Evan Hughes

Evan Hughes

Principal at The Hughes Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
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Charles A. March 1, 2021
The best criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia! I've had the best representation in the city by far when I hired Evan Hughes. I was facing several serious charges and things were looking grim. I really felt like my case was going end in bad terms until I consulted with Mr. Hughes. He gave me insight into how we can get the best results and I must admit I was a little worried. After going to court and seeing Mr. Hughes work through my case, I can't believe that he got the charges dropped down to a single simple misdemeanor!! A lot of lawyers give you good representation. Evan Hughes give you top notch representation! I would definitely recommend that you contact him for any defense you may need. You would be impressed by the fight he puts in for you!!
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Celebrated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Evan Hughes is nationally recognized not only as the premier criminal defense attorney in the Philadelphia area, but also as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the United States. He has received dozens of accolades and honors from fellow attorneys as well as awards from Super Lawyers and AVVO. Recently, Evan Hughes has been listed in the top 100 criminal defense lawyers by Newsweek. Evan Hughes enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and relentless advocate for his clients. Never shying away from tough and unpopular cases, Evan Hughes has obtained not-guilty verdicts in several high-profile cases including Commonwealth v. Hall and United States v. Awopetu. Evan Hughes is a graduate of Drexel University where he majored in Finance and International Business. Following his undergraduate studies, Hughes worked at Deutsche Banc before attending Widener University School of Law. During law school, Hughes clerked for the Honorable Carol Engle Temin in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and spent his last year of law school trying cases for the Philadelphia County District Attorney’s office. Resulting from his strong analytical background, Hughes specializes in serious and complex criminal defense work, he has vast experience in cases of professional crime; murder and manslaughter; armed robbery; cases of a sexual nature; as well as cases involving police corruption, blackmail, kidnapping, and serious drug-related crime. As a natural complement to his criminal defense practice, Evan Hughes, a criminal lawyer in Philadelphia, maintains a significant personal injury and civil rights practice that is focused primarily on catastrophic injury and police misconduct. Evan Hughes has obtained individual verdicts and settlements for his clients in excess of $5,000,000.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
3rd Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Hughes Firm
- Current
Krasner, Hughes, & Long LLC
Hughes Defense, LLC
Widener University
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015 Selected to Rising Stars for 5 years
Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under the Age of 40
National Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Justinian Society
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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The Philadelphia Bar Association Senior Citizen Judicare Project
- Current
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Certified to handle death penalty cases
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
The Hughes Firm | Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyers
Contact & Map
The Hughes Firm
1845 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 454-6680
Fax: (215) 454-6681
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