John E. Hughes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Merrillville, IN

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans
 | 8585 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-769-6552
Fax: 219-738-2349
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
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    Having more than 45 years of legal experience, John E. Hughes is a valuable member of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP. He focuses his practice on civil litigation and appeals in the areas of business litigation, insurance claims, employment and discrimination issues, serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and railroad liability. Mr. Hughes is also a registered civil mediator with extensive experience negotiating alternative resolutions. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Porter County, Lake County and across the state of Indiana.

    After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1968 from Capital University, Mr. Hughes earned his Juris Doctor with high distinction from Valparaiso University Law School in 1971. While in law school, he served as associate editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review. Today, he is licensed to practice law in Indiana, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the 7th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Hughes’ commitment to impeccable legal standards has earned him the respect of his peers, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America and receiving the Lake County Bar Association’s President Award. He has served as president of the Lake County Bar Association and was an adjunct professor at the Valparaiso University Law School. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association and the Porter County Bar Association.

    Mr. Hughes is also active with numerous community groups, including serving as congregation president for Christ Lutheran Church and as a board member with the Hillcrest Improvement Association, the Hilltop Neighborhood House and the Hilltop Community Health Center.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 30%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About John Hughes

    Admitted: 1971, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017
    • President's Award, Lake County Bar Association, 2011
    • Super Lawyers, 2010-2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered Civil Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Lake County Bar Association, 2009
    • Indiana, 1971
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1978
    • Porter County Bar Association
    • Lake County Bar Association
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1971
    • Co-Chair, Civil Litigation Section, Lake County Bar Association
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1971
    • United States Supreme Court, 1978

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Finance Board and Past Congregation President, Christ Lutheran Church
    • Past Board Member, Hilltop Community Health Center
    • Past Board Member, Hilltop Neighborhood House
    • Board Member, Hillcrest Improvement Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Associate Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, Valparaiso University School of Law
    • Adjunct Professor, Valparaiso University School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Capital University, B.A., 1968
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    Office Location for John E. Hughes

    8585 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410

    Phone: 219-769-6552

    Fax: 219-738-2349

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    Last Updated: 11/11/2019

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