Hughes Becomes Partner at Zager, Fuchs, PC in Red Bank

Posted on March 18, 2014 By

Joseph G. Hughes, West Long Branch, was recently named a full partner in the law firm of Zager Fuchs P.C., 238 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. Hughes’ areas of practice include personal injury, worker’s compensation and disability; municipal court defense; wills and estates; appellate advocacy; general litigation; business formations, real estate closings and contract review.

Before joining Zager Fuchs, Hughes was an attorney at a law firm in North Brunswick where he tried cases in Superior Court, the Division of Workers Compensation, Social Security, and Municipal Court; and he presented oral argument in the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

In 2014, Hughes was certified by the Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has also been an instructor for the National Business Institute since 2013, teaching a course to other lawyers about New Jersey statutes that affect liability and legal ethics.

Hughes received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in 1983 from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, where he was named a Duns Scotus Scholar*. He received his J.D. (Juris Doctor) from Brooklyn Law School in 1986 and served as a law clerk in New York Supreme Court in Queens County.

Hughes also graduated from the Joseph Halpern/David Furman Inns of Court (AIC)** in 1999 and has served as a mentor to teach young lawyers how to try cases, be an effective advocate and how to practice in an ethical manner.

He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1989 and was admitted to the United States District Court. Hughes is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar and the Middlesex County Bar. He also serves as a civil arbitrator in Middlesex County Superior Court.

Hughes has served as a member and chairman of the Environmental Commission of his hometown of West Long Branch. He is a volunteer board member for the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, a nonprofit organization that engages in public service activities, such as youth education; raising money for charities; and promoting jazz, blues and other forms of music indigenous to New Jersey.

For more information, contact Hughes at 732- 747-3700 or email him at

*Election to membership in the Duns Scotus Society is based on high scholastic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, evidence of loyalty to the ideals and spirit of St. Francis College

**American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills, and professionalism. (Wikipedia)