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Boston & Hughes, P.C.

8584 Katy Freeway, Suite 310, Houston, Texas 77024

Established: 1991

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Professional 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

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Medical Liability Trust

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Personnel Information

Shareholder


James R. Boston, Jr.

Houston, TX

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," 2008-2018; The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2018; 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

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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