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Andrew Lee Hughes

Wrongful death Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Andrew L. Hughes

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
    Illinois - IL 23 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    Andrew represents victims of occupational exposures to diesel exhaust/benzene resulting in diseases such as cancer and leukemia.

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    In addition to his railroad experience, Andrew also represented brake and electrical manufacturers in products liability asbestos actions. He now utilizes that experience with regard to his plaintiff's benzene products liability practice.

  3. Personal injury

  4. Transportation
    Andrew spent almost 15 years representing railroads and trucking companies. This experience makes him uniquely qualified to represent individuals suffering from occupational illnesses like cancer resulting from exposures to diesel exhaust, etc.

Andrew has over 17 years of trial and litigation experience in the fields of toxic tort and transportation law making him uniquely qualified to prosecute diesel exhaust and benzene claims.  In fact, Andrew spent the majority of his career defending Class I railroads, trucking companies, electrical conglomerates and brake manufacturers in wrongful death and catastrophic injury matters.  He now brings that valuable experience to bear representing plaintiffs who have been injured by toxins like diesel exhaust and benzene.  

Andrew works with accomplished experts in occupational medicine, pulmonology, oncology, toxicology and industrial hygiene to prove up these claims. Armed with a deep understanding of the subject matter, Andrew focuses his drive on helping workers suffering from diseases such as cancer and leukemia. Andrew's firm fights for workers from all occupations where prolonged exposure to toxins occurs, including the railroad, trucking, construction, mining, firefighting and maritime industries. Diesel and benzene exposed workers are often exposed to other toxins such as welding fumes, silica, radioactive materials and asbestos. All those exposures will be taken into account when consulting with experts and determining the cause of the illness at hand.  

While based in Chicago, Andrew represents individuals across the country. That said, he only accepts a limited number of cases which ensures that his clients receive personal, professional service.

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Hughes Law Offices LLC - Diesel Injury Law
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 738
Chicago, IL, 60604


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Posted by Gerald | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very pleased
for the past two years Andrew Hughes has worked diligently in helping me with my case against the Norfolk Southern R.R. During this time he has kept me thoroughly informed about my case his expertise led to me getting a generous settlement from the Norfolk Southern R.R. I believe that things would not have worked out for me without Andrew's help. I thank him and do recommend him to anyone who is in need of his expertise.
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Posted by Michael | April 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Andrew is an excellent lawyer!
Andrew is an excellent advocate for injured people. He can help you with any injury case, and specializes in injuries related to diesel fuel.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is a genius!
Andrew did a fabulous job handling my case! Can’t say enough positive things about him. When you need/want someone who will fight for you, he’s the man!
Posted by Carolyn | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful death case
My family hired attorney Hughes for the wrongful death of my brother. Mr. Hughes worked very hard on our case, the results were excellent. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney, he is a very fair and kind person.
Posted by Ronald | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and trustworthy
From my very first contact with Andrew we have found him to be companionate, hard working and trust worthy. In the eight months we were associated with Andrew we feel he has also become a friend of ours


  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Hughes Law Offices LLC - Diesel Injury Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • MacCabe & McGuire
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Fletcher & Sippel LLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Occupational Lung Cancer Case
  • Settlement


  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2000
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Andrew
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew works to no end to help individuals who have been injured due to the negligent, careless actions of individuals and corporations."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an exceptional lawyer and trusted friend, who has distinguished himself as one of the foremost experts in diesel claims. He exhibits excellent judgment and legal analysis and treats his clients with great respect and compassion. I highly recommend Hughes Law Offices LLC."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Andrew on a number of matters over the years. He is a consummate professional, a careful listener, a skilled advocate, and excellent at working with all different types of people. I strongly recommend Andrew."
Transportation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I have known Andrew Hughes personally and professionally for over 20 years. Andrew is very kind, personable, and caring. He has decades of experience in toxic torts and transportation law. With his work ethic and talent, I would highly recommend him to any potential client."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andrew since law school. Andrew is not only well versed in the law and will be a strong advocate for his clients but also he is a kind and thoughtful attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hughes is a highly qualified trial attorney whose knowledge of the law and unmatched dedication to his clients makes him the clear choice for diesel and exposure related litigation."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrew is terrific! If I needed representation, Andrew is the first lawyer that I would call."
Transportation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Andrew for the better part of a year involving toxic tort litigation. He brings a vast body of knowledge to the practice of law. He understands the "business" of law better than most lawyers around the country. His knowledge of the science around diesel exhaust exposure and cancer is an asset to my practice."
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