J. (“Jay”) P. Hughes, Jr.

J. P. “Jay” Hughes, Jr. is a partner of Hughes Brown, PLLC. Raised in South Louisiana, Mr. Hughes is a conscientious lawyer who has been practicing in the area of complex litigation since 1991. Mr. Hughes earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1991, with a semester spent at Downing College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the State and United States District Courts in the States of Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Mr. Hughes’ experience and practice involves FLSA employment actions, business disputes, maritime litigation, explosions and fires, catastrophic injuries and environmental torts.

Jay has been married for over 20 years, and has a daughter. He and his wife are active in public education and they were jointly awarded Citizen of the Year for 2012 by the Oxford School District. He has also served on the Board of the Whirlpool Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship, as well as being a City Alderman and serving on the board of directors for several corporations.

Nicholas S. Brown

Nicholas practices in the areas of real estate; transactional/business law; estate and probate matters; and civil litigation. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Mississippi in real estate and insurance, summa cum laude, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the State and United States District Courts in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Nicholas is past-president and charter member of the Oxford–Ole Miss Rotary Club and past-president of the Tri-County Young Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Lafayette County Literary Council. Nicholas and his wife are members of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

At Hughes Brown, our practical philosophy is simple: we solve problems. We are a family-oriented law practice with a distinguished reputation for having litigated at all local, state and federal Court and Appeals Court levels.  We have a very qualified team of associates and network of national law firms to meet any trial or litigation requirements.  Our skilled and aggressive pursuit of cases is unmatched in the region.  Our firm provides clients with unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment, along with the highest level of legal representation.

With experience representing everyone from corporations to individuals, we do not confine our practice into any traditional box. We pride ourselves on client access, with whom we share our varied body of legal knowledge. This combination allows us to go the extra mile for our clients and solve problems.

We are proudly a small firm, but we regularly accomplish more in one day than other comparable firms accomplish in a week. Delay is never an objective or excuse. Our drive, initiative and tenacious work ethic stem directly from our relationship with our clients; we do not see them as files or numbers, but rather we see their problems as our problems and we are committed to fixing them.

We have represented home owners and Fortune 100 companies. We do everything from abstracts to title examinations, real estate closings to contracts, complex litigation to employment law, historic preservation to deeds and estates.