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.