Attorney Hugh Cawthorne holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of London. He also has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Birmingham in England and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales, a Fellow of both the Royal Institute of Arbitrators in England and the British Institute of Management. Hugh is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Arizona and Utah. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court since 1992.

Hugh has significant background and experience in both academia and law practice, having been successively trainee, associate and principal in both the private sphere and local government service in England from 1958 to 1983. At the same time Hugh held part and full time law teaching posts there in more than one institution of higher education, culminating in Head of the Faculty of Business Studies and Law at the University of Central England from 1978-1983. He has been a clerk, associate and principal in the U.S since then, concentrating in Estate Planning, Taxation, International Law, Immigration, General Business and Litigation, both Civil and Criminal.

In Tucson, Hugh was an Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Arizona. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Estate Planning at the College of Law at the University of Utah for the past five years and is now Chair of the International Law Section, Vice-Chair of the Non-Profit Section, Program Chair of the Estate Planning Section, a Committee member of the Elder Law Section and a Director of the Utah State Bar Foundation.

Work and quality family time permitting, Hugh enjoys the great outdoors, including tennis, golf and swimming. He also enjoys playing the violin, serving on numerous local non-profit Boards and Committees, and singing in his church choir with his wife Clara.