John J. Hughes

Professional Experience

John J. Hughes joined the Bertine, Hufnagel firm in 2001. His practice is focused on litigation involving trust and estate issues; real estate disputes (including landlord/tenant cases); and other contested commercial matters.  When he is not zealously advocating in court on behalf of his clients, Mr. Hughes represents both corporate and individual clients in the drafting and negotiation of real estate contracts, leases and construction contracts.

Published and Reported Cases

Mr. Hughes has successfully handled numerous civil and criminal appeals.  His published and reported cases include: Mo v. Rosen, 983 N.Y.S.2d  867 (2nd Dept. 014);  WPA Acquisition Corp. v. Lynch, 920 N.Y.S.2d 223 (2nd Dept. 2011); In re Hyra, 916 N.Y.S.2d 207 (2nd Dept. 2011); In re Ernestine R., 916 N.Y.S.2d 407 (2nd Dept. 2009); People v. Basak, 712 N.Y.S.2d 877 (2nd Dept. 2000); and People v. Jones, 696 N.Y.S.2d 902 (2nd Dept. 1999)


  • New York
  • California
  • Arizona
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York      


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • Nyack College, B.S., Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association Member, Judicial Screening Committee
John J Hughes
700 White Plains Road
Suite 237
Scarsdale, New York 10583
P: (914) 472-7700 ext.104
F:(914) 472-1946