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Evan T. L. Hughes

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4.4   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

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Posted by Chad | March 23, 2021
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Best lawyer in the city
Evan Hughes was very professional and prompt when dealing with my case. Very knowledgeable and fought for the best possible outcome. I am very happy with his work.
Posted by Charles | March 1, 2021
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If you need a top rate defense attorney, you need to look no further.....
I've had the best representation in the city by far when I hired Evan Hughes. I was facing several serious charges and things were looking grim. I really felt like my case was going end in bad terms until I consulted with Mr. Hughes. He gave me insight into how we can get the best results and I must admit I was a little worried. After going to court and seeing Mr. Hughes work through my case, I can't believe that he got the charges dropped down to a single simple misdemeanor!! A lot of lawyers give you good representation. Evan Hughes give you top notch representation! I would definitely recommend that you contact him for any defense you may need. You would be impressed by the fight he puts in for you!!
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Posted by Michele | May 14, 2019
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Mr Hughes is a Star
Mr. Hughes is a Super lawyer when it comes to winning a case he knows what he is doing and is number one in what he do so if you are looking for a good lawyer he is the one for you or your love one don't think about chosen another lawyer because he's the best my son is free of charges and is safe and home with his family thank you Mr Hughes God bless you
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
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Mr Evan Hughes is a wonderful Top Lawyer he is a Super lawyer and the best if you are looking for one look no more he is the one
My son was in jail for something he didn't do and Mr Hughes worked very hard and now my son is free thank you Mr Hughes God bless you and your family
Posted by Carol | December 11, 2017
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Great and very busy!
Just looking at these reviews I must side with all the good reviews I hired him for my son with an Escape charge from a rehab he was in as a sentence, this rehab was a disgrace! and first I gotta say my son was placed in a facility when he was arrested where he got jumped Mr Hughes had him moved immediately and his charge was withdrawn now Im patiently waiting for him to wrap up the rest of this...he is good for sure! For all of you that say nad things your wrong Ive seen him work.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2017
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lifesaver
Mr. Hughes handled a complex fraud and theft case for me. The case involved multiple jurisdictions and bail was a nightmare. I was facing jail time and Mr. Hughes kept me out of jail and got me fines and probation on a very serious case. If you can afford him, he is the best. They also have offices in NYC which was very helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
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Thank You Evan Hughes
Mr Hughes represented me in a very serious case, in which I was potentially facing jail time for multiple drug related charges in which I was wrongfully accused of. Evan worked tirelessly to ensure I was treated fairly and helped me get my life back on track. At the time I saw my life crumbling and was very unsure if I would be able to overcome such a life changing incident. I was not only facing some serious felony drug charges but I was also dismissed from College for the violation. Evan was there for my family and I throughout every step of the way. Not only was Evan able to have ALL of the charges dropped but he was also able to get me back into school the following semester. Currently Evan is helping me with the expungement process and thanks to him I am now able to put this incident behind me. Mr. Hughes is a true "Super Lawyer" and lifesaver, my family and I can not thank him enough for his guidance and support and most importantly for allowing me to be where I am today. Because of Evan I was able to finish my degree, avoid jail time and continue with my life. I highly recommend Mr. Hughes for anyone who is facing any serious criminal charges.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2014
Highly recommend this lawyer
I consulted with Evan a couple months ago. I was facing serious trouble, and he was able to keep me out of a bad situation. If I had not gotten to him early on, I probably would have been charged. Words do not begin to express my and my family's gratitude to him!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2012
Best lawyer in Philadelphia!
Hughes represented me in a very serious case in which I was wrongfully accused. He never gave up and hunted down a witness that my two previous lawyers couldn't find. He knows more about the ins and outs of the criminal system than any other lawyer i've worked with. The Judges love him and so do the jurors, he is an absolute superstar.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2012
Evan Hughes is amazing!
My son was offered a deal of 6 to 12 years in state prison if he plead guilty. Mr. Hughes told us to reject the offer because the DA was being unreasonable. After a trial by jury, my son was found to be innocent and came home with his family. If you need a lawyer in Philadelphia, there is none better, he calls back and he cares. We can never repay him for what he has done for us. Thank you Hughes!
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Posted by Heather | December 3, 2011
Highly recommended Philly Lawyer
Evan Hughes represented me when I was falsely arrested for Domestic Violence. My life seemed like it was crumbling away in my hands, and he was extremely helpful, professional, supportive, and got the case dropped completely. I couldn't be more grateful for his help during one of the worst times of my life. Absolutely worth every penny, and as much as I hope I never have to call for his help again, I know he would be my only choice for future legal representation in Philadelphia.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2011
excellent philadelphia lawyer
My son was charged with a serious crime. We were very scared for him but Evan Hughes guided us through the process and got my son's charges dropped. My son is in college now!
Posted by Wilson | January 13, 2011
Great Philadelphia Lawyer!
I'm not from Philly and found Evan Hughes on Internet, he was great. Returned all my calls and really cared. He knew everybody and was an awesome lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2010
Amazing
This guy has one some huge cases. I didn't think he would have time for a smaller case like mine, but Hughes would always call back personally. I thought that I was really f..ed, but somehow he got charges dropped and is now getting erased from my record. People seemed to really like him at the court house. He is very slick. Excellent.
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Posted by John | December 5, 2009
Relentless
I was beaten up by police and then charged with aggravated assault when I was the person assaulted! Racist Philly Cops!! Anyway, Evan Hughes was a real ballbuster and got my case dropped at a preliminary hearing. This guy is very good, I send him clients all the time. Yo can trust this guy and he is worth the money!
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
I was offered a 5-10 year sentence on a shooting case. The DA had a weak case and Hughes told me not to take the deal. He beat it for me!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
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Lawyer
He literally wasted my money & time. was always late for court & barely picked up the phone during the whole court process, he didn’t have a care in the world about the out come of the case he didn’t absolutely nothing to help my case …. Horrible & unaware.
Posted by Tahfeek | January 7, 2020
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Your life isn't important to him.
i hired Evan TL hughes and not ounce did he show to any of my court cases he pushed back the preliminary hearing 3x and the court pushed back the preliminary hearing 3x...never did he step foot in a court house all 6x i was present.i never received a discovery and thier was no investigation on his end. I paid Attorney Evan T.L Hughes in full. This is your life don't waste it hire a better attorney. Seriously. Your life is important hire someone who feels the same.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2016
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WARNING Seek help elsewhere
Hye buddy, Remember me? Well, I certainly remember you. I hired Evan Hughes for an extremely serious case because he promised to be aggressive and proactive from day one. He told me about his PI that was a retired FBI agent of 25 years and how he would get to work immediately on my case to ensure it never left the detectives desk. In fact, I was lulled into a false sense of security because of his nonchalant attitude assuring me how the accusations were utterly baseless. He also told me how he is from Philly and new all the "players" and a lot of cops who could point him to the detective on the case. He assured me he would get ahead of the accusations and the likelihood of it making past the detective's desk was minuscule. "Cops in Philly have real cases they don't have time for this nonsense and your file is probably collecting dust on a desk somewhere" Turns out none of the above was remotely accurate. Evan disappeared on me after he was paid and as a result, evidence and witnesses were lost directly affecting the investigation and causing charges to be made. Even after that, I gave Evan every opportunity to right the ship. I met with him the day before I turned myself in and we went over the bail hearing. He told me a bunch of nonsense about how quickly I would be released, how he would lower my bail or even possibly get me out without posting one. In my state of panic and desperation, I swallowed the nonsense hook-line-and-sinker. My ignorance of the system was apparent, and he exploited it readily. He never came to my bail hearing in fact, when I was released 26 hours later, I went to his office to find it empty, and when I called him, he was on his way back from VA Beach. A massive slap in the face. The next day I requested my case file only to get 1 document emailed to me. Within three days I found new counsel and terminated Evan and the difference as astonishing. I should have known when I walked in the police department, and the LT said: "I never seen an attorney turn in a client looking like he's about to go to a beach party." I knew I had a problem. Hey, Evan, I didn't forget. There something called Rules of Conduct and Ethics for Attorneys. I am sure you are aware of them. If not, you soon will be. Now you can jump on and tell people how my memory is fuzzy and how I am misrepresenting what really happened. It's ok. I can just as easily post YOUR email and leave it at that. People can make up their own minds. Trust me, probably better you take the bad review and move on.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Stayed Suspension, Probation issued in PA, 2023
updated on 10/25/2023

Suspension means an attorney will lose his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When a suspension is stayed and the attorney is given probation, the State monitors the attorney's activities for a time. If the probation period is uneventful, the attorney returns to practice when it expires.

Public Reprimand issued in PA, 2018
updated on 09/24/2018

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Evan is a fighter. Skilled in both civil and criminal law, he is an up and coming member of the Philadelphia Bar, and will be one of the great ones!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous cases/clients to Mr. Hughes, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. In every instance, Mr. Hughes achieved amazing results, whereby no client served any jail time. In many instances he was able to have the charges dismissed, or in the event of a trial, found not guilty."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Evan is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
White collar crime Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is a beast in the courtroom. He has won major cases in both state and federal courts. His cross examination skills are some of the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is one of the most talented lawyers in the city. I endorse Mr. Hughes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my experience with Mr. Hughes he has shown himself to be knowledgeable and thorough, I would highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A straight shooter for sure. This is the only attorney you will need for criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan Hughes is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia. He is professional, prepared and gets great results in criminals trials. I would recommend anyone charged with a crime to contact Mr. Hughes and his law firm for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always straight-forward solid responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Evan Hughes. He is a passionate, smart and dedicated attorney in our field. I've seen his work on plenty of occasions, and he is always prepared to do what is necessary for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan is a very talented attorney who does good work for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you, a loved one, or your business is in need of a top notch litigator, you should retain Mr.Hughes! He is an outstanding lawyer, and is a tremendous advocate for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dignified. Patient and extremely adept. I endorse Mr. Hughes unequivocally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Evan. He is a top notch criminal defense lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is a hard hitting criminal lawyer that is and will continue to stand out as one of the best defense attorneys in the Philadelphia area. If you want an exceptional trial attorney that is fearless, then Evan is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Evan Hughes is the real deal. Fearless in his approach, Evan is a true professional who works to deliver outstanding representation to his clients. I will be sure to work with him as co-counsel again!"
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