After many successful years of practicing law at a local firm, Charles C. Hughes helped establish the law firm in 1997. Mr. Hughes had already gained extensive experience in representing clients throughout the State of Illinois. In 1998, Carl J. Tenney joined the firm as a partner. In 2017, Samuel Postlewait also joined the firm as a partner.

The law firm of Hughes, Tenney & Postlewait, L.L.C. provides a wide range of services to its diverse clientele, but they concentrate in the defense of insured clients.

Mr. Hughes has extensive experience in litigation relating to commercial litigation, personal injury, defense of physicians, and other various health care providers. Mr. Hughes graduated law school from Drake University. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and to practice before the U.S. District Court of Central and Southern Illinois as well as the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has appeared pro hac vice in several jurisdictions.

Mr. Hughes has been acknowledged for his accomplishments by a variety of civic and professional organizations which include being recognized as an AV peer rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and an Advisory Committee member of the Illinois Leading Lawyers. In addition to those accomplishments, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America, a member of Illinois Defense Council (I.D.C.) and the International Association of Defense Counsel (I.A.D.C.). Mr. Hughes has also received the Chicago Lawyer "Top Lawyers in Illinois" designation for a number of years and recognized as an "Illinois Superlawyer."

Mr. Tenney has extensive experience with insurance defense, corporate matters and estate planning. Mr. Tenney graduated law school from Southern Illinois University. He is licensed to practice in Illinois. Over the past ten years, he has frequently acted as an arbitrator most commonly in the resolution of motor vehicle claims.

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