A. John Hughes, Jr.John Hughes graduated Bishop Verot High School 1970

  • Student Council Vice President: 1969-1970
  • Co-Captain: Varsity Football Team 1969-1970
  • Edison State/Junior College 1 year; Phi Theta Kappa: Honorary Fraternity
  • Graduated Florida State University 1976 Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Fraternity
  • Graduated Florida State University College of Law 1976; Phi Delta Phi, Legal Fraternity
  • State Attorney’s Office for The Twentieth Judicial Circuit; Internship 1976
  • Managing Partner/Shareholder of The Law Firm Allen, Knudsen, Swartz, Deboest, Rhoades and Edwards, at that time one of the oldest and largest firms in Southwest Florida by Age 30
  • Bishop Verot High School Assistant Varsity and Junior Varsity Football Coach

Lee County Bar Association President: 1983-1984 (Youngest ever to this position)

  • Nominated Best Local Bar Association in The State of Florida: 1983-1984
  • Bishop Verot High School: School Board Chairman: 1983-1985
  • Guest Speaker/Lecturer: Edison State University College Law Courses
  • Guest Speaker/Lecturer: South Florida University Law Courses
  • Partner: The Law firm of Kiesel, Hughes and Johnston: 22 years
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar: Member 1977-Present
  • CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Seminar Lecturer: The Florida Bar
  • Paralegal Education Course Lecturer: Lee County Bar Association
  • Power Boat Test Pilot and Motorcycle Test Driver: 1971-1974

Nastajah photo 1Nastajah M. Rossi is the first point of contact with the firm, and she takes that role very seriously. Each day she is motivated by the opportunity to help people, and experience new and interesting challenges.

Nastajah began working in the legal profession following many years of assisting Registered Nurses with their busy and hectic patient loads in Ocala, Florida. Nastajah’s previous work as a CNA allows her the compassion and patience for old folks needing a will and legal documents. This diversity has proven to be a tremendous asset to our firm.

Nastajah joined A. John Hughes, Jr. Attorney at Law (our offices) in November of 2012. Nastajah began as our receptionist answering calls, booking attorney appointments and filing paperwork and quickly made her way to becoming a Legal Assistant.

Nastajah is a licensed Florida Public Notary.

Her extracurricular involvement includes: Supporting the March of Dimes by committing to walking for premature babies, she is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as the co-ed softball team with the Hispanic Chamber.

Nastajah has completed several continuing education courses and seminars within the fields of the Probate Processes.

Her ability to relate to client concerns, and helping to mitigate or alleviate unnecessary emotional stress is unparalleled. Due to her genuine compassion and commitment, many of our clients remain close friends after our representation is concluded.

“I am a very nurturing person and I truly enjoy being the support person. I love knowing that when I do my part right I make life easier for the people I work with.”