Chris Hug is a partner focused exclusively on dispute resolution, whether in classic litigation or in arbitration and/or mediation contexts.
First, he focuses in both federal and state court. Typically, these disputes are contract-based and also involve system failure analysis, manufacturing and/or processing defects, external environmental issues, financial disputes, creditors' rights, and other matters typically involving multiple experts. Mr. Hug's more recent experiences include software/hardware installation and maintenance contracts, manufacturing defects, boiler design and installation, wastewater treatment plant disputes, foreclosure, and lender liability defense.
For many years, Mr. Hug’s practice has also focused on resolution of construction disputes. His experience includes, for example, nuclear decommisioning-related litigation, laboratory construction, school construction, deep rock tunnelling, hurricane related damages, landfill closures, and commercial construction disputes.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Hug has had an active probate litigation caseload. The matters largely focus on representing institutions in a fiduciary capacity, but he has also represented beneficiaries, both individuals and institutions, in a variety of litigation cases involving will contests, instrument interpretation disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, accounting disputes, and conservatorship appointments. Mr. Hug participated as a member of the Connecticut Probate Practice Book Advisory Committee and assisted in drafting the new Rules of Practice for Connecticut Probate Courts, approved by the Connecticut Supreme Court on November 7, 2012, and effective July 1, 2013. He has appeared as a panel member describing and explaining the new rules to the Connecticut Bar Association and industry groups. Mr. Hug has taught fiduciary administration as an adjunct professor of law at Western New England University School of Law since 2007.