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William R. Hughes Jr. - Council Bluffs, IA

300 West BroadwaySuite 175 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Updated: 05/27/2021

Council Bluffs Products Liability Lawyer


Over the past 36 years my practice has been focused in large part on products liability, environmental tort litigation, and insurance defense. My products liability defense includes popcorn litigation, consumer products, auto and tire manufacturers, children's products and clothing, agricultural machinery, agricultural chemicals, and seed companies. My environmental tort litigation includes representation of more than 40 companies as defendants in asbestos litigation...

About William R. Hughes Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Environmental Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Education Law

Representative Cases

  • Collier v. Swede, L.L.C., 777 N.W.2d 129 (Iowa App. 2009)
  • In re Marriage of Wallace, 711 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa App. 2006)
  • Scott v. General Cas. Ins. Co., 662 N.W.2d 373 (Iowa App. 2003)
  • Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 435 F.Supp.2d 936 (N.D. Iowa 2006)
  • Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrance, 240 F.R.D. 431 (N.D. Iowa 2007)
  • Grovijohn v. Virjon, Inc., 643 N.W.2d 200 (Iowa 2002)
  • Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 389 F.Supp.2d 1080 (N.D. Iowa 2005)
  • Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2007 WL 1959103 (N.D. Iowa July 3, 2007)
  • Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422161 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006)
  • Kuiper v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422058 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006)
  • Daughetee v. CHR Hansen, Inc., 2011 WL 1043504 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 17, 2011)
  • Fox v. Page, 545 N.W.2d 281 (Iowa 1996)
  • Lakin v. Richards Farm Ltd., 862 N.W.2d 414 (Iowa Ct. App. January 28, 2015)
  • In re Marriage of Schmadeke, 856 N.W.2d (Iowa Ct. App. August 13, 2014)
  • Stewart v. Foster Wheeler (Johnson County, Iowa; No. LACV066388)
  • Estate of Tobin v. Huffman (Fremont County, Iowa; No. LACV022841/Mills County, Iowa; LACV021944)
  • Gies, et al. v. Corning Cmnty Sch, et al. (US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; No. 1:03-cv-40070/1:04-cv-40001)
  • USA v. Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs, et al. (US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; No. 1:05-cv-00030)
  • Fender v. Bayer Corporation, et al. (US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; No. 1:09-cv-00024)
  • Wiese, et al. v. Legend Air Suspensions, Inc. (US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; No. 4:10-cv-00455)


Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1980
  • Nebraska, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association (Member)
  • Southwest Iowa Bar Association (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association (Member)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys, Member


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Member, 1978 - 1979
  • Drake University, 1973
  • University of Iowa, 1970
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1985

Office Information


300 West BroadwaySuite 175 Council Bluffs, IA 51503


  • (712) 322-6243

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