Excel Title Services
Excel Title Services

Patrick Hughes

  • Banking & Commercial
  • Business & Transactional
  • Excel Title
  • Government Advocacy & Economic Development
  • Real Estate
  • Children in Action Award, the Children, Inc. (2016)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Life Learning Center, Board of Directors
  • Member, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, Board of Directors
  • Member, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Member, Kentucky Bankers Association Bank Counsel Division
  • Former Member, Kentucky Board of Medical License
  • Member, Learning Grove Little Children. Big Impact. Capital Campaign
  • Co-Chair, Monica Hughes Children’s Fund benefiting Children Inc., Co-chair
  • Member, Leadership Kentucky Class of 2003
  • Former Member and Chair, Gateway Community and Technical College Nominating Commission
  • Former Trustee, Covington Latin Board of Education
  • Former Member, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Family Services of Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Kenton County Library Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman, Kentucky Democratic Party
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 1994
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1990

Patrick is a DBL Law partner. He practices in the areas of Banking & Commercial, Business & Transactional, Government Advocacy & Economic Development, and Real Estate. He is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio, is a licensed Ohio and Indiana Title Insurance Agent, and a Kentucky Title Insurance Agent.

Patrick has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters involving public-private partnerships, banking and public financing, infrastructure development and construction, and healthcare and insurance regulation. Prior to joining DBL Law, Patrick served as legal counsel to the Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, where he oversaw capital projects, property management, procurement and financial management. In 2011 and 2012 Patrick served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. As Chief Deputy, Patrick was responsible for daily operations, including criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions.

Patrick also manages Excel Title Services, LLC, a full service real estate title company and wholly owned subsidiary of DBL Law. Excel Title Services provides a fully array of title related services including title exams, title insurance, escrow and closing services, etc., for both commercial and residential markets.

Recently, Patrick Hughes was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Life Learning Center, a non-profit organization and United Way partner agency, working with multiple community partners to take individuals who demonstrate commitment to stable employment and prepare them for careers through education, training, and life coaching. Patrick also serves on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, as a member of the Learning Grove Capital Campaign Committee, and on the Board of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Patrick, his wife Michelle, and their children reside in Covington, KY.


  • The Essential Role of Title Insurance in Mortgage Refinancing

    In light of the recent Wall Street Journal article questioning the value and necessity of title insurance in mortgage refinancings, Excel Title Services feels compelled to provide a counter-perspective that highlights the importance and benefits of title insurance, even in seemingly low-risk scenarios. Understanding Title Insurance Title insurance is a protective measure that ensures the…

  • How Title Insurance Protects Against Fraud in Commercial Real Estate

    In the dynamic and often complex world of commercial real estate, fraud can pose a significant threat to investors, developers, and lenders. Fraudulent activities, ranging from forged documents to undisclosed liens, can result in substantial financial losses and legal complications. At Excel Title Services, we understand the critical role that title insurance plays in protecting…

  • The Role of Surveys in Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance

    In the realm of commercial real estate transactions, the importance of thorough due diligence cannot be overstated. One critical aspect of this due diligence process is obtaining a comprehensive survey of the property. Surveys play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of title insurance for commercial properties. At Excel Title Services, we…

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