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Mr. Pugh has represented defendants in a wide range of criminal trials involving charges that range from white collar felonies and misdemeanors to inner city street and gang crimes. His legal work and philanthropy have been featured in publications like The Chicago Tribune and The Windy City Times. He values a legal practice that is focused on relentlessly working for the well-being and dignity of his clients while at the same time valuing relationships with all the parties involved in a criminal case. He has litigated successfully in diverse contexts, from well-publicized cases in large urban settings to cases in small downstate Illinois counties.
His practice focuses on criminal law, trial practice, appellate practice, attorney discipline, professional practices, and criminal defense, and he has been named by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in criminal defense law since 2007.
He is a volunteer at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Step Up Women's Network, which is dedicated to the advancement of women and girls.
Year of Birth: 1967
Law School: DePaul University, J.D., 1997
Undergraduate School: Florida Atlantic University, B.S., political science, 1993
Breen, Pugh & Associates, 1997-present
Jenner & Block LLP
Summer Associate, 1996
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Step Up Women's Network
Shine and Dine Benefit Host Committee, August 2011
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading Lawyer in felony and misdemeanor criminal defense law, 2007-present
"Plea Bargaining Strategies/Sentencing Issues — Roundtable Discussion," panelist, The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 7, 2011