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James J. Mchugh Jr.

James J. Mchugh Jr.

also known as James J. McHugh, Jr., Jim McHugh

About me

James J. McHugh, Jr. has been selected by judges and other attorneys as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in for the last 9 years, New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2006, Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 100 Attorney in PA in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013, Top 100 Attorney in Philadelphia 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013, American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyer in PA and NJ for the last 5 years, South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorney in 2007, and has been selected Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in both PA and NJ in 2013.  In addition to these honors, Jim McHugh maintains an A-V Martindale-Hubbell rating- the highest rating available for both professional competence and ethical integrity, and is featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.


The honors and awards Jim has received modestly reflect his commitment to the legal profession and zealous representation of his clients.  He has scored many triumphs throughout his many years of practice, which primarily focuses on mass tort litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, construction litigation, products liability, defamation, and civil rights. 


After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Jim graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Jim authored an article and assisted in editing numerous other articles published in the Villanova Law Review. He has also served on the Advisory Committee for the Penn Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


As a legal professional, Mr. McHugh has lectured around the country to groups including lawyers, doctors and various unions.  He has lectured at AAJ (Formerly ATLA) national and regional legal seminars, schools and was a presenter during the first live national mass tort internet seminar.  Mr. McHugh is a frequent commentator who has been consulted by international and national media leaders including CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.




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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 61%
    22 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    22 years
  3. Brain Injury: 5%
  4. Birth Injury: 5%
    3 years
  5. Other: 4%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • David A. Moscow

    Jim is one of the best legal minds in the country. No detail ever gets past him. To top it off, Jim truly cares about his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Jim and his firm.


    David Moscow Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lopez McHugh LLP
1123 Admiral Peary Way, Quarters K
Philadelphia, PA, 19112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers NJAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers PAAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Attorneys PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Attorney PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Attorney in PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New JerseyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PennsylvaniaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Attorney in PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2010
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Top 100 Attorneys in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New JerseyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PennsylvaniaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PennsylvaniaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New JerseyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2007
Top 100 Attorneys in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2007
Top 100 Attorney in PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2007
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
SuperLawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers2006
SuperLawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Top 100 Attorney in PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2005
Top 100 Attorneys in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2005
Inducted into the Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLopez McHugh, LLP2007 - Present
PartnerThe Beasley Firm1998 - 2007
Associate General CounselPepper Hamilton & Sheetz1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Bar Register of Preeminant LawyersMember2007 - Present
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preminent LawyersMember2007 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
American Trial Lawyers Association- New JerseyMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal case against Ira Einhorn907,000,000
Construction Accident15,000,000
Failure to Diagnose10,500,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Drexel UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A Practical Guide to Federal Court: E-Discovery, Evidence and ExpertsEthical issues that arise in Federal Court2014
Mass Torts WebinarMass TortsN/A