Patrick practices in the areas of economic development, including public-private partnerships, infrastructure development, commercial transactions, banking, healthcare, and government regulation. He is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio. Patrick has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters involving public-private partnerships, banking and public financing, infrastructure development and construction, and healthcare and insurance regulation. Prior to joining DBL Law, Patrick served as legal counsel to the Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, where he oversaw capital projects, property management, procurement and financial management. In 2011 and 2012 Patrick served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. As Chief Deputy, Patrick was responsible for daily operations, including criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions.
Patrick also manages Excel Title Services, LLC, a full service title company and wholly owned subsidiary of DBL Law. Excel Title Services provides a fully array of title related services including title exams, title insurance, escrow and closing services, etc., for both commercial and residential markets.
Recently, Patrick Hughes was appointed to the Board of Life Learning Center. Life Learning Center, a proud partner agency of the United Way, is a non-profit organization working with multiple community partners to take individuals who demonstrate commitment to stable employment and prepare them for careers through education, training, and life coaching. Patrick also serves on the Board of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, as a member of the Children, Inc. Capital Campaign Committee, and the Board of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.