John Hughes is a litigation partner in Gordon & Rees’s Oakland/San Francisco offices. Mr. Hughes joined Gordon & Rees in 1983, and is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort, Tort Litigation, Insurance and Maritime practice groups.
He has broad and wide-ranging experience representing clients in state and federal court in product liability, asbestos/toxic tort/environmental, insurance bad faith, Proposition 65, personal injury, maritime, automobile/trucking, class action and unfair competition matters. Representative clients include product manufacturers/suppliers/retailers, hotels, airlines, contractors, equipment rental companies, public entities, assisted living facilities, and lumber producers.
Mr. Hughes has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict, and has successfully handled several matters before the courts of appeal.
Hughes has successfully handled several matters pro bono on behalf of indigent individuals and small businesses, and volunteers at the Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale.