Alex Hughes is a trial lawyer based in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alex also represents oilfield workers injured on the job.
The grandson of immigrants, Alex learned from a young age the value of hard work and treating people fairly. His drive to fight for people who need help led him to join the Army after graduating from the University of New Mexico magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science. While in the Army, Alex deployed to Mosul, Iraq with the First Cavalry Division and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge for his service leading a motorized rifle platoon in counterinsurgency operations.
After leaving the Army as a Captain, Alex attended the University of Texas School of Law. In law school, he received the highest grade in Torts, was the Texas Law Review’s inaugural Managing Online Content Editor, won national and intramural mock trial competitions, and was a member of the Order of Barristers before graduating with honors and going on to clerk for a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
After several years working for major international law firms—time that included handling lawsuits worth millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars, having a client presidentially pardoned, conducting investigations around the world, and defending clients against government investigations and prosecutions—Alex felt called to once again serve those who need help protecting their rights and holding wrongdoers accountable and became a personal injury attorney.
Alex believes that knowing your enemy is vital to waging a successful battle, whether in war or in court. And what better way to know your enemy than by working with them? Alex uses the perspective he gained representing large corporations along with his ability to thrive in high-stakes, high-pressure environments to help secure the best possible results by being a champion for his clients.
In 2020, Alex was elected a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor only extended to the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys. He was selected for the inaugural Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch list and as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2021.
Alex has proudly represented various clients pro bono, including veterans, asylum seekers, and a disabled ice skater who was reinstated by a governing organization as a result of Alex’s efforts.
When he’s not working, Alex enjoys watching sports (especially the Texas Longhorns, Juventus F.C., and the UFC), writing, target shooting, doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and hanging out with his fiancée Orla and their bulldog Floyd “Money” Maywoofer.