Hugh is admitted to practice in Virginia and Texas. His practice emphasizes commercial and business litigation including contract disputes, business torts, employment law, intellectual property, construction litigation, and shareholder and partnership disputes.
Hugh earned a B.A. in Economics, with distinction, from the Virginia Military Institute in 1980. In 1983, he earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Natural Resources Law and was a member of the Raven Society.Hugh is a past President of the Richmond Bar Association, and he currently serves as President of the Virginia Bar Association.
Hugh has been named by his peers in Best Lawyers in America in four categories, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation. He has been named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite each year since 2003 and in the Virginia Super Lawyers list each year since its inception. Hugh is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
Hugh, his wife Renee and their three children live in Richmond. Hugh has coached his children in youth league sports and enjoys hunting, golf and tennis. He is a past president of the Innsbrook Rotary Club, VMI Club of Richmond and the VMI Alumni Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the VMI Foundation and is serving as Vice President - Fund Raising, 2012-present.