Leech Tishman Welcomes Ray Hughes

New Attorney Joins Chicago Office

LISLE, ILLeech Tishman recently welcomed Ray Hughes to its Chicago office. Ray will be practicing in the Insurance Coverage & Corporate Risk Mitigation and Litigation Practice Groups. Ray focuses his practice on insurance coverage, tort defense and commercial litigation.

During the course of his career, Ray has represented both insureds and insurers in insurance coverage disputes concerning policies related to commercial general liability, commercial excess, professional liability, commercial property, business automobile, inland marine, environmental/pollution, workers’ compensation, employer’s liability and other types of coverages. Ray has litigated a wide variety of insurance coverage issues, and is well-known for the practical approach he engages in with his clients during the litigation process, carefully guiding them through the options available to them in order to make informed decisions and come to the best possible resolution.

In terms of Ray’s tort defense work, he has defended complex lawsuits alleging personal injury, property damage, and lost business. Ray has represented property owners, contractors, equipment owners, and design professionals on claims arising from construction accidents, trucking/automobile accidents, premises liability claims, and more. Much of Ray’s tort defense work has involved defending crane and heavy equipment suppliers. Ray has also represented municipalities, companies in the restaurant and hospitality industry, utility providers, and mining companies. An important aspect of Ray’s work is his immediate accident response. Ray is often retained within hours of an accident and is therefore able to best investigate, tender, and defend any resulting lawsuits. Ray also represents clients during investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local government agencies, as well as defends any violations and citations issued.

Ray also has a wealth of experience in handling commercial litigation matters including filing and foreclosing on mechanics’ liens, prosecution and defense of breach of contract disputes from construction projects, collections, zoning disputes, and a variety of other legal issues that arise for his clients.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Ray worked as a Director of Claims at Houston International Insurance Group. Before that, Ray was an attorney in the New York City office of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, L.L.P.

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the firm also operates satellite offices in Lisle, IL, New York, NY, Pasadena, CA and Wilmington, DE. Leech Tishman combines a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.