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John A. (Tony) McHugh

Fax: (206) 957-7008

Tony is a trial attorney with more than 25 years experience in insurance coverage disputes and complex tort lawsuits involving professional E&O exposures, products liability and food contamination claims, construction defect cases, and business torts. He has represented doctors, engineers, bankers, contractors, and executives in large dollar cases.

His current practice includes specialty lines of insurance; additional insured coverage; advertising injury and personal injury liability coverage; bad faith litigation; broker liability; builder’s risk coverage; commercial general liability (CGL) insurance; commercial property insurance; contractor liability coverage; cyber-risk coverage; directors and officers (D&O) coverage; employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) coverage; errors & omissions (E&O) coverage; excess and umbrella coverage; and professional liability coverage.

Tony has broad experience representing insurers and policyholders. He cut his teeth handling personal lines claims and graduated to defending multi-million dollar bad faith exposures. He also served as regional outside counsel for a major CGL insurer, providing coverage advice on claims in Washington, California, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. For the past 10 years, Tony has spent a substantial portion of his time representing property carriers insuring commercial risks and providing guidance on business interruption claims and extra expense losses.

He is an active member of the state bars of Washington, Oregon, and Florida. He is also admitted to numerous federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tony was born in Brooklyn, went to law school in Washington, D.C., and lived in Chicago and Los Angeles before moving 20 years ago to Seattle. He now counts himself a Northwest native. Tony and his wife Carol have three children. They enjoy gardening, antique-hunting, bicycling, camping, and taking walks in the woods. Tony also plays poker and chess.

He has published and regularly lectures on insurance coverage / bad faith issues.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Fordham University College of Philosophy & Letters, B.A., English & Philosophy

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Associations & Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • The Florida Bar
  • King County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington

Publications & Presentations

  • Lecturer, Insurance & Bad Faith Law
    WSBA, WSTLA & UW Law School Seminars

Contact Us

Mullin, Allen & Steiner PLLC
101 Yesler Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 957-7007
Fax: (206) 957-7008

We recommend parking in the Butler Garage across the street from our offices.