Stephen E. Hughes

Partner

ConnecticutDistrict of ColumbiaMassachusetts

Offices

Massachusetts

40 Court St.

Boston, MA 02108

Connecticut

100 Pearl St.

Hartford, CT 06103

Practice Areas

Construction & Construction Defects

Employment

Environmental

Healthcare

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability

Transportation

Transportation

Construction & Construction Defects

Employment

Experience

Stephen is a Partner in the Firm’s Boston office with more than 25 years of experience in civil litigation. He currently concentrates in the areas of labor and employment, civil rights, correctional healthcare, environmental liability, construction defects, railroad liability and employee/FELA and third-party/passenger claims, other transportation matters, general liability, and commercial disputes.

Stephen has tried cases in federal and state courts (recently obtaining a defense verdict in a jury trial over a construction incident), and before administrative law bodies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in many areas of the law. In addition, he has been successful in obtaining the dismissal of numerous cases through dispositive motions, and in achieving beneficial settlements. In addition, he has been successful in obtaining the dismissal of numerous cases through dispositive motions, and in achieving beneficial settlements. Although the majority of his work has involved defending clients, he has prosecuted commercial claims and achieved substantial settlements on behalf of the firm’s clientele.

Stephen graduated with a B.S. from Northwestern University and earned a M.S. in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University. After working as a film and television producer for more than a decade he earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Boston College Law School.

Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1995 
  • Boston University, M.S., 1979
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1975

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association, Labor and Employment section, and Employee Rights and
  • Responsibilities Practice Group
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)