Areas of Expertise
Complex civil and white collar, employment, antitrust litigation; real estate, public finance, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution, products liability, asbestos litigation, medical malpractice, aviation, government relations and contracts.
Pugh, Jones, Johnson & Quandt, P.C. was founded in 1991 to provide commercial and corporate litigation, public finance, and corporate legal services to clients who value timely solutions delivered efficiently and cost-effectively. As a minority-owned and managed law firm of more than 20 attorneys, Pugh, Jones, Johnson & Quandt provides its clients with proven professional excellence as well as the added benefit of the firm's interpersonal diversity. Our named shareholders have more than 100 years of legal experience, and serve in various capacities in many professional and community organizations.
Stephen H. Pugh is the President of Pugh, Jones, Johnson, & Quandt, P.C. and a founding Partner of the Firm in 1991. He has practiced in the areas of real estate litigation, directors and officer's liability matters, general and complex commercial and business litigation, as well as representing local government entities in a variety of areas. Mr. Pugh has the distinction of having tried the first civil RICO jury trial in the Northern District of Illinois. He had tried numerous jury and bench trials and has argued before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Illinois Supreme Court, and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Pugh Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James B. Parsons, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and as a Special Trial Attorney in the Honors Program for the United States Department of Justice. He was associated with the law firm of Chapman and Cutler and served as partner from 1983 through 1991.
Mr. Pugh has acted as Bond Counsel and Underwriter's Counsel for governmental issuers of general obligation bonds, tax anticipation notes, tender notes, and certain revenue bonds. His transactions have ranged from $1 million to complex $10 billion deals. He is listed in the Red Book.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship J.D.; Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois A.B. Classics Philosophy; Emergency Fund Norman H. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award; Chicago United Business Leaders of Color Award; Francis J. Rooney/St. Thomas More Award; 2008 Medal of Excellence, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law among others. The Leading Lawyers Network selected Mr. Pugh as a Leading Lawyer in 2006-2008, and he is also named a 2010 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine.
Mr. Pugh serves on many boards including Columbia Chicago, the Illinois College of Optometry, Jane Addams Juvenile Court Foundation and the Emergency Fund. He is also a member of the American, National, Chicago and Cook County Bar Associations and the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Recently, Mr. Pugh was appointed to Justice Anne Burke's Judicial Screening Committee.
Supreme Court of the United States of America, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court, Central District of Illinois.
Stephen H. Pugh
Civil Rights / Commercial Litigation / Employment Litigation / Law Firm / Public Finance Legal Assistance / Real Estate Legal Assistance
180 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
phone: (312) 768-7800