Jackie Terry Hughes is a partner at HWG, and an experienced litigator and advisor to major corporations on risk management and prevention.

Jackie works closely with companies to help mitigate risk and keep employees safe through effective insurance strategies, contracting, policy drafting, and accident trending and analytics.


Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences/Consumer Health

Jackie has spent over a decade partnering with an international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company. In this role, Jackie oversees claims and litigation in the US, UK and the Republic of Ireland, and works key stakeholders in these jurisdictions to manage and reduce the possibility of reputational risk associated with claims and litigation. She works collaboratively with the in-house counsel to reduce costs, mitigate litigation through conclusion all while controlling legal expenditure.


Corporate Fleet Safety

Jackie has significant experience helping companies address fleet safety issues with a focus on fleet risk mitigation. She counsels clients regarding effective fleet safety policies and the enforcement of those policies, and works closely with fleet accident management vendors to identify trends and reduce risk. Jackie also has assisted in the management and resolution of catastrophic fleet litigation matters and organization with risk mitigation strategies.


Litigation and Compliance

Jackie has defended pharmaceutical companies, medical device entities, furniture, propane, building products and automotive manufactures in federal and state courts. She has tried cases and argued appeals. Jackie has also been apart of the catastrophic event team. She has experience managing internal investigations and engaging with regulators on product safety issues.


Jackie is a firm believer in managing claims and litigation offensively in a cost effective and realistic manner. She partners with her clients to make the best strategic decision when facing a challenge.


Prior to joining HWG, Jackie founded JTH LAW, a boutique firm focused on risk management and litigation. Prior to that she was a partner at an AMLAW 100 law firm. She is active in the North Carolina community and recently served as the Co-Chair of Wake Invests in Women.