Peter M. Hughes: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Peter M. Hughes

Of Counsel
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Employment & Labor
  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability & Services
  • Transportation
  • United Kingdom
  • Construction
Contact InfoTelephone: 619.881.3315
Fax: 619.321.6201
University University of San Diego, B.B.A., 1984
Law SchoolUniversity of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1988, California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Memberships & Affiliations

American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Association Of Southern California Defense Attorneys
San Diego Defense Lawyers
San Diego County Bar Association


Peter Hughes is an experienced trial attorney with more than 24 years in the defense of civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience in civil litigation with an emphasis in the defense of transportation, general liability and casualty, construction, product liability, professional liability and services, commercial and business litigation and employment matters. Peter has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict. He lectures extensively and advises and provides training to insurance companies, third-party administrators, commercial clients and industry groups. Before joining Wilson Elser, Peter had a smaller practice dedicated to the defense of civil litigation matters.

Peter is known for providing exceptional legal services with early, accurate liability and damage assessments, predictability in fees and costs, efficient case management plans, focused discovery and prompt resolution. Although clients appreciate Peter's focused and reasoned approach to meeting their goal of prompt conflict resolution, they take great comfort in knowing that Peter never waivers or hesitates when they choose to go to trial.

Awards & Distinctions

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Certified Litigation Management Professional, Litigation Management Institute, Columbia Law School
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2012 - 2014


Harassment: A California Perspective
March 13, 2013


Wilson Elser Partners Named 2013 Top Lawyers in San Diego
March 18, 2013

Trial Attorney Peter Hughes Joins Wilson Elser's San Diego Office
February 26, 2013 (Also at San Diego Office)


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Office Information

Peter M. Hughes

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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