Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer, Evan Hughes

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Philadelphia's Preeminent Criminal Defense Attorney

Top 100 Lawyers in the United States

Outstanding Record of Acquittals

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Philadelphia's Preeminent Criminal Defense Attorney

Top 100 Lawyers in the United States

Outstanding Record of Acquittals

Get Help Now

PA Defense Attorney Profile

Celebrated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Evan Hughes is nationally recognized to be 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. 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.

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Many of his cases have received substantial national press coverage:

EVEN A TOP COP CONCEDES A RIGHT TO VIDEO ARRESTS – BUT THE STREET TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY

September 2011 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

ACQUITTED MAN SPEAKS ON VIOLENT ARREST

July 2009 | My Fox Boston

FAMILY ACCUSES POLICE OF BRUTALITY DURING SEARCH

October 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA POLICE INVESTIGATING ALLEGED BEATING OF SUSPECT IN ARREST

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

PROBE LAUNCHED IN VIOLENT W. PHILA. ARREST

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILLY POLICE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ASSAULT OF SUSPECT

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

CROWD PROTESTS POLICE ACTION IN W. PHILA.

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

SHE CLAIMS COPS GOT ROUGH WITH HER

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

RESIDENTS: PHILLY COP IN VIDEO HAS ‘RUTHLESS’ REPUTATION

September 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILLY COPS BEAT UNARMED MAN, CHARGE HIM WITH ASSAULT

September 2010 | Change.org

PHILLY POLICE BEATING LANDS MAN IN THE HOSPITAL

September 2010 | The Grio

PHILLY COPS BEAT A MAN FOR 2 MINS

September 2010 | The Beat of Philly

PHILLY COUPLE ADMITS SELLING LEASED CARS ONLINE

July 2010 | ABC News

PHILLY POLICE BEATING STIRS STORM OF PROTEST

September 2010 | San Francisco Bay View

PHILADELPHIA POLICE TO FIRE 4, DISCIPLINE 4, AND RETRAIN ENTIRE FORCE OVER VIDEOTAPED BEATING

May 2008 | Fox News

DISTURBING FOOTAGE OF PHILLY COPS CRACKING OPEN SKULL, BREAKING ARM, AND PULLING HEAT ON CROWD

September 2010 | Bassip.com

POLICE UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER BEATING WEST PHILLY MAN BRUTALLY

September 2010 | Media Outrage

MAN BEATEN BY POLICE FOR 2 MINUTES UNTIL ARM IS FRACTURED

September 2010 | BV Black Spin

PHILLY POLICE CRACK MAN’S SKULL OPEN PULL GUNS ON WITNESSES

September 2010 | News One

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