Cozen O’Connor: Hughes, Kevin J.

Kevin J. Hughes

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2739

(215) 701-2439

Kevin J. Hughes serves as co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery Department, and is chair of the department’s Atlantic and Northeast regional offices. Kevin joined the firm in September, 1987 and has successfully litigated and tried cases throughout the United States in both state and federal court. He concentrates his practice in the prosecution of complex property damage claims arising out of fires, explosions, mechanical failures and structural collapses. Kevin is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Board of Directors and also serves on the firm’s management committee. 

He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Villanova University in 1984 and his law degree from Villanova School of Law in 1987.

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Member Kevin J. Hughes Named Vice Chair of Subrogation Department

March 18, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Kevin J. Hughes Named Vice Chair of Subrogation Department

Publications

50 State Survey of Measure of Damages For Injury to Real and Personal Property [Jurisdictions Comparative Chart]

June 28, 2012

50 State Survey of Measure of Damages For Injury to Real and Personal Property - Jurisdictions Comparative Chart - This chart provides a general overview of the case law addressing the measure of damages for property damage in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

Washoe Drive Wildfire [Subrogation and Recovery Alert]

January 23, 2012

Washoe Drive Wildfire - Subrogation and Recovery Alert -

Priority of Rights of Recovery Relating To Deductibles [Jurisdictions Comparative Chart]

July 19, 2011

Priority of Rights of Recovery Relating To Deductibles - Jurisdictions Comparative Chart - A common inquiry is whether the “first monies” principles in many states likewise control the distribution of deductibles (either property or
automobile). Many states have statutes or insurance regulations that control the distribution of automobile deductibles, and in some cases, confusingly, those statutes or regulations conflict with the law relating to “first monies” in property losses.

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Ask the Tough Questions [Subrogation and Recovery Checklist]

March 08, 2010

Ask the Tough Questions - Subrogation and Recovery Checklist - 1 page. This document contains a checklist of questions to ask the expert, witnesses, and yourself when evaluating a claim.

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Chinese Drywall Litigation [Subrogation Whitepaper]

July 09, 2009

Chinese Drywall Litigation - Subrogation Whitepaper - In a prior Alert, Defective Drywall: The Not‐So‐Great Wall of China1, we discussed the reported problems with Chinese‐manufactured drywall (“Chinese drywall”). This whitepaper provides an overview of pending litigation
arising out of the issues associated with Chinese drywall. From 2004 through 2006, the housing boom and rebuilding efforts necessitated by various hurricanes led to a shortage of construction materials. As a result, U.S. builders and suppliers

Summer 2008 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

July 01, 2008

Summer 2008 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer -

How to Select and Properly Use Experts [Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations -]

January 13, 2006

How to Select and Properly Use Experts - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations - - 15 pgs total. Outline headings: What Kind Of Expert Might You Need; What Is The Purpose Of The Expert; What Should Be The General Criteria For The Retention Of A Particular Expert -- The Qualities Of A Good Expert; What Expert Should Be Selected -- The Specific Criteria -- The Qualifications Of A Good Expert; Who Should Select The Expert; Cost.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Cozen O'Connor Richmond Subrogation Seminar

May 07, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Villanova University, B.S., 1984

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2019

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association