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Husch Blackwell LLP

Bill Hughes is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Services Team and has expertise in all aspects of construction and public contract law. Bill represents construction managers and prime and subcontractors, on construction issues, including the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts. He has extensive experience in the award, protest, and litigation of competitively bid and publicly awarded contracts, and he counsels federal contractors on all aspects of government contracts including the Federal Acquisition Regulations, audits, bids, changes, costs, claims, intellectual property rights, terminations and negotiations. He also has extensive arbitration and litigation experience representing clients in recovering damages or defending against claims on both private and public contracts.

As a former U.S. Government attorney, Bill is one of the few Wisconsin attorneys with the experience necessary to represent clients in matters involving federal contract law.


George Washington University, LL.M. in Government Procurement, with highest honors
Marquette University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S., distinguished graduate


State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Awards & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™
Wisconsin Procurement Institute Mentoring Award (2010) – for dedication and commitment to the development of the federal contracting community
U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Contact William Hughes
Title Partner
Company Husch Blackwell LLP
Address 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone (414) 978-5301