Hughes Law Office, under the leadership of John Hughes, has been providing highly personalized legal counsel and vigorous advocacy to clients throughout South Dakota and Nebraska for more than 35 years.

Our law firm represents parties who have sustained injuries through the carelessness and negligence of others through car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, and wrongful death as the result of injury or medical negligence, product liability or legal malpractice.

Hughes Law Office has a solid reputation for extensive client interaction to truly meet the needs of the client in order to optimize settlement. We are highly respected by legal professionals across the country for our integrity and philosophy in the practice of law. Our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and understands that each client and case is unique and has varied needs to be considered and fought for under every avenue available according to the law.

We work with our clients so they understand their rights and the legal process. We determine what available sources of recovery there are, including applicable insurance policies they might not be aware of.

It is our job to value your case, including property damage and physical injuries. Attorney Hughes has more than two decades experience working on medical malpractice cases and uses that knowledge to expertly present your case to the insurance defense.

We boldly defend our client’s rights. We fight for our clients and do not back down until you are satisfied and confident with the results.

Attorney, John Hughes is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and legal expertise. This is a highly distinguished rating by fellow legal advocates.

Nichole Matzen brings a wealth of paralegal experience to our firm. Nichole has a vast knowledge and expertise of legal concepts and procedures. She works under and is supervised by John Hughes, who is an active member of the State Bar of South Dakota.

If you are in need of legal assistance, contact us for a consultation. You will have a compassionate team in the office and aggressive representation for your case. We specialize in personal injury legal proceedings, and we can help you. Don’t wait.


Personal Injury

In an instant, an injury can change your life. The cost of medical care associated with treating personal injuries can be extreme.

Auto Accidents

Hughes Law Office has recovered millions of dollars for injured parties, and their families, affected by traumatic automobile accidents.

Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle injuries can be extremely traumatic and devastating, often causing head injuries that could lead to traumatic brain injuries.


Unplanned pregnancy? Not sure what to do next? We are your advocates and are here to help you through the process.

Business Law

Hughes Law Office has provided numerous small businesses and entrepreneurs with a full range of start-up assistance.

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is devastating, particularly where the death occurs due to wrongdoing or carelessness.

Civil Litigation

The death of a loved one is devastating, particularly where the death occurs due to wrongdoing or carelessness.

Great people to work with! I would encourage any and all who need an attorney to choose them. My case took years to finally get into court and it was handled very professionally. Because of my experience with them they are my go-to attorneys.
5 Stars


Hughes Law Office aims to provide our clients with excellent legal counsel and advocacy in a setting of trust, dignity, comfort, and convenience with thoughtful adherence to enduring values.

Seeking Justice For The Injured

Where do I start? The Hughes Law Firm gave me hope when I had exhausted all other efforts to resolve a work issue. Their entire team is professional, kind, and so knowledgeable. They kept me informed, were fair, and had faith in me and what I was trying to accomplish. A lot of people just hear your problems; they actually listen. I cannot thank them enough. We all want to be the change we wish to see in the world, and they actually help accomplish that change.
5 Stars