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HAVILAND HUGHES is a boutique litigation firm with a national practice based in the Philadelphia area, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The firm was founded in 2006 when Don Haviland joined his friend and colleague, Rob Hughes, to build a firm uniquely focused on serving the needs of diverse clients who require help with complex legal problems, often brought on by more powerful forces.

The firm has grown in size and number over the years, leading to its expansion into the Lehigh Valley in PA, and central and southern NJ. Our main offices are in Ambler, Pennsylvania, with satellite offices in center city Philadelphia and Atlantic City, NJ.

Haviland Hughes lawyers – "Philadelphia lawyers" all – have experience and expertise in developing novel legal theories and innovative approaches to addressing complex legal and economic issues that require sophisticated litigation strategies. Such efforts have led to groundbreaking and record-setting verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers are routinely recognized for their individual professional accomplishments, being named by their legal peers as among the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania through the annual vote of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

The firm concentrates its practice in the field of complex commercial, consumer and class action litigation, but is often engaged to consult with clients on risk management, strategic planning, and dispute resolution. Over the past twelve years, the firm has earned a national reputation for tough, zealous advocacy leading to fair, practical resolutions for clients borne out of its substantial verdicts and settlements, precedential decisions, and timely resolutions of client concerns.






Mr. Haviland concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial and class action litigation, including antitrust, consumer protection, product liability and privacy litigation. Mr. Haviland has been involved in numerous complex commercial trials and settlements that have resulted in multi‑million and billion dollar awards for his clients.

Mr. Haviland received a B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1987, magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in a number of state and federal courts as part of his national practice.

Mr. Haviland has been practicing in the area of complex commercial and class action litigation for the last 26 years. He began his career with the renowned class action litigation advocate and scholar, Herbert B. Newberg, the author of the seminal treatise, Newberg on Class Actions. Before founding Haviland Hughes, Mr. Haviland was a partner at a nationally recognized complex litigation/class action law firm where he participated in dozens of successfully litigated class action cases and trials.

Donald E. Haviland




On April 6, 2017, Haviland Hughes filed the first and only lawsuit in the country concerning the unconscionable prices of the prescription drug, Acthar, on behalf of private payors. The cost of the drug skyrocketed from $40 in 2001 to over $40,000 today!  Read More



On March 23, 2018, Haviland Hughes filed its first lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. The case was brought on behalf of Lehigh County along with the District Attorney of Lehigh County, James Martin.  Read More



Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to building and construction trades, associations, corporations, public entities and non-profits. 

Acument Global Technologies

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Board of Education, Harlem Consolidated School District #122

City of Marietta, Georgia

City of Rockford, Illinois  

Dakota City, Nebraska

Delaware Valley Healthcare Coalition  

Disorb, Inc.

Dustin's Bar-B-Q, Inc.  

Duryea Technologies

Furniture Solutions & Resources  

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542

Helicopter Spares, Inc.

Keystone Supply Company

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania  

Limerick Carpet & Flooring, Inc.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Pennsylvania Employee Benefits Trust Fund 

Pergamon Corporation

Plumbers Union Local No. 690 Health Plan  

Professional Flooring Co., Inc.

Renu Electronics, Inc.

Restoration Station

Rose Line, Inc.

S4 Worldwide

Salmons Industries, Inc. a/t/a Millie Switch

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local No. 40

Solaris Health System

Teach Solais LP

Tomlinson Management, LLC

Unequal Technologies Inc.  

United Association Local Union No. 322 Health & Welfare Fund

USBenefits Insurance Services, LLC

Washington County Public Schools