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Dog bites or other animal-caused injuries can be very serious. Our attorney has represented numerous clients that have been injured. We work hard for our clients to attain compensation for their injuries. Let us help you navigate the personal injury law so you can heal and move on.
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Although Colin has advised and represented employers in the past (which gives him a unique and balanced perspective), he currently exclusively represents individual plaintiffs in employment and other civil cases. He also has experience in many types of civil litigation matters such as personal injury cases, slip and fall issues, and animal-related injuries such as dog bites.
- Super Lawyers 2023 WA Rising Stars List
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- Super Lawyers 2021 WA Rising Stars List
- Accomplished & Under 40 Award 2021 – Vancouver Business Journal
- Super Lawyers 2020 WA Rising Stars List
Thank you Colin.
– Steve • Employment Law Client
At McHugh Law, we look forward to the day that our clients can move on from some of the worst experiences of their lives and know that they are better off from working with us.
He currently exclusively represents individual plaintiffs in employment law and personal injury law civil cases.
I seek justice for my clients and empower them through the law.
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Mr. McHugh represented an employee of a Ridgefield equestrian center who was terminated when he informed his employer that he was in the hospital for a heart condition. On behalf of the employee, Mr. McHugh sued the barn and its owners for disability discrimination and retaliation.
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At McHugh Law, we are always looking for ways to catch harassers “red-handed” or in the act of harassing. Text messages, emails, videos, photos, and other “receipts” are crucial to catching sexual harassment or a hostile work environment. Although your memory and testimony alone is evidence of sexual harassment…
In 2019, the Washington legislature enacted a statute, what is now RCW 49.62, to guide the enforceability of non-competes in the employment context. This law came into effect January 1, 2020. Since the law was enacted, there have been some cases that now interpret the law and clarify its application. However, some questions still remain. Below…
I am often asked what “counts” as sexual harassment in the workplace. As a sexual harassment attorney, and a frequent litigator of sexual harassment cases in Washington and Oregon, I am constantly learning about new behaviors that qualify as sexual harassment, because harassers are always…
Antisemitism in the Workplace: What Counts as Race or Religious Discrimination Against Jewish People at Work?
Antisemitism, or anti-Jewish hate, is something that unfortunately many Jewish folks have to deal with in their daily lives. Despite strong protections against discrimination against Jewish folks, instances of antisemitism are on the rise. According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation…
I am pregnant and I am working in Washington State. What rights do I have as a pregnant or expecting parent at my job? In Washington, parents have a number of rights related to pregnancy and parental leave. Washington has a patchwork of laws that protects pregnancy…
I am being sexually harassed at work, what should I do?
I am being harassed at work. Can I record conversations with my harasser?
I am pregnant and I am considering taking medical leave and getting accommodations for my pregnancy. What should I do?
I was just injured in a car accident. What should I do?
I was bitten by a dog but the person that owns the dog has no money. What should I do?
Just because the owner of the dog may not have any money does not mean you don’t have a case. It is possible that the owner of the dog, or the owner of the building where the dog was kept, or the community wherein the dog lives has “deep pockets” or has an insurance policy that could cover the cost of your treatment as well as compensate you for your pain and suffering. If this happens to you, don’t give up, call an attorney experienced in tracking down money or insurance policies that cover these types of injuries.
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