He has extensive trial experience, particularly in the areas of personal injury; professional, product and municipal liability; medical malpractice; and insurance coverage.
Mr. Hughes has defended physicians, attorneys, therapists and hospitals from claims of deviation from the standard of care owed to patients or clients, wrongful death and violation of statutory duties. He has also tried cases involving admiralty law, industrial accidents and other personal injury matters. His municipal liability practice involves defending local governmental entities from tort claims.
Mr. Hughes has served as coordinating counsel of insurance programs for both physicians and attorneys, and has represented professionals before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.