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After gaining extensive trial experience in both business and personal injury litigation, Hugh decided in 2000 to join Tony Hartman and Jay Salamon in the representation of injured investors. He tries and arbitrates investment cases and also puts his finance background to good use by performing much of our technical analysis. Hugh is  a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an international legal association composed of practitioners who represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. He is currently serving as President of PIABA.  


Hugh regularly participates as both a moderator and panelist at PIABA’s national meetings and seminars and also has been a panelist at the annual nationally simulcasted PLI Securities Arbitration Program in New York City.


Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%



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McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co Lpa

101 West Prospect Ave.
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH, 44115


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHermann Cahn & Schneider, LLP1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationExecutive Vice President2014 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation in a BoxVariable Universal Life2013
Securities Arbitration 2008Evolving and Improving2008