Jason L. Hughes, Principal

                        Jason L. Hughes

409.654.6700
Beaumont Office

Jason L. Hughes is a native of Beaumont, Texas.  He graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1993.   After graduation, Jason started his career as a patrolman, then detective with the Beaumont, Texas Police Department.  Jason’s extensive background in criminal investigations affords him unique expertise in case investigation and development.  Jason received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2006.  While in law school, 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.  After leaving the police force 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 Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas.  He was recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 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 serves as an appointed member of the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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

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

  • South Texas College of Law
    • Juris Doctor - 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 - 2017

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
  • Appointed Member of the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

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:
    • Altech Inspection Services, Inc.
    • Atlantic Scaffolding Company
    • Chartis Insurance
    • CBL & Associates Management, Inc.
    • ERMC II, L.P.
    • ERMC III Property Management Company, LLC
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    • Parkdale Mall, LLC
    • Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
    • Rowan Companies, Inc.
    • Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • 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

Contact Information

Email Address:
Phone:
409.654.6700
Location:
Beaumont Office