Areas of Practice


  • Business Litigation
  • Wrongful Death & Personal Injury
  • Fraud Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) Litigation
  • Defamation Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Claims
  • Non-Compete Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation

Brandon W. McHugh Attorney

Attorney Bio

Brandon W. McHugh us an associate attorney with our firm.  His practice includes business litigation, wrongful death & person injury, commercial torts, fraud litigation, oil and gas litigation, and general litigation.

Mr. McHugh is a native of Summit County, Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Mr. McHugh graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law where he received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for obtaining the highest grades in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Basic and Incorporated Business Associations, Torts, and Contracts I courses.  While at Akron Law, Mr. McHugh refined his oral and written advocacy skills as a member of the Evidence Team for the Akron Law Chapter of the Moot Court Honor Society.  Mr. McHugh also served as an Associate Editor for the Akron Law Review.

Mr. McHugh was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2017, where he scored in the 100th percentile on the Ohio Bar Examination, and is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Ohio.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Stark County Bar Association, 2017 – present
  • Member, Akron Bar Association, 2017 – present
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 2018 – present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2018 – present
  • Member, Ohio Association for Justice, 2018 – present
  • Member, Stark County Association for Justice, 2019 – present

Recognition and Awards

  • Finished in the One Hundredth Percentile on the Ohio State Bar Exam.
  • Graduated in the Top Five of the University of Akron School of Law, Spring 2017 Graduating Class.

Community and Civic Associations

  • Member of the Logistical Board, Orchard NEO
  • Member, Christ Community Chapel

Reported Decisions

  • Abington Emerson Capital, LLC v. Landash Corporation, S.D.Ohio No. 2:17CV0143, 2019 WL 3521649 (Aug. 2, 2019)
  • Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College & Conservatory, et al., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Lorain Cty. No. 17CV193761, 2019 WL 7556252 (June 27, 2019)
  • Aljaberi v. Neurocare Center, Inc., Ohio App. 5th Dist. Stark No. 2018CA00154, 2019-Ohio-2181
  • Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College & Conservatory, et al., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Lorain Cty. No. 17CV193761, 19 N.W.P.I.Lit.Rpts. 267, 2019 WL 4273719 (May 8, 2019)
  • Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College & Conservatory, et al., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Lorain Cty. No. 17CV193761, 2019 WL 7556250 (Apr. 22, 2019)
  • Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College & Conservatory, et al., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Lorain Cty. No. 17CV193761, 2019 WL 7556255 (Apr. 05, 2019)
  • Martell v. Martell, 155 Ohio St.3d 1413, 2019-Ohio-1205, 120 N.E.3d 31
  • Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College & Conservatory, et al., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Lorain Cty. No. 17CV193761, 2018 WL 10245981 (Dec. 07, 2018)
  • Harley v. Ostrander, Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Cuyahoga No. CV-2017-884619, 2018 WL 7199369 (Dec. 8, 2018)
  • Abington Emerson Capital, LLC v. Adkins, S.D.Ohio No. 2:17CV0143, 2018 WL 4771526 (Oct. 3, 2018), on recons. in part, 2018 WL 6427683 (Dec. 7, 2018)
  • Hoover Kacyon, LLC v. Martell, 2018-Ohio-4928, 125 N.E.3d 265 (Ohio App. 5th Dist.)
  • Bortz v. Freedom USA, Inc., Ohio Ct. Cmn. Pleas, Summit Cty. No. CV 2017 06 2566, 2017 WL 7803769 (Dec. 6, 2017)

Admissions & Education

ADMISSIONS

  • The Bar of the State of Ohio, 2017 – present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2017 – present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2017 – present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2018 – present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2018 – present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2020 – present

EDUCATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Litigation Certificate, Summa Cum Laude, December 2016

Honors & Activities:

  • Akron Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Brooklyn Law School Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, Participant
  • Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s List, 2013-2016

Cali Excellence for the Future Awards for Highest Grade in Class:

› Basic Business Associations

› Civil Procedure I & II

› Constitutional Law I & II

› Contracts I

› Corporations

› Criminal Law

› Expert Evidence

› Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure

› Legal Research & Writing I

› Payment Systems & Negotiable Instruments

› Legal Ethics

› Remedies

› Torts

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude, December 2010
Major: Political Science

Honors & Activities:

  • Dean’s List, 2008-2010