Kevin F. McHugh has served the City since October of 1990. He is currently the primary litigator in all cases alleging police brutality, and provides ongoing advice and education to both the Police and Fire Departments. In addition, he litigates in State and Federal Court when City officials or management are named as Defendants. Attorney McHugh is well-versed in civil rights and equal protection laws, including sexual harassment, affirmative action, and discrimination based on sex, race, national origin, and age. His experience and knowledge guide the City’s hiring, promotion and disciplinary practices.
Among the many hats Mr. McHugh has worn, are counsel to the Providence Board of Licenses, Liquor Control Board, and advisor to the administration. Before obtaining his law degree, he spent sixteen years teaching English and communications to students in local high schools and at Fisher Junior College.
In addition to his degree from New England School of Law, he earned both a B.A. and an M.A.T. in education from Rhode Island College. A perpetual learner, he also obtained a Sixth Year Diploma from the University of Connecticut.
Attorney McHugh spends many weekends visiting his sons in New York City. His days as a teacher are likely responsible for his mild-mannered and unflappable demeanor.