Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

Chair, Estate Planning Department Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law, Veteran’s Benefits
  • Alperin Law
  • 500 Viking Drive, Suite 202 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • 757-490-3500

Email Jonathan Hughes directly at [email protected].


Jonathan brings a world of experience to the Alperin Law team. He has lived around the world as both the son of a military family and also during his own Navy career. Prior to joining the Navy to become a pilot, Jonathan earned his aerospace engineering degree from Mississippi State University. After earning his Navy wings of gold, Jonathan flew military helicopters at sea and taught flight instruction to military students. During his 22 years of service, Jonathan earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Human Resources Management from Webster University. After retiring from the Navy, Jonathan earned his Juris Doctor at the Regent University School of Law. Jonathan is a member of the Virginia Bar, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, and Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association.

During his Navy career, Jonathan became a policy expert in Navy Reserve program management and funding. Jonathan decided that after he retired, he wanted to provide legal estate planning services in a similar way.

Practice Area

Jonathan focuses his practice on estate planning, high net worth estate planning, family cabin planning, elder law, veterans’ pension benefits, and Medicaid asset protection planning. Jonathan did not come to work at Alperin Law by chance; he and his wife have a blended family, and they came to Scott Alperin to create an estate plan that would provide for their unique needs. Jonathan, a law student at the time, was so impressed with Alperin Law that he asked Scott if he could become a legal intern with Scott. The rest, as they say, is history.

Outside of the Office

Jonathan loves to play basketball and enjoys coaching his middle school children. In addition, Jonathan and his wife train together for running and triathlon races and raise four boys. It is not surprising that this Navy pilot has more than a little competitive attitude when it comes to racing.