The founders of Shenkman & Hughes met more than ten years ago while they both worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP – one of the largest law firms in Los Angeles. They have each worked on some of the largest and cutting-edge cases and transactions in their fields of expertise. Now, they each bring to every matter the kind of thoughtful detail that firms like Gibson Dunn offer to their large corporate clients – but for a fraction of the cost.


The attorneys of Shenkman & Hughes will put their results up against those of any other firm – big or small. Kevin Shenkman, head of the firm’s litigation practice, has never lost a case, and has no intention of breaking that winning streak. Mary Ruth Hughes, head of the firm’s corporate and transactional practice, consistently seeks out and obtains the best deals for her clients, ensuring that they receive maximum value and are able to achieve their business objectives.


Shenkman & Hughes utilizes some of the finest legal professionals in each of its practice areas:
  • Litigation
  • Transactions (Contracts)
  • Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets)
  • Corporate (Establishing companies, Corporate governance, and Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Bankruptcy
Each of the attorneys at Shenkman & Hughes responsible for each of these practice areas has specialized in that field for nearly a decade. They have seen and done it all, and bring that depth of knowledge to every matter.


No fancy website. No fancy offices. No junior attorneys being trained at client expense.
The outcome of our representation is what is important to our clients, and so that is all that is important to us. We focus on what is important so that our clients get the best representation for the lowest cost.

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