Michael A. Hughes Associate

Phone: (608) 663-1888
Fax: (608) 663-1889
Assistant Name: Leah Watson
Assistant Phone: (608) 663-1882
Michael has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation matters in federal and state court at both the trial and appellate level. He has handled complex contract and trade secret disputes, medical malpractice, product liability, environmental and regulatory actions as well as land use, municipal and zoning disputes.

Prior to joining Chilton Yambert Porter, Michael was an associate at a large Madison law firm and a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas K. Moore, Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas & St. John Division.

Practice Areas

Appellate & Legal Issues, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Practice, Environmental Law, General Negligence, Insurance Coverage, Labor & Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Municipal Law, Products Liability, Professional Negligence, Real Estate Law, Regulatory, Toxic Tort Law, Trade Secrets & Non-Disclosure Agreements, Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • Federal Court of Appeals
  • State of Wisconsin (2003)
  • U.S. District Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands


  • J.D. American University Washington College of Law, 2001
  • M.A. American University School of International Service, 2001
  • B.A. Dartmouth College, 1993

Professional Affiliations

  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Gilda's Club of Madison, Board of Directors


  • Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey (Wisconsin Section) (ABA Publishing 2009)