Thomas M. Hughes

Thomas M. Hughes is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience practicing in the areas of employee benefits and business law. He helps clients with pension, profit sharing, 401(k) and employee stock ownership (ESOP) plans. He assists with health and welfare programs, including multi-employer and other collectively bargained plans and related employee benefits programs.

Tom frequently serves as a neutral on employee benefit matters in family law cases. He is retained by attorneys, accountants and insurers for his expertise on complex benefit issues, including fiduciary liability, funding and administrative problems.

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J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1985
B.A., Business Mgmt; University of St. Thomas, 1981

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1985
United States District Court, District of MN, 1985
United States Tax Court, 1985

Professional Affiliations:
American Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
MSBA Employee Benefits & Family Law Sections
ESOP Association
National Center for Employee Ownership
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Rated “AV“ (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell

Jenny Laing


Jenny began working with Thomas M. Hughes, Ltd. in November 2017. Prior to joining Thomas M. Hughes, Ltd., Jenny worked for the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.


Debbie Dorr


Debbie started with Thomas M. Hughes, Ltd in June of 2015. Prior to joining Thomas M. Hughes, Ltd, Debbie spent several years working in Law firms whose client base included both individuals and business groups.