Accepts Cases
Willing to take Cases under $25,000
Willing to take Cases $25,001 to $50,000
Willing to take Cases $50,001 to $100,000
Willing to take Cases $100,000+

Law School
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1994


Hugh D. Berkson is a Principal attorney at McCarthy Lebit and focuses his practice in securities arbitration and litigation. After gaining extensive trial experience in both business and personal injury litigation, he began representing injured investors who lost money in the stock market or thanks to fraudulent conduct of financial advisors. Hugh tries and arbitrates investment cases and performs much of the required technical analysis. He works carefully with his clients as the case strategy develops because he believes that a close relationship allows the client to fully understand the value of their case and be able to make decisions accordingly. While Hugh prides himself on his ability to settle both small and large, complex cases, he has considerable experience taking cases to trial or arbitration with successful results.

Hugh obtained a business degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received both the American Jurisprudence Award (National Mock Trial) and the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize. He later served as an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught trial practice.

Educational Background

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Honors: Order of the Barristers
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
Honors: National Mock Trial, 1993
Honors: Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize, 1993-1994

University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Finance, 1989

Honors and Awards

Martindale AV Rated, 2011 - present

Rated Superlawyer, 2013 - present (The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are issued by Thomson Reuters. These lists honor no more than 5% of licensed attorneys in a given state, based on peer recognition and professional achievements.)

AVVO rated 10.0, "Superb."

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

Hugh Berkson is a featured speaker at PIABA's annual meeting/seminar. He also was a faculty member and speaker in the Practicing Law Institute's "Securities Arbitration 2008: Evolving and Improving," presented in New York City and webcast to a nationwide audience.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Mr. Berkson has been an active member of Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) serving on several PIABA committees.  He has served on PIABA's board of directors since 2011, is a past-president of the Association, and is currently serving as Executive Vice President.

States Admitted with Active License to Practice