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John K. Hughes

John K. Hughes

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

About Me

I am a founding member, shareholder, and member of the Management Committee of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Since 1974, I have been engaged in civil litigation in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.  I also have extensive trial experience, particularly in the areas of personal injury; professional, product and municipal liability; medical malpractice; and insurance coverage.


I have 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. I have also tried cases involving admiralty law, industrial accidents and other personal injury matters. My municipal liability practice involves defending local governmental entities from tort claims.


I have also served as coordinating counsel of insurance programs for both physicians and attorneys, and have represented professionals before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Mark Dym

    I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the finest and most experienced trial attorneys in Illinois.


    Mark Dym Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.

70 West Madison Suite 4000
Chicago, IL, 60602

John K. Hughes

70 W. Madison St
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL, 60602




WIGood Standing198603/16/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1988
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1987
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.1985 - Present
AttorneyRooks Pitts & Poust1974 - 1984


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember1986 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Association of Defense Trial CounselMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Society of Trial Lawyers of IllinoisMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
weaver v ICGN/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974