Floyd J. Dugas

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Milford, Connecticut

Berchem Moses PC
Floyd J. Dugas
Berchem Moses PC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, State, Local & Municipal

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1986

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Berchem Moses PC

75 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460 Phone: 203-783-1200 Email: Floyd J. Dugas Visit website


Floyd J. Dugas, Senior Partner with Berchem Moses PC, heads up the firm’s Municipal Labor & Employment practice. He represents towns, cities and boards of education throughout Connecticut, often as General Counsel. Mr. Dugas is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Education Law departments. He represents both private and public sector employers.

Among his many accomplishments, Attorney Dugas successfully defended the West Haven Board of Education against the first ever claim in this state for education malpractice.  He also was among the first attorneys in recent years to secure wage freezes, step freezes and major insurance plan redesigns in interest arbitration on behalf of school districts we represent.  He has appeared before the State Supreme Court on other municipal labor matters.  He has represented employers in literally hundreds of arbitrations and in wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation. 

Attorney Dugas is an arbitrator on the State of Connecticut Department of Education Panel of Arbitrators, and is Chair of the Personnel and Benefits Committee of the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center of Greater Waterbury, Inc.  He regularly lectures on labor, employment and education law topics and is a regular presenter at CABE’s annual negotiation seminar. He has presented at the National School Board Association Conference in San Francisco on the topic of School Reform, and in San Diego and San Antonio on the topic of school safety.  He is a member and past president of the Connecticut Counsel of School Attorneys and is a member of the National Council of School Board Attorneys.  Attorney Dugas is rated as AV Preeminent by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell, its highest designation, and has been recognized by Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers since 2014. Since 2018, he has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, and in 2022 he received the coveted “Lawyer of the Year ” designation for Labor Law – Management.  Additionally, Attorney Dugas was the recipient of The Connecticut Law Tribune's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 which recognizes lawyers who have “left a lasting imprint on the legal community of Connecticut.” 

First Admitted: 1986, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.berchemmoses.com/Attorneys/Floyd-J-Dugas.shtml

Representative Clients:
  • Towns of Madison, Trumbull and Westport, Boards of education of Trumbull, Milford, West Haven, Groton, Newtown, Windsor Lock, New Haven, Ansonia , Connecticut; Cox Radio, Inc.
Educational Background:
  • University of ConnecticutB.S.  Honors: cum laude, 1981
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Corporate, Commercial, Labor and Employment Law Sections, Member, 1986
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1989
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice President, Secretary, 1991
  • American Bar Association, Corporate, Commercial and Labor and Employment Law Sections, Member
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys, Member
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council, Member (Past President)
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Arbitration Panel, Management Arbitrator
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Article, Stimulus Related Whistleblowing: More Red Tape for Connecticut's Municipalities or a Legitimate Protection of Public Funds?, Connecticut Lawyer, 2009
  • “Lawyer of the Year ” for Labor Law – Management, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognizes lawyers who have “left a lasting imprint on the legal community of Connecticut.” , Lifetime Achievement Award, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 2022
  • Highest designation, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV® Preeminent™
  • Labor Law-Management, Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report
Industry Groups:
  • Education
  • Municipal
  • Private

Office location for Floyd J. Dugas

75 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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