National law firm Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that experienced trial attorney Peter M. Hughes has joined the firm’s San Diego office as of counsel.

Founding partner of his former firm, The Hughes Law Firm, Mr. Hughes has been more than 24 years of experience in the defense of civil litigation matters with an emphasis on the defense of transportation, general liability and casualty, construction, product liability, professional liability and services, commercial and business litigation and employment matters. He has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict.

“We are thrilled to have Peter join Wilson Elser,” shared Robert W. Harrison, regional managing partners of the firm’s San Diego office. “His vast experience is a great resource to the San Diego office and our clients.”

Mr. Hughes lectures extensively and advises and provides training to insurance companies, third-party administrators, commercial clients and industry groups.

He is admitted to practice in California in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

An accomplished attorney, Mr. Hughes has earned an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating available.

He is also active in many industry organizations including: American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), Defense Research Institute (DRI), Association Of Southern California Defense Counsel, San Diego Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Hughes earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego (1984) and his Juris Doctor degree from University of San Diego School of Law (1987). He also is a Certified Litigation Management Professional, Litigation Management Institute, Columbia Law School.


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