Attorney Profile

James J. McHugh, Jr.

James McHugh, Jr.

Lopez McHugh, LLP
1123 Admiral Peary Way, Quarters K
Philadelphia, PA 19112

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania (PA)

Contact Contact James J. McHugh, Jr.
T: 215-952-6910
F: 215-952-6914

Visit: www.lopezmchugh.com
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts (60%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Industry Groups: Construction, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Medical-Device, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical

Profile

James J. McHugh Jr. and Lopez McHugh, LLP of  PA, CA and NJ are dedicated to the representation of individuals suffering serious injuries at the hands of others.  The firm's partners have more than 75 years of combined successful law experience and have been highly recognized for their skills as trial attorneys. 


Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014

About James McHugh, Jr.

Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: www.lopezmchugh.com/attorney-profiles/james-mchugh

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Attorney Pennsylvania, Top 100 Attorney Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia, Top 100 Attorneys Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers PA, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers New Jersey, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers NJ, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Top 100 Attorney Philadelphia, Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, 2013
  • 2013 Top 100 Attorney in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Attorneys PA, Philadelphia Magazine, 2013
  • PA Super Lawyer, 2013 PA Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine, 2013
  • Peer Nominated PA Super Lawyer Award, Philadelphia Magazine, Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers in New Jersey, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Peer Nominated PA Super Lawyer Award, PA Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine, 2012
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers in New Jersey, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers New Jersey, Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Americam Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Rated top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Trial Lawyers PA, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine- June 2011; Recognized for excellence in Class Action/Mass Torts Practice by peers in the legal community and honored as an exceptional lawyer having an impressive record of professional achievement and unquestioned ethical standards., Top Attorneys PA, American Registry, 2011
  • Recognized by the legal community for excellent professional conduct and experience, AVVO Excellent Rated Attorney, 2011
  • Honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the state of Pennsylvania by the American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers: PA, ATLA, 2010
  • Honored as a Top 100 Attorney in the state of Pennsylvania for vision, commitment and determination- as published in Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Awarded a Top 100 Attorney in PHILADELPHIA- as published in Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia, 2010
  • Rated one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New Jersey., Top 100 Trial Lawyer in New Jersey, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Rated one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania., Top 100 Trial Attorney, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • PA Super Lawyers Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA SuperLawyer, Law & Politics, 2009
  • NJ award as voted by clients and peers, Awesome Attorney, South Jersey Magazine, 2008
  • Rated one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Trial Lawyer in PA, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • PA Super Lawyer Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law & Politics, 2008
  • Top 100 Attorney in PA- as published in Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyers Section, Top 100 Attorneys Pennsylvania, 2007
  • NJ Award as voted by clients and peers., Awesome Attorney, South Jersey Magazine, 2007
  • PA Super Lawyer Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law & Politics, 2007
  • PA Super Lawyer Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law & Politics, 2006
  • PA Super Lawyers Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law & Politics, 2005
  • Awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey, Top 100 Trial Lawyers- New Jersey, ATLA
  • PA Super Lawyers Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA SuperLawyer, Law & Politics, 2011
  • PA Super Lawyers Award.  5% of the attorneys on the state named to the list.  Selection process includes peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates., PA SuperLawyer, Law & Politics, 2010
  • Inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society the purpose of which is to encourage excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2011
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2002
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1999
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1998
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1997
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1996
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1995
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1994
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1993
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1992
  • Martindale Hubbell A-V rating (firm)
  • Martindale Hubbell A-V rating (individual)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States, 2013
  • Admitted to PA Bar, 1992
  • Admitted to NJ Bar, 1992

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served on the Advisory Committee for the Penn Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Villanova Law Review , Editor
  • Villanova Law Review, Author

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Scored numerous triumphs throughout many years of practice which focuses on mass tort and class action litigation, medical malpractice, construction litigation, products liability, defamation (including a case on behalf of a major sports figure), and civil rights.  In just one of his many successful legal endeavors, Mr. McHugh, along with James E. Beasley, Sr., obtained a $907 million verdict in 1999 against then-fugitive Ira Einhorn for his murder of Holly Maddux.  Together with James Beasley, Mr. McHugh tried a number of cases ending in substantial verdicts or settlements for their clients.  On his own, Mr. McHugh has secured seven and eight-figure recoveries by way of both verdicts and settlements, including one of the highest confidential settlements in the history of Philadelphia.  The streak of multi-million dollar successes has continued and now includes recoveries on behalf of hundreds of clients from pharmaceutical giants, such as Eli Lilly and Bayer.  Recently, Mr. McHugh was responsible for retaining and developing a vital expert who testified in a recent New Jersey Vioxx trial, McDarby, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc.  The trial resulted in a verdict for a Vioxx victim of 4.5 million dollars in compensatory damages and 9 million dollars in punitive damages.  Jim handled Vioxx cases since its recall and was interviewed and quoted extensively on the subject (by Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer and more).  Both Jim and partner, Ramon Lopez, have been involved in verdicts and settlements in the nine figures as well as many verdicts and settlements in the seven and eight figures for individual cases. Recoveries include $907 million in Philadelphia county and $700 million in federal court for Zyprexa, and recent recoveries for Yaz/Yasmin.

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Educational Background:

  • After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law

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