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Boston & Hughes, P.C.
8584 Katy Freeway
Suite 310
Houston, Texas 77024Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 713-961-1122
Fax: 713-965-0883
E-Mail: admin@bostonhughes.com
www.bostonhughes.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1991

Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
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About Us
Boston & Hughes, P.C. is a defense firm with a civil trial and appellate practice that focuses on litigation. The firm's practice has traditionally emphasized the defense of physicians and healthcare institutions in cases involving alleged medical negligence. The attorneys at Boston & Hughes have successfully defended hospitals, medical schools, professional associations and physicians from a variety of medical disciplines. The firm's attorneys are also available to assist physicians, healthcare providers, insurance companies, individuals and corporate entities in the areas of appellate law, employment law, intellectual property law, products liability defense, professional malpractice/negligence, general liability and commercial disputes.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Catholic Health InitiativesFarmers Insurance Exchange
Hamlin & Burton Liability ManagementIntermed Insurance Company
Lancet Indemnity Risk Retention GroupManaged Care Indemnity, Inc.
MedMal Direct Insurance CompanySafeco Insurance
Texas Medical Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Baylor College of MedicineTexas Medical Liability Trust
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Personnel Information
Shareholder
James R. Boston, Jr.
Houston, TX
E-Mail:jboston@bostonhughes.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1983
Additional Biographical Details:
Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Medical Malpractice - Defendants - Houston, 2014 & 2016; "Texas Super Lawyer," 2008-2017; The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2017; Texas' Best Lawyers; Houston's Top Lawyers
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Pro Bono College of State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Tyler Junior College, A.A. (cum laude), 1977
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1979
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1958
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Associates
Matthew B. E. Hughes
Houston, TX
E-Mail:mhughes@bostonhughes.com
Web Site:www.bostonhughes.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1993
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Certifications:
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • The University of Texas, B.B.A., 1988
  • University of Houston, J.D., 1991
Born:1964
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Gary A. Sommer
Houston, TX
Web Site:www.bostonhughes.com
Admitted
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2015
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Education:
  • South Dakota State University, B.S., 1983
  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1994
Military:
U.S. Navy JAGC, 1989-1993
Born:1961
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Melissa A. Khan
Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Tulsa, B.A., 1999
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, M.A., 2002
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 2003
Born:1976
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