Peggy Hughes retired from Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin after over 36 years of serving her business and individual clients, her firm and the community as a nationally recognized franchise and product distribution attorney. Her extensive experience in dispute resolution and commercial business transactions helped her focus on preserving and enhancing the value of her clients’ businesses during operation and upon transfer or sale. Peggy’s clients and peers regard her as tremendously creative, capable and tenacious in finding solutions to business problems and litigation. She is particularly proud of the many long-term relationships she developed with her clients and their business entities over the decades, as well as providing unwavering support to her clients through transitions in ownership, family dynamics and business.
During her tenure at MPBA, Peggy was an active member of the ABA Forum on Franchising, Washington State Bar Association and Washington Women Lawyers. She was also involved in pro bono and other volunteer work in the legal and greater community. She started volunteering at the King County Prosecutor’s office in the early days; she continued her involvement in the Washington State Bar Association with the committee drafting the State Mandatory Arbitration Rules, and as a member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She was also active in community affairs and organizations and sat on the board of COCA (Center on Contemporary Art) in Seattle. Peggy also devoted many years as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, as Hiring Partner, and on the Art Committee, supporting the distinctive culture of MPBA.
Peggy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Business Administration from Western Washington University and her Juris Doctor degree from University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University), cum laude.