James B. McHugh
For nearly 20 years, Jim McHugh has practiced law with a particular focus on nursing home abuse and neglect. His success in representing the wrongfully injured is the result of his extensive knowledge and experience in the field of personal injury law.
Mr. McHugh received his undergraduate degree in Education and his Masters Degree in Education Administration from the University of South Florida. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 where he graduated first in his class.
Previously, he was associated for seventeen years with the well-known firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., where his primary practice was on litigating nursing home cases. Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., Jim taught third and sixth grades for four years.
Jim is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Florida Justice Association.
Mr. McHugh’s current practice is in the area of nursing home abuse, toxic torts, and selected class action cases. Jim has supervised and litigated thousands of nursing home cases, hundreds valued in excess of $1,000,000. His firm currently has filed cases in nine states. In addition to practicing law, Mr. McHugh has served as a board member for a retirement home, as well as for a crisis pregnancy center and, if he has any time, enjoys reading to pre-school children in local child care centers.