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Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes

also known as Jeffery Hughes, Attorney Jeff Hughes

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Jeff is the principal partner at Sterling Law Offices; responsibilities include client interaction, attorney recruitment, and networking for the firm.

Prior to forming Sterling Law Offices Jeff served for nine years as a litigation attorney at a local Wisconsin law firm McLario & Helm. Additionally, Jeff founded BizLab in 2003 a successful business incubator in Menomonee Falls with over 130 employees and $20,000,000 in annual revenue.

Jeff earned a B.A. degree in history from Bob Jones University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1997.

At home, Jeff is the husband to Winona and dad to Liam and Jack. Other outside interests include traveling, being a voracious reader, fishing, disc golf, and leadership training and development.

Jeff became a lawyer to help people get what they want and need. Jeff says, “Life is full of ups and downs, and being a lawyer often affords the opportunity to help people navigate those turbulent waters.”


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Family: 40%
    18 years, 102 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    18 years, 102 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    18 years, 204 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Trisha B. Festerling

    Jeff is a visionary. He sees the legal space as old hat and is uniquely positioned to innovate the legal space. Jeff is a true entrepreneur and business leader. Can't wait to see how he and the Sterling Law Office leadership team innovate the space. Along for the exciting ride.


    Trisha Festerling Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Dan Exner

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dan Exner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Sterling Law Offices, S.C.

753 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI, 53202


WIGood Standing199703/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalSterling Law Offices, S.C.2013 - Present
PartnerMcLario, Helm & Bertling1997 - 2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Bob Jones UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Alpha SeriesLeadership - Enemies of the Heart2013