Disclaimer: Testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance and should not be construed as such.

Rick is an extremely competent leader, attorney and manager. He possesses excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Brian Chikowski Attorney September 18, 2015

Rick effectively manages the dual roles of administrator and legal counsel.

Stephen DiJulio Owner, Foster Pepper PLLC September 18, 2015

Rick is a consummate professional and wonderful to work with. He brings a very positive esprit de corps to the organization and is highly effective at managing. He is a holistic thinker and sees the broad, complex issues facing an organization which need attention. It’s a pleasure to work with Rick and I always look forward to that opportunity.

Gaylan Sher-Jan Chief People Officer - Interim at ZOOM+ September 18, 2015

Rick is an intelligent, well-organized, and practical manager, who provides insight, leadership, and direction to the project.

Maggie Yowell Attorney at Law, JD, MA, LMHC, GMHS, MHP, RDT September 18, 2015

Rick is viewed as a leader in the community and always makes himself available to assist other governmental entities and community groups.

Charles “Skip” Houser Pope, Houser, and Barnes, Attorneys at Law September 18, 2015

According to futurist and author Joel Barker a leader is one who sees two paradigms at the same time and helps those who see neither one move from the paradigm that is no longer viable into the one that is. This definition clearly fits Rick Hughes.

Steve Barber Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer in Collaborative Decision Making September 18, 2015

Rick is an incredible leader and a valuable community asset. He’s collaborative, drawing input from all. He readily tackles difficult issues with intelligence and grace, while retaining an infectious optimism for a positive future. He’s a servant leader, modeling commitment and hard work, and openly recognizing others for their ideas and actions. He’s an approachable and genuinely kind man who believes in giving back. The Olympia community is lucky to have someone as gifted as Rick working for us!

Celia Nightingale Director, South Puget Sound Business Resource Center September 18, 2015

It was always a pleasure to work with Rick. He quickly understands issues and complexity, has a very clear mind and provided helpful advice and solutions. Rick usually sees the problem two or three steps ahead and his advice is, therefore, comprehensive helping to avoid future problems that may arise.

Rick has my unreserved recommendation.

Michael Matthias Assistant City Manager at Des Moines, WA September 18, 2015

Rick is a top notch lawyer and advocate. I trust his judgement and would entrust legal matters of all kinds to his office.

Meghan Sullivan, MPA, CHES, CPP Specializing in Public Health, Public Policy & Nonprofit Leadership September 18, 2015

Rick has admirable leadership skills. He responds rather than reacts to situations. He creates an environment conducive to creative ideas and collaboration. Rick is extremely intelligent, too.

John Hutchings, Retired — Olympia Police Department May 2, 2015

I highly commend Rick's conscientiousness, intelligence and values-based leadership. He models impeccable integrity in every interaction in which we engage.

Rebecca Perry Leadership / Team Consultant. Executive Coach. Conflict Resolution. May 2, 2015

At the time, I was Mayor of the City of Lacey, Washington and served on the Board of Directors. Rick demonstrated all the qualities I desire in a corporate executive. Additionally, Rick is a pleasure to work with.

Graeme Sackrison Board Chair, Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) May 2, 2015

His opinions and legal advice in this area are highly regarded by those on the board that he serves. His integrity and high moral values are beyond reproach.

Bill McGregor Port Commissioner, Port of Olympia May 2, 2015

I have worked with Rick for over 4 years now on various legal matters and as a co-presenter at a conference. It is always a pleasure to work with Rick. His legal skills are top notch. I am always impressed at the way he analyzes a situation; he always keeps the law in mind, yet is able to come up with a practical solution for all involved. While for most it is difficult to master balancing the law with a practical approach, Rick excels at this approach. I would recommend Rick without reservation.

Rosa Fruehling-Watson Manager, Senior Employment Counsel at Nordstrom May 2, 2015

I have had the opportunity to work with Rick on numerous issues during the last ten years. Throughout this work Rick was thoughtful, fully engaged and a significant contributor. I believe Rick is highly qualified and an exceptional General Counsel.

Chuck Clarke Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Water Alliance May 2, 2015

Rick is a highly experienced attorney who has the ability to listen to clients so that he can help them achieve their objectives. He has business acumen and also understands public agency legal issues.

Tom Carroll President and Chief Executive Officer at Tiburon Systems LLC May 2, 2015