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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


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



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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 Law197405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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