Adams & Graham, L.L.P. - Business

Law Office of
Adams & Graham, L.L.P.

134 East Van Buren Avenue
Suite 301
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-428-7495
Fax: 956-428-2954
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Roger Wade Hughes

Roger Wade Hughes

Harlingen, Texas

Roger Wade Hughes is a partner in the firm of Adams & Graham, L.L.P. He practices primarily in the areas of:

  • State and Federal Civil Appeals
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • Professional Malpractice

Mr. Hughes leads the firm's appeals division. For over 25 years, Mr. Hughes has represented a variety of clients in civil appeals in state and federal court. The cases appealed include legal and medical malpractice, federal civil rights violations, construction contract disputes, and product liability litigation. He is Board Certified in civil appellate law and is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel Amicus Curiae Committee. Mr. Hughes' trial practice focuses on defense of personal injury claims, professional malpractice cases, commercial disputes and federal civil rights litigation. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. After law school, he served four years as a JAGC in the United States Army in Germany and Virginia. Prior to law school, Mr. Hughes received a B.A from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas. He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Litigation & Appeals
  • 20% Insurance Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Ethical Issues in Appellate Practice," A DEFENSE LAWYER'S GUIDE TO APPELLATE PRACTICE, DRI Defense Library Series, 2004
  • Legalese in the Age of IM (Instant Messaging), The Appellate Advocate Vol. XVIII, Summer, 2006
  • "The Tentative Draft of the Restatement (Third) of Liability Insurance: How Could It Affect Texas Insurance Law?", Journal of Texas Insruance Law, vol. 14 (Fall 2016)
  • "Candor to the Appellate Tribunal: Check Your Attitude", For the Defense, November , 2008
  • "Whistleblower and Other Retaliation Claims: Update 2012", Suing and Defending Govermental Entities Seminar (Austin, Texas, July 27,2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow Member, College of State Bar of Texas
  • TADC's Founder Award
  • Exemplary Legal Writing Honor by The Green Bag Almanac & Reader (Jan. 2008)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Member, 2009-Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee, 2005-Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Practice Section, Section Council Member, 1998-2001
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Member
  • Cameron County Bar Association, President, 2007-2008

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Captain, JAGC, 1978 - 1982


  • Spanish

At the Law Offices of Adams & Graham, L.L.P., our attorneys represent clients in Harlingen, Texas, as well as other communities in the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend area of South Texas, including Brownsville, Raymondville, McAllen, Edinburg, Rio Grande City, Laredo, Alice and Corpus Christi. We also serve clients in other communities in Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, Webb County, Zapata County, Nueces County, Jim Wells County, Jim Hogg County, Starr County, Brooks County and Duval County.