Why Is It Important to Hire an Experienced Trial Attorney?
Do you need an experienced criminal defense or personal injury attorney
to represent you? Retain an attorney who is willing and prepared to take
your case to trial. I have
extensive trial experience. I aggressively advocate for the rights of my clients and approach every
case by developing a strategy designed to achieve a favorable jury verdict.
Approach to Case Preparation
I do not wait to start preparing for trial after the case fails to settle.
I prepare for trial as soon as I take the case. I believe that the case
foundation needs to be developed very early in the process to be successful.
No case is won without laying the proper foundation, which involves:
- Extensive review of the evidence
- Thorough investigation of the facts and witnesses involved in the case
- An aggressive discovery and pretrial motion strategy
Focused on Client Needs
17 years of experience and I am constantly implementing new strategies and tactics that I have
learned from many years of litigating cases. My "fight first"
method involves vigorous case preparation and analysis. My firm
accepts a limited number of cases so as to totally focus attention on my clients' legal matters.
I strive to be loyal to my clients and work to create relationships with
each person I represent. When you hire me as your lawyer, I take that
very personally and feel a deep responsibility to protect your rights
and advocate on your behalf. I run a low-volume practice because I value
the relationships with my clients.
When taking on a case, I am
passionate about assisting my client with a unique approach and goal in mind. I am
a warrior who fights relentlessly for my clients. I want to do the best
possible job on each case and I consistently work toward achieving results
that satisfy my clients.
About Attorney Michael R. Hughes
In 2006, I attended
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. This is an intense one-month program that focuses on psychodrama and
trial skills at Gerry Spence's ranch outside of Dubois, Wyoming. It
is the premier training program for trial lawyers who only represent the
injured and the accused. America's greatest and most dedicated trial
lawyers have trained at the college over the last 20 years.
In addition to constantly honing my skills as a trial lawyer, I am also
very street smart and intuitive. When I take on a case, I use an
aggressive approach and work relentlessly to protect my clients' rights and interests.
Also, I am straightforward and direct with my clients — no BS, no
smoke blown up your backside and no complicated "attorney speak."
former adjunct professor of criminal law and procedure, I can break down legal issues in an easy-to-understand
way. I also love to share stories and have become an animated storyteller.
My latest adventure into the literary world is a fictional trilogy about
the dark side of the United States drug policy over the last 30 years.
Retain My Firm Today
If you need assistance with a legal matter, contact my firm to set up a
conference. When you retain my services, you will experience
a different kind of lawyer who will fight for you. In addition to Oregon, I am licensed to practice
in Minnesota and Nebraska.