Ken Hughes

D: 713.588.0889


2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 1520

Houston, Texas 77019

Ken Hughes


During his twenty-five year career, Ken has successfully represented clients in the following types of cases:  antitrust, confidentiality and non-compete litigation, contract, defamation, discrimination, fraud, injunctions, intellectual property, securities, and wrongful termination.   Ken has obtained over fifty substantial verdicts, arbitration awards, settlements or take-nothing judgments.


After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987, Ken joined Vinson & Elkins’ Business Litigation Group, where he focused on defending companies.  At Glickman & Hughes, he expanded the focus of his practice to include significant employment matters. 

Areas of Practice Where Ken Has Represented Clients

  • Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Discrimination and Wrongful termination
  • Contract Disputes
  • Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information
  • Unfair Competition
  • Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act Litigation
  • Fraud and Securities Fraud Litigation
  • Defamation and Business Disparagement
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Employment Discrimination Litigation
  • Negotiation and Review of Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements
  • Executive Compensation
  • Disputes between business owners including partnerships and shareholders

Representative Cases

  • Bado Equipment Co. v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 814 S.W.2d 464 (Tex. App. -- Houston, [14th Dist.] 1991)
  • Zimmelman v. Harris County, 819 S.W.2d 178, 182 (Tex. App. Houston – [1st Dist.] 1991)
  • First City - Houston N.A. v. Gnat Robot Corp., 813 S.W.2d 230 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1991)
  • Laura Lynn Lewis v. Penthouse International, Ltd., 825 F. Supp. 131 (S.D. Tex. 1992)
  • Admiral Insurance Company v. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co., 848 S.W.2d 251 (Tex. App. -- Fort Worth 1993)
  • Luxenberg v. Marshall, 835 S.W.2d 136 (Tex. App. -- Dallas 1992)
  • J.D. Weatherly v. Deloitte & Touche, 905 S.W.2d 642 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1995)
  • Matthew T. Monroe, M.D. v. AMI Hospitals of Texas, Inc., 877 F. Supp. 1022 (S.D. Tex. 1994)
  • Wellington Funding and Business Consultants, Inc. v. Continental Grain Co., 686 N.Y.S.2d 1 (1st Dist. 1999)
  • David L. Aldridge Co. v. Microsoft Corp., 995 F.Supp. 728 (S.D. Tex. 1998)
  • Noble Drilling Co. v. Fulton, 2001 W.L. 224739 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2001)
  • Dresser-Rand Company v. Virtual Automation, Inc., et al., 361 F.3d 831 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • Reach Group, LLC v. Angelina Group, 173 S.W.3d 834, 837 (Tex. App.—14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.)
  • Garfield v. Simplified Development Corp., 2008 WL 399343 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no pet.)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991


  • J.D. The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas,
  • Law Journal: American Journal of Criminal Law, 1984 - 1985
  • B.B.A. University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1984
  • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • "Proving Complex Damage Claims in Commercial Litigation", The Advocate, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1990
  • "Litigation Between a Business and its Owners", University of Houston Continuing Legal Education, 1992
  • "Special Issues in Suing Foreign Manufacturers", State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1993
  • "Recent Trends in Business Tort Lawsuits", Advanced Civil Litigation, University of Houston, 1996
  • "Legal Ethics in Employment Law", Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, 1997
  • "Legal Ethics In Employment Law", Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, 2005
  • "Evaluating Cases from the Plaintiff's Perspective", University of Texas Annual Conference on Employment Law, 2003-2006
  • “Developing Trial Themes,” Texas Bar Advanced Employment Law Course, 2012
  • “Wrongful Discharge Claims,” South Texas College of Law Symposium on Whistleblowers, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2012

Professional Activities, Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, 2000 - Present
  • President, Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, 2000 - 2001

Ken is frequently asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, The University of Texas School of Law, The University of Houston School of Law, and South Texas College of Law. Mr. Hughes speaks on a number of topics including legal ethics, business litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property, international litigation, and others. 

Community Involvement

  • Inprint, Advisory Board
  • Houston Achievement Place, Advisory Board