Paula E. Hughes, J.D.

Phone: 281-681-0808

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. B.B.A. in Management.
Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas and Pasadena, California. Tennis scholarship, 1978

Tough Law Firm

Commercial litigation, Family practice, Probate and estate planning, Landlord/Tenant. Business organization, formation, and operation. Real estate documentation and litigation.

Christian Educational Ministries
Assistant editor responsible for printed publications. Schedule radio programming. Coordinate Feast of Tabernacles celebration annually for 300-600 attendees.

Paula E. Hughes, Attorney at Law
General civil practice includes family law including termination and adoption, divorce, custody and modification of child support and appeals; estate planning, wills and probate of estates; commercial litigation involving secured transactions, deceptive trade practices, and contract law issues; real estate law, including transactions, landlord/tenant litigation and appeals, property tax litigation, and condominium act litigation; corporate law, including formation of corporations and related documentation.

Law Offices of Gary J. Derer
Coordinate high volume estate planning documentation for senior citizens; Responsible for verifying documentation/information for all clients in Harris and Southwest Texas counties and coordinating preparation and delivery of estate planning packages.

William, Birnberg & Anderson, LLP
Staff Attorney. Assigned to real estate department; primarily responsible for real estate foreclosures for residential lenders. Coordinate high volume monthly foreclosure proceedings, including verifying default notice and acceleration documentation and lien checks.

Law Clerk. Legal research on premises liability, real estate title documentation, sequestration, commercial transactions issues, and other subjects, including civil and criminal appeals. Drafted pleadings and discovery documents. Assisted with foreclosures of real property.

Law Clerk. Extensive research of county records of assumed names, real property, and tax records. Supervised summer law clerks. Legal research including federal tax matters and bankruptcy issues. Assisted in corporate client defense of audit by Internal Revenue Service.


2016 – Present The Woodlands Chorale. Performing member.

2009 – 2014 Tyler Civic Chorale. Performing member. President 2014.

1993 – Present Houston Choral Showcase. Performing member through 2008. Advisory Board member. The mission of this jazz show choir is to bring dynamic musical entertainment to Houston and surrounding areas. Board of Directors 1994 – 1996, 1998 – 2010.  Served as public relations chair, fundraising chair, and vice president. As fundraising chair, responsible for annual auction and dinner fundraiser and grant writing. As Vice President, responsible to obtain community performance opportunities for group and coordinate group sales to semi­ annual ticketed shows. Maestoso Award 2008 (Member of the Year).

1992 – 2001 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Bellaire Chapter. Served as Vice President and President. Attended Regional Conferences 1999 and 2000.