Kevin J. Hughes

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2739

(215) 701-2439

Recent News:

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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.

Publications

Hurricane Harvey Litigation Update: Conflicting Opinions Spur Trial on Damages and Appeal [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Jason Schulze, Stephen Halbeisen, Jake Skaggs Elliott Feldman and Kevin Hughes discuss the status of the litigation arising out of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Houston on August 25, 2017,

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

June 05, 2020

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.

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

July 19, 2018

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.

Washoe Drive Wildfire [Subrogation and Recovery Alert]

January 23, 2012

Washoe Drive Wildfire - Subrogation and Recovery Alert -

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

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
  • 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