W. Craft Hughes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Hughes Ellzey, LLP
 | 1105 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 888-350-3931
Fax: 888-995-3335
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

W. Craft Hughes may be best known for his sharp litigation skills. Passionate for justice, Mr. Hughes most commonly represents clients in Houston, Texas, in whistleblower cases, retaliation claims, wrongful termination and other types of litigation. A 2004 graduate of the South Texas College of Law, Mr. Hughes has focused his entire career on protecting the rights of clients in court and ensuring that their voices are heard. He is specifically knowledgeable in the areas of Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud and the False Claims Act.

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2004, he has since been admitted to practice in four of the U.S. District Courts of Texas as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice, Houston Bar Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. His dedication to his clients is mirrored in his dedication to his community. He is involved with a local church, a political group and with the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Committee.

Mr. Hughes strives toward the best possible outcome for his clients. His tenacious approach has earned him a well-deserved reputation of success on behalf of his clients in complex and complicated litigation cases. Not only does Mr. Hughes offer his clients his professional yet personal approach, he also works with a vast network of medical and other professionals to consult on cases and offer a different outlook. Clients in Texas that need compassionate and persistent legal assistance often depend on the excellent representation of Mr. Hughes.

 
Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Employment Litigation
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Craft Hughes

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.hughesellzey.com/attorneys/W-C-Hughes.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates (Life Member)
  • Mock Trial, South Texas College of Law, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyer's Association
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015
  • Licensed in Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2011
  • Houston Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2007
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Houston Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Palmer Episcopal Church
  • Former Precinct Chairman, Harris County Democratic Party
  • Texas Young Lawyers Assn-National Trial Committee, 2006 - 2007

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict of $16.5 Million in a commercial real estate fraud lawsuit in the 215th District Court of Harris County, Texas., 2012
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict of $175,000 against a national mortgage company for violations of RESPA in federal court (Eastern District of Texas - Sherman Division), 2015
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict of $5.4 Million against Wells Fargo Bank in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit in the 151st District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2015
  • Obtained a jury verdict of $43,077.76 in an auto accident lawsuit in Harris County, Texas., 2012
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict of $125,000 in a Sabine Pilot wrongful termination lawsuit in Harris County, Texas., 2013
  • Obtained jury verdict of $87,644.90 in a premises liability lawsuit in Harris County, Texas., 2010
  • Obtained a jury verdict of $30,093.98 in an auto accident lawsuit in Harris County, Texas., 2013
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict of $21,500 against a hospital for violating a client's First Amendment right to free speech in federal court (Southern District of Texas), 2016

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, B.B.A. in Information Systems, Dean's List/Honors College, December, 2000, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Consumers
  • Individuals
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Office Location for W. Craft Hughes

1105 Milford St
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 888-350-3931

Fax: 888-995-3335

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Last Updated: 5/12/2020

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