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Joseph Marshall Hughes

Joseph Marshall Hughes

also known as J. Marshall Hughes, Marshall Hughes

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

About Me

I am a partner in Hughes & Coleman Law Firm, Businessman and Farmer.


Married to Judith Given Hughes, daughter of the late Ken Given, the first “voice of the Hilltoppers.” Judi is a graduate of Indiana University, B.S. and Western Kentucky University, M.A. and is a present member of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents. Children are Terri Lewis (Mrs. Tom Lewis) and Jay Hughes. Grandchildren are T.R., Phelps and John Gibson Lewis.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1969

  1. Car Accidents: 65%
  2. Workers Compensation: 15%
    46 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Social Security: 10%
    22 years, 1.92 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • William K. Mattar

    I would not hesitate to refer clients to Mr. Hughes. He is well known, experienced and reliable. I endorse this lawyer.


    William Mattar Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • James Robert Emerson

    I would encourage anyone in need of a skilled attorney to seek Mr. Hughes' advice. His answers show his compassion and skill. I would not hesitate to send a friend to Mr. Hughes for assistance.


    James Emerson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hughes & Coleman

1256 Campbell Lane
Suite 201
Bowling Green, KY, 42104



KYAuthorized to practice law196901/30/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Appreciation for SupportBoys & Girls Club of Butler County, Inc.2012
Bowl For Kids Sake Challenge WinnerBig Brothers Big Sisters2011
Alliance AwardThe Kelly Autism Program2006
Dignity in Lawyer AdvertisingAmerican Bar Association1996
The Honorable Order of Kentucky ColonelsCommonwealth of KentuckyN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRon Bell Injury Lawyer2008 - Present
Seminar FacilitatorM & L Legal Management & Marketing Seminars1993 - Present
PartnerHughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers1985 - Present
PartnerWhite, Hughes & Meredith1969 - 1984


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Quail UnlimitedMemberN/A
National Parks and Conservation AssociationMemberN/A
Fayette County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Louisville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Lawyers Involved for TennesseeMemberN/A
Kentucky Workers AssociationMemberN/A
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supremem Court of TennesseeMemberN/A
Alpha Tau OmegaMemberN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaMemberN/A
Fraternal Order of PoliceMemberN/A
Western Kentucky University Athletic FoundationMemberN/A
National Rifle AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
Order of Kentucky ColonelsMemberN/A
Kentucky Bar Association, Office Management CommitteeMemberN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
Ducks UnlimitedLifetime MemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Speaker Media and MarketingKentucky & Tennessee Injury Law: A Reference for Accident Victims2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Western Kentucky UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
M&L Legal Marketing and ManagementFocus on Case Management2010
M&L Legal Marketing and ManagementTraining Your Staff2009
M&L Marketing and Legal ManagementFrom Call to Set Up, How Does Your Firm Do It?2008