Heidi K. Hugo is a Partner in the firm. She currently specializes in construction defect litigation, representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers in litigation involving major, multi-million dollar commercial projects, as well as in single-family home developments, and anything in between.
Ms. Hugo has a background in insurance coverage litigation, having provided coverage opinions to insurers under virtually all types of policies. She has litigated declaratory relief, bad faith, and agents and brokers actions, as well as various other insurance contract disputes on behalf of both policyholders and insurers in all state and federal courts in California.
Ms. Hugo also has handled a variety of other litigation, ranging from disputes between individuals to defense of major corporations.
Ms. Hugo graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, cum laude, in 1982, with a major in economics. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, cum laude, in 1986.
Ms. Hugo’s professional affiliations include Queen’s Bench Bar Association, of which she was President in 1999; Litigation Counsel of America, of which she has been a Fellow since 2009; and Claims and Litigation Management, of which she has been a Member since 2019.
State of California, 1986
United States District Court, Northern District
United States District Court, Southern District
United States District Court, Central District
United States District Court, Eastern District
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Bachelor of Arts – Economics, cum laude, June 1982
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 1986