Mary Beth Hughes
Mary Beth focuses her practice in the area of worker's compensation law, including litigating Wisconsin worker's compensation cases and counseling employers on issues related to health and safety, accommodating disabilities and other employment-related decisions following a work injury.
Mary Beth works with employers to aggressively defend workers’ compensation claims and strategically manage both small and large cases to a positive conclusion. Her experience includes representing employers and insurance carriers on a large variety of cases by performing a comprehensive analysis, trying cases to administrative law judges, and representing clients on appeal before the Labor and Industry Review Commission, Circuit Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She counsels employers throughout the work injury process, designing and executing creative strategies to prevent litigation and reduce costs, investigating injuries, advising on employment decisions and more. Mary Beth’s experience also includes representing entities paying workers’ compensation benefits in third-party Circuit Court and District Court matters, including preparing pleadings, making court appearances, and participating in mediations.