Laura C. McHugh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Duggan Law Corporation
 | 641 Fulton Avenue, Suite 200A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-550-5309
Fax: 916-404-5900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Laura C. McHugh is a shareholder and partner with the Duggan Law Corporation in Sacramento, California. A highly rated attorney with 23 years of legal experience, Ms. McHugh focuses her practice primarily on labor and employment law and defending the rights of employers facing litigation for matters involving discrimination, harassment, overtime and wage disputes, class actions, and other serious work-related grievances.

Regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. McHugh also counsels business owners, corporate managers and other professionals in all areas of employment law to help them remain in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations in an effort to reduce their risks and liability. Along with her notable success as a litigator, she has achieved equal success serving as mediator and arbitrator for hearing and administrative proceedings before California and federal employment boards.  She has argued before the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal in cases that have resulted in precedential, published decisions.

Ms. McHugh graduated magna cum laude in 1989 from University of California at Santa Barbara, and she earned recognition for her thesis work through the school's senior honors program. She then attended Santa Clara University School of Law, serving as editor for the Santa Clara Law Review before obtaining her Juris Doctor in 1995.

The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before all of California's U.S. District Courts, the Supreme Court of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also serves pro hac vice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and Arizona.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. McHugh is a member of Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, the Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Bar Association Employment Law Section. She is also a founding member of WomenUp, an organization devoted to mentoring and inspiring professional women in the greater Sacramento area.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018

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About Laura McHugh

Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.duggan-law.com/Our-Team/Laura-C-Mchugh.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 10% of Labor and Employment Lawyers by Lawyers of Distinction, 2017, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • DRI, Member

    , 2018
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, pro hac vice
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Up, Sacramento, Founding Member
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, pro hac vice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Santa Clara Law Review, Editor

Educational Background:

  • University of California, B.A., magna cum laude, Honors: Senior Honors Program, Communications Alumni Council, Founding Member

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Restaurants
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
Office Location for Laura C. McHugh

641 Fulton Avenue
Suite 200A
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-550-5309

Fax: 916-404-5900

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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