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There are a number of benefits to having an experienced versatile attorney.  In family law there are potentially many related issues.  Domestic violence and restraining orders often involve potential criminal actions.  Property and support issues can involve complicated numbers, present value and future value considerations.  Do you want an attorney that understands the inticracies of all of these.  In handling a trial does your attorney understand all of the issues that would need to be preserved for an appeal? 


Martin has handled numerous jury trials.  Argued many cases to the Third Disctrict Court of Appeal.  Obtained a Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV), a Writ of Habeas Corpus.  When you want someone to fight for what is right, Martin is your attorney.  He also still consults with his former law partner M. Melanie Howell - his sister - so they can brain storm when the need arises giving you over 60 years of combined experience.

​​Martin S. McHugh

has been practicing law in California since 1984.  He graduated from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA in 1981 with a BS in Economics and Business Administration and from McGeorge School of Law in 1984.  While attending McGeorge he was in the joint degree program simultaneously obtaining  his MBA from CSU, Sacramento.

In over 30 years of practice, Martin has gained immeasurable experience that will help him navigate your case as smoothly and expeditiously as possible.  In family law cases the primary concern is what is  in the children's best interest - that is also the primary concern of this law firm.


For those important things in life, put your trust in someone who understands what is important to you

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