Hughes and Nunn
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Practice Areas


Admiralty and Maritime Law

Our admiralty clients are involved in all aspects of the shipping industry. We provide legal services to a wide range of industry participants including:

  • Insurers (liability, hull and cargo)
  • P & I Clubs
  • Port authorities
  • Shipbuilders
  • Ship owners
  • Cargo owners
  • Charterers
  • Lenders

Learn more about our Admiralty and Maritime legal services or please contact William Hughes, Of Counsel.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes. Alternative avenues of dispute resolution have become increasingly important. ADR techniques primarily include negotiation, mediation and arbitration. We understand the ADR process and will work with you to minimize disputes and avoid unnecessary litigation whenever possible.

For more information about our ADR practice contact Randall Nunn.

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Appellate Practice

Our firm has extensive experience successfully representing clients in state and federal appellate courts. Because we are involved with the case from its inception, our attorneys are able to:

  • preserve appellate rights during trial
  • evaluate the likelihood of success on appeal
  • manage all aspects of the appellate process
  • achieve results when seeking extraordinary relief
  • prepare effective appellate briefs
  • present cogent oral argument
  • seek or oppose review in the Supreme Court

For more information about our Appellate Practice contact Randall Nunn or Ken Purviance.

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Civil Trial Practice

We pride ourselves on avoiding the cost and stress of litigation whenever possible. However, when litigation is the best choice, we will provide proficient, zealous representation in the courtroom. Our attorneys have extensive experience in state, federal and appellate courts. We will identify critical issues and focus litigation decisions on risk and cost containment.

For more information about our Civil Trial practice contact Randall Nunn or Ken Purviance.

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Insurance Coverage

We provide comprehensive legal advice to a number of national and international insurers on coverage issues that arise out of third party and first party insurance policies, including commercial general liability (CGL) policies, excess and umbrella policies, wrap-up policies, owner controlled insurance programs (OCIP), homeowner’s policies and automobile policies.

For more information about our Insurance Coverage practice contact Randall Nunn or Ken Purviance.

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Insurance Litigation

We specialize in defending insurance companies in “bad faith” and other types of insurance disputes from pre-litigation counseling to arbitrations and complex trials. We represent national and international insurance firms. We have prepared hundreds of cases for trial and consistently obtain favorable results when trial is actually necessary. Our litigation team has extensive experience in state, federal and appellate courts.

We have represented insurance brokers and agents in state and federal cases involving various types of insurance policies. We have extensive experience defending brokers and agents in negligence, misrepresentation, contractual and bad faith actions. We have developed a deep understanding of the insurance industry and insurance law as it relates to brokers and agents.

For more information about our Insurance Litigation practice contact Randall Nunn or Ken Purviance.

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