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Jennifer A. McHugh

McHugh, Jennifer 8x10 LJenny practices primarily in the firm’s litigation department, with a focus on public entity and public employee liability, civil rights, law enforcement liability, employment-related litigation, sexual harassment and discrimination-related litigation, probate litigation, and commercial litigation. She regularly practices in both state and federal courts at the pretrial, trial, and appellate stages of litigation.


Jenny also  actively practices in the areas of employment and education law.  She represents employers concerning compliance with various laws, defends school districts in special education proceedings, and defends employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in litigation and before administrative agencies, including the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jenny prepares employee handbooks and policies for employers, conducts workplace and Title IX investigations, and advises employers on compliance-related issues involving employment law.


Every year since 2014, Jenny has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”  She also holds an “AV Preeminent” rating through Martindale Hubbell.


Jenny is the Chair of the Toledo Bar Association’s Public Law Committee, and a past Co-Chair of the organization’s Young Lawyers Committee.  She is a graduate of Leadership Toledo, Class of 2014, and she served on the Leadership Toledo Board of Trustees for 6 years, including a term as Board President.  Jenny is a board member with Read for Literacy and an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Toledo.  Jenny speaks and presents on matters related to litigation, employment, and education law, and has taught Special Education Law to graduate students at Lourdes University.


A native of northwest Ohio, Jenny graduated from Arlington High School and continued her education at Heidelberg College and the University of Toledo College of Law.




Leadership Toledo Board of Trustees (Member, 2014-2020; President, 2016-2017)


Leadership Toledo, Class of 2014


Read for Literacy, Board Member (2019-present)


Kiwanis Club of Toledo


* Board Member (2012-2018)
* Program Committee Co-Chair (2016-Present)
* Member (2012-Present)


Ohio School Boards Association’s Council of School Board Attorneys


Ohio State Bar Association


Toledo Bar Association


* Public Law Committee, Chair (2019-present)
* Law-Related School Education Committee (2015-present)
* Young Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair (2012-2014)


Toledo Women’s Bar Association


900 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604



Heidelberg College (B.A. 2006, summa cum laude)
University of Toledo (J.D. 2009, with honors)
University of Toledo Law Review, Assistant Executive Editor


Bar Admissions
All Ohio Courts
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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