Mallory Hughes

Dornan, Troia, Howard, Breitkruetz & Conway PC, LLO
1403 Farnam Street, Suite 232
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 884-7044
www.dltlawyers.com


Mallory N. Hughes

Mallory graduated law school from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010, and has been practicing with the Dornan Law Team since June of 2011. Mallory continues to maintain her license to practice law in Colorado. Mallory vigorously defends her clients in criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony sex assaults and homicides, Title IX cases at universities where students are alleged to have engaged in sexual or violent misconduct, juvenile cases wherein she defends parents alleged to have neglected or abused their children, and minors alleged to have committed crimes. Mallory has been successful in several major felony dismissals and not guilty jury verdicts. See details in some of her representative cases, below.

Representative Cases

       
  • June 7, 2019: Not Guilty Verdict following 2-day bench trial on one count of Felony Sex Assault of a Child in the Third Degree 
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  • February 15, 2019: Not Guilty Verdict following 4-day jury trial on one count of Felony Sex Assault in the First Degree 
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  • December 12, 2018: Not Guilty Verdict following 3-day jury trial on one count of Third Degree Sexual Assault
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  • September 4, 2018: Dismissal of First Degree Murder Charge 
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  • April 26, 2018: Not Guilty Verdict following 4-day jury trial on one count of Felony Third Degree Sexual Assault of a Child 
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  • December 19, 2017: Not Guilty Verdict on all counts following 4-day jury trial on one count of Felony First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Pandering and one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor 

       
  • September 22, 2017: Dismissal of First Degree Sex Assault Charge against Creighton Basketball star Maurice Watson, Jr. 
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  • August 9, 2017: Dismissal of Accessory to Homicide. 
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  • December 19, 2016: Dismissal of Protection Order filed against client following 1-day evidentiary hearing 
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  • May 12, 2014: Not Guilty Verdict following bench trial on one count of Misdemeanor Child Abuse, one count of Misdemeanor Assault, and one count of Failure to Appear 
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  • March 12, 2014: Not Guilty Verdict on all counts following 3-day jury trial on drive-by shooting charge (one county Discharge Firearm Near Vehicle, one count Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, one county Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person, and Habitual Criminal) 
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  • October 24, 2013: Dismissal of Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute 10+ pounds of Marijuana, following Court’s Order sustaining Motion to Suppress Evidence after hearing on the same. 
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  • August 2, 2013: Not Guilty Verdict following 3-day jury trial on one count of Felony Assault by Strangulation 

Bar Admissions

       
  • Colorado State Court, 2010
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  • Nebraska State Court, 2011
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  • Nebraska Federal Court, 2011

Awards, Memberships & Speaking Engagements

       
  • 2019: Member of Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Board of Directors
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  • June 27, 2018: Selected to Super Lawyers 2018 Great Plains Rising Star List 
    - Honor limited to 2.5% of attorneys within Nebraska
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  • March 9, 2018: Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Sexual Assault Seminar- 1-hour presentation regarding use of expert witnesses and social media in sex assault cases
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  • January 17, 2018: Omaha Legal Professionals Association, “Organizing a Case File”
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  • 2018 “10 Best Attorneys- Nebraska” -American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
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  • 2017 “Top 40 Under 40” Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • 2011- Present - Omaha Bar Association
         
    • Young Lawyers Division Outreach/Communications Committee Member 2013-2014
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    • Omaha Bar Association- Newsletter Committee Member 2013-2014
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    • Education Chair of Omaha Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Areas of Practice

       
  • Criminal Defense
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  • Title IX Investigations (sexual or other alleged misconduct by universities)
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  • Juvenile Law (parents in neglect/abuse cases; minors in delinquency cases)
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  • Protection Orders
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  • Appeals and Post-Conviction
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  • Governor’s Pardons