placement of the false tooth.  She was later given the boar tusks and photos later as a “birthday surprise”.  This case settled prior to trial.
  • Obtained a six figure judgment against Skagit County for Age Discrimination, Retaliation for filing a Workers Compensation Claim with L&I, and Disability Discrimination after Skagit County terminated an older worker following an L&I injury and heart attack even though he was cleared to return to work by his cardiologist. 
  • Obtained six figure settlement against a Mount Vernon School District arising out of alleged sexual harassment by her female manager..

Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes.