Jason L. Hughes

Principal


Email Address: jhughes@germer.com

Phone: 409.654.6700

Location: Beaumont Office

Overview

Jason L. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University in 1993. Jason started his career as an Officer with the Beaumont, Texas Police Department and was promoted to Detective, assigned to the Special Crimes Unit in 1998. Jason’s extensive background in criminal investigations affords him unique expertise in case investigation and development. Jason earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) in 2006. Jason was on the Dean’s Honor List and received the Phi Delta Phi Highest Grade Awards in Civil Procedure, Evidence and Criminal Trial Advocacy. He also received the Judge Bert Tunks Scholarship Award and the Garland Walker Alumni Association Scholarship Award. Upon graduation from law school, Jason began his legal career with GERMER in 2007. Jason is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2012 – 2017, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine. He was also recognized as “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer Magazine in September 2011. Jason is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel and Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and Jefferson County Bar Association. Jason also served on the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect from 2009 – 2015.

Jason primarily practices in the areas of personal injury defense, products liability defense, premises liability defense and family law.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 2007

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2007
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas

Education

  • Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law)
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2006
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – 1993

Recognitions and Honors

  • Texas Lawyer Magazine’s featured Appellate Lawyer of the Week, September 19, 2011
  • “Texas Rising Star” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2012 – 2016

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Section of the Jefferson County Bar Association

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star ( 2012 – 2017 )
  • “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer Magazine ( September 2011 )

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained a judgment in excess of $200,000.00 in a breach of lease agreement and successfully defended the judgment on appeal in Thomas J. Sibley, P.C. v. Brentwood Inv. Development Co., L.P., 356 S.W.3d 659 (Tex. App.-El Paso 2011, pet. denied).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of Parkdale Mall in a premises liability slip and fall suit and successfully defended the summary judgment on appeal in Wilson v. CBL/Parkdale Mall GP, LLC, No. 09-12-00566-CV (Tex.App.–Beaumont May 9, 2013, no pet.) (not designated for publication), 2013 WL 1932834.
  • Representative Clients:
    • AIG
    • Altech Inspection Services, Inc.
    • Atlantic Scaffolding Company
    • CBL & Associates Management, Inc.
    • ERMC II, L.P.
    • ERMC III Property Management Company, LLC
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    • Livesports, LLC
    • Parkdale Mall CMBS, LLC
    • Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
    • Rowan Companies, Inc.
    • Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • State Farm
    • Sutherland’s Lumber Beaumont, L.P.

Civic Involvement

  • Administrative Board Committee Member, Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont, Texas
  • Finance Committee Member, Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont, Texas
  • City of Beaumont Teen Court Volunteer

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
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