ABOUT HUGHES & BISHOP ESTATE ATTORNEYS

Hughes & Bishop Estate Attorneys is Utah's premiere, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law firm. We are Utah locals dedicated to preserving and protecting families inside of our state. We are also dedicated to protecting those who wish to move to our beautiful state and have any legal needs.

You will find our firm involved in numerous non-profits such as the Alzheimer's Association, VA programs, and in providing discounted services to all First responders, Military and Police Officers. 

We believe in creating documents and providing legal services that are efficient, effective, and provide all the strategic protection that the good people of Utah deserve.

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OUR TEAM

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Craig Hughes

Attorney at Law

BIO

Hughes & Bishop Estate Attorneys, formerly founder of Hughes Estate Law.

30 years in practice

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Litigation

Niche Specialties:

  • Stopping Inheritance Fraud

  • Resolving Inheritance Conflicts

Experience:

  • Primary author and force for securing passage of ¶¶ 75-1-312 and 75-9-110(7)(a) of the Utah Code, regarding arbitration of inheritance disputes and exclusive methods for amending documents.

  • Litigation of complex probate cases in the First, Second, Third, and Seventh Districts of Utah and has represented or advised probate clients in every district court in Utah.

  • Experience in every major and minor issue involving inheritance disputes: forgery and validity of wills and trusts; elder abuse (including isolation, undue influence, and fraud); second marriage fraud; guardian and conservator abuse; mental incapacity issues; beneficiary fraud; financial abuse; trustee fraud; trustee hostility; theft of assets; refusals to cooperate; violations of the principle and income act; and every other conceivable breach of trustee duty or beneficiary hostility.

  • Extensive past experience in high-end estate tax planning: Use of LLC’s Partnerships, Business Entities; ILITs; CRATs; IDGTs; and other irrevocable trusts.



EDUCATION

  • Bachelors in English, Brigham Young University 1984

  • Masters in English, Duke University 1989

  • JD, Duke University 1992

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Zenock Bishop

Attorney at Law

BIO
Zenock has experience in government administration, litigation, estate planning, special needs planning, real estate, and personal injury law practices. Zenock is a dedicated Attorney and family man. His calm, relatable, collective personality is what give his clients trust in his expertise.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors of Arts - Political Science, Utah State University, 2007

  • Bachelors of Arts - History, Utah State
    University, 2007

  • JD, University of Utah, 2016

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Ryan Forsyth

Attorney at Law

BIO
Ryan has experience in government administration, real estate, construction, and development law.  

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors of Arts - Entrepreneurship & Accounting, Utah State University 2011

  • JD, University of Utah, 2013

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Elijah Taylor

Outreach and Marketing Manager

Elijah has years of communications, marketing, sales, and public relations experience. His ability to connect with individuals and communities is what makes him so valuable to our legal team.

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Ryann Hunt

Legal Assistant

Ryann has years of paralegal and office assistant experience that is invaluable to our clients. As a upcoming law student herself, she has many talents and aspirations that over qualify her for her role with Hughes & Bishop Estate Attorneys.