Kevin J. Hughes

Kevin J. Hughes

Of Counsel
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Kevin has extensive experience in healthcare and education matters, having represented healthcare providers and educational institutions in almost all legal issues presented to them for more than fifty years. He also has represented financial institutions in most areas of commercial activity and handles corporate and general business matters. Kevin's litigated cases have involved constitutional and civil rights, contracts, discrimination based on age or gender, sexual harassment, non compete covenants in employment and sale of business, fraud, construction defect, teacher tenure, punitive damages, federal and state Administrative Procedures Act, and various business agreements, including business formation, partnership accounting, unreasonable executive compensation, franchise, computer technology, product distribution, bank liability, secured transactions, healthcare antitrust, physician privileges, healthcare fraud and abuse, healthcare self referral, and shareholder derivative rights. Kevin also counsels clients on means of avoiding litigation while achieving their legitimate business interests.

Areas of Practice

  • Healthcare Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial & Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1962
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1963
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1976


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • LL.B. - 1962
  • St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1958

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV-Rating
  • Leading American Attorney
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • The National Registry of Who's Who

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Section Member and Founding Member: Health Law
  • Stearns/Benton Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Chapter Member: Fraud and Abuse; Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Regent, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, 1976-1985, 1976 - 1985
  • United Way of St. Cloud Area, Founder and Former Board Member
  • St. Cloud Area YMCA, Former Board Member
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation, President, Board of Directors and Founding Member
  • St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
  • Bremer Bank, Former Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Walter Rogosheske, Minnesota Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1962 - 1963
  • U. S. Army, Military Police, Second Lieutenant, 1959 - 1965
  • Attorney General's Office, Minnesota, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1970 - 1973