Leslie McHugh started her professional career in the field of nursing. She became a licensed registered nurse in 1980, and worked for five years in three prestigious Boston-based hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital, both of which are major teaching affiliates of the Harvard Medical School, the latter also maintaining a significant affiliation with the world renowned Joslin Diabetes Clinic. She also worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Tufts Medical School.Throughout law school, Ms. McHugh worked with a firm involved with plaintiff’s medical malpractice litigation. Her experience and familiarity with medical issues and the health care system provided a solid basis for her work which included performing intake interviews and evaluations of new cases, preparing witnesses and drafting pleadings. Following graduation from law school, Ms McHugh continued to forge a career which focused heavily on medical and health care litigation, becoming involved in the defense of two major pharmaceutical companies (i.e. Merrell Dow and Burroughs Wellcome) in DES products liability litigation. Ms. McHugh also managed the defense of medical malpractice cases, and medical products liability, including contact lenses, breast implants, and L-Tryptophan, the latter two being “mass tort litigation.” Ms. McHugh continues to handle professional malpractice including the defense of attorneys, accountants and health professionals, as well as having extensive experience handling general liability, construction accidents and other premises liability, and litigation.
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York - Doctor of Jurisprudence
Union College, Schenectady, New York - B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude