Attorney James M. Hughes has been practicing law since 1982. He previously
worked at McNamara & Kenney for 19 years where he concentrated in the insurance
defense litigation field. He has many years of active trial experience in Superior
Court, Probate court, and in the Workers’ Compensation Commission District courts.
Attorney Hughes has been in solo practice in Fairfield since 2001. He is most proud
of his ability to give prompt, courteous, professional and dedicated legal services on a
one-to-one basis to all his clients.
Attorney Hughes received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in
1973 and his law degree from the The University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1981.
Prior to practicing law, he was a Certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and taught high school students at Passaic County Vocational Technical High School in
Wayne, New Jersey from 1974 to 1978. Attorney Hughes is also fluent in sign language.
In his practice of law, Attorney Hughes concentrates on:
Elder Law & TITLE XIX planning;
(i.e. preparation of wills and other important life documents and
helping clients preserve assets & qualify for MEDICAID)
Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Instructions;
Veteran’s Benefits (i.e. helping clients apply & obtain VA benefits)
Estates and Probate; ( i.e. handling estates though Probate Court)
Real Estate (buy, sell and refinance transactions)
Workers’ Compensation (i.e. “on the job” injuries)
Personal Injury (i.e. Motor vehicle accidents)
Attorney Hughes is an active member of both the Greater Bridgeport Bar
Association and the Connecticut Bar Association where he is a member of the Elder
Law, Probate & Estates, Real Property & Workers’ Compensation committees of the
bar associations. Attorney Hughes also holds Veterans Benefit Accreditation allowing
him to assist clients in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for VA
Attorney Hughes is married to Christine Mahoney Hughes. They live in Fairfield
where they raised four children. They are proud parents of one-College of the Holy
Cross and three-Providence College graduates. They are long-term members of St Pius
X Parish. Attorney Hughes is also a proud member of the Fairfield Rotary Club (since
2002), where he has held most club offices and has been actively involved in numerous
community activities and projects. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in 2007 and
was recipient of the Norman K. Parcells Memorial Award in 2010.