Tom worked as a critical care registered nurse for years before deciding to attend law school. He has an Associates Degree in Science from the University of Kentucky, a Bachelors of Arts (history) from Middle Tennessee State University and is a 1989 graduate of the Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville. While attending law school, Tom was a member of the prestigious Journal of Family Law.
For his entire career, Tom has always represented people and families injured due to the carelessness of others. After working for a plaintiff's personal injury firm until 2001, Tom started the law firm of Kaufman, Stigger & Hughes, PLLC. In 2015, Tom branched out on his own and established The Hughes Law Offices, a law firm dedicated to representing plaintiff personal injury victims and making sure that his clients don't get victimized twice: once by negligent actors and their insurance companies and then again by the outlandish fees charged by the attorneys hired to represent the victims. The dirty little secret of the personal injury world is that there is no rule or law that says attorneys get fees of one third, forty percent or more. Those are fees set up by the attorneys themselves. At the Hughes law Offices, Tom is committed to his clients keeping most of their money after fees. The fee at The Hughes Law Offices: 25%. Tom's clients pay nothing until he wins or settles their case. When he does, they keep 75% of THEIR money. It's that simple.
Tom has been representing injured victims for over 26 years and loves helping his clients work their way through the complex maze that is the legal system. Tom has literally recovered millions of dollars for his clients through settlement or trial and has represented thousands of accident victims in Kentuckiana. Tom is proud to be rated by his peers as "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership being limited to attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts of $1,000,000.00 or more for his clients. Tom has done both! He was selected as a member of Best Attorneys in America by Rue Ratings. He is a featured speaker on "Million Dollar Opening Arguments", a collection of actual opening arguments from attorneys across the United States that resulted in verdicts of $1,000,000.00 or more.
Tom is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
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