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About McHugh & McHugh

Our Team

Our Team

Steve McHugh attended law school in Honolulu Hawaii, and for the past three decades, has achieved outstanding results in and out of the courtroom against individuals, insurance companies and big corporations. He has represented clients injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, auto defects, unsafe premises and other dangerous conditions and products. He is aggressive, knowledgeable and works hard to achieve the best results possible for his clients.

Prior to law school Steve provided executive protection through the Gavin de Becker Company, where he was involved in investigations of civil and criminal matters, he also worked in risk management and retail crime at Burns International in Honolulu HI, and while in law school he interned for the state prosecutor's office in Honolulu. In his spare time, he enjoys archery, photography, history.

Debra McHugh was born in Alberta, Canada and attended law school in Honolulu Hawaii. Active in the Lake Tahoe community, she focuses on personal attention to her clients legal needs. Debra is accessible and believes that it is important to understand the client’s situation and goals. She is licensed to practice law in California, Hawaii and the federal courts.

Before attending law school Debra was a schoolteacher in Calgary, Alberta. She now volunteers her time as President of Sober Grad Night, as Secretary for Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation, and volunteers as a mentor to high school seniors applying to college.

How are we different?

Our representation is aggressive and diligent, and we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients throughout their cases with regular communication, training and skill. We are not just a catchy name and phone number that connects to a big law firm in Southern California or Las Vegas. We are a local law firm that has served the Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Gardnerville and Reno areas for over 20 years. We are committed to working hard for our clients making our community a safer place.