Hugh specializes in the representation of manufacturers of motor vehicles, machinery, chemicals and consumer products. He has successfully tried over 130 jury trials in courts throughout Ohio and in many other states. He lists among his successes several of the most significant automotive product's liability cases tried in the last 20 years.

In addition to trial work, Hugh also represents manufacturers before the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and other administrative agencies. In that capacity he has formulated and managed nationwide corrective action campaigns.

Hugh is a Sustaining Member of the Products Liability Advisory Council. He has lectured on products liability issues to engineering students at The Ohio State University and executives at the European School of Management and Technology, Schloß Gracht.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, since 2011

Recognized as a Best Lawyer 2022, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Commercial Litigation

Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Community & Professional


Product Liability Advisory Council


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.




J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1978

B.A., Northwestern University, 1975


  • State of Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2002
  • State of Kentucky, 2003
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