Over 50 Years of experience

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New Jersey Supreme Court-Certified Attorney
  • Senior Associate
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     Lee J. Hughes graduated from LaSalle College in 1983 cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. In 1986, he graduated from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.

     Mr. Hughes was admitted to the practice of law in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1986. He first clerked and then worked as an Associate with the law firm of Falciani & Fletcher in Woodbury, New Jersey. In 1990, he joined the firm of Mazzoni & Marcolongo, in Vineland, New Jersey as an Associate and then became a Partner with that firm. In 2000, Mr. Hughes was a founding Partner in the law firm of Rone, Hughes & Kowalski located in Milmay and Ventnor, New Jersey. After leaving that practice and working as a solo practitioner for a brief period of time he joined the firm of Gruccio Pepper De Santo & Ruth, PA.

     Mr. Hughes is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, a Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association as well as a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Bar for the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey.

     Mr. Hughes’ practice centers around Civil and Criminal Trial work with a focus on personal injury, worker’s compensation, criminal and municipal court work.

     Mr. Hughes has appeared as trial counsel in all of the Superior Courts in the State of New Jersey and all of the Municipal Courts in Southern New Jersey. He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney since 2000.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986