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John F. Hughes


(510) 463-8693
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1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607

San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1983

B.A., History, University of California at Berkeley, 1978


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation, and Personal Injury Defense: Products (2011-2016)

John Hughes is a litigation partner in Gordon & Rees’ Oakland and San Francisco offices and is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort, Tort & Product Liability Litigation, 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.

As a member of the firm since 1983, Mr. Hughes has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict, and has successfully handled several matters before the courts of appeal.



Community Involvement

Hughes has successfully handled several matters pro bono on behalf of indigent individuals and small businesses.