“I believe that by sweating the small details today, we set ourselves up for success tomorrow.”
Hugh is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, appellate, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), representing individuals and private clients.
Hugh sees litigation and dispute resolution as an opportunity to help a client, whether through litigation or settlement, solve difficult problems. In order to help a client realize their goals, Hugh works to develop and hone arguments and strategies that will allow the client to achieve a favorable result.
Hugh happily dedicates most of his free time to his two small children. When not taking the kids to the park or working on arts and crafts projects, Hugh makes time for a few hobbies., Hugh is an avid runner, who often competes in marathons, and a passable home cook.
Prior to joining Obermayer, Hugh served as a law clerk for the Hon. Christy Criswell Wiegand of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA, where he gained extensive experience in drafting orders and opinions in civil and criminal matters, including dispositive motions, preliminary injunctions, class certification, discovery disputes, motions in limine, jury instructions, and voir dire. Hugh also participated in civil and criminal jury trials, preliminary injunction hearings, and class certification hearings.
Hugh graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served as Business and Operations Manager, and Research Editor of the university’s Law Review, earning three CALI awards for the highest grade in legislation and regulation; legal writing; and conflict of laws.
While pursuing his B.A., Hugh was on the varsity crew team of Trinity College. He was also a varsity letter winner for 3 years and was on the All NESCAC Academic Team.