John Hugo helps businesses across the United States solve their most critical litigation problems. Drawing on more than 20 years of courtroom experience, John handles high-stakes state and federal cases involving products, asbestos, food and beverage, professional liability, infectious disease counseling and litigation, COVID-19, and maritime claims.
John is skilled in creating strategies that resolve litigation with minimal impact on business reputations, resources, and operations. As national coordinating counsel for various companies, he develops defense themes, prepares corporate and expert witnesses, tries cases, and handles settlement negotiations. In addition, John often counsels clients on internal contracts and policies and procedures that will strengthen their position in future cases.
John has served as assistant national counsel for a variety of companies involved in asbestos litigation, and has been instrumental in developing defenses, experts, and trial strategy. He is a member of national trial teams and has defended clients in courts throughout the United States. As a result, many of his clients have seen a decrease in their indemnity costs and pending cases.
A flexible thinker, John believes there is no single avenue to achieving client goals. To ensure that strategies and outcomes match expectations, he stresses frequent communication throughout every case, and ensures that clients have all the facts they need to make appropriate decisions.
John's broad array of clients includes food service providers, equipment manufacturers, real estate developers, construction companies, licensed professionals, retailers, and other professional corporations.