About Us

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McHugh, Chapman & Vargas began as a solo firm started by Sean McHugh in Middletown and New Haven, CT. The firm handled workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. With the addition of David Chapman, the firm became known as McHugh and Chapman.

Later, Attorney McHugh and Attorney Chapman welcomed the addition of Attorneys Lori McHugh and Meghan Woods.  In 2013, the firm proudly welcomed the addition of retired workers’ compensation commissioner Attorney Amado Vargas to their practice. Attorney Vargas brings extensive workers’ compensation knowledge and experience to the firm.

The firm is now known as McHugh, Chapman & Vargas.  Throughout our many years serving clients in Connecticut, McHugh, Chapman & Vargas has developed a reputation for excellence in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We have accumulated over one hundred years of combined experience, and are eager to bring that experience to bear to help you with your personal injury case. For more information about our current areas of legal practice, please see our Practice Areas pages.

 

Our Attorneys

At McHugh, Chapman & Vargas, we’re thrilled to have assembled such a high-profile team of stellar attorneys. Look below to find out more about us and how we can help you.

Sean M. McHugh

Sean M. McHugh was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1992, shortly after graduating cum laude from Tulane University in 1992. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in 1988 and served as a member of the staff of U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd from 1988-1989 and an associate of Dzialo, Pickett and Allen from 1989-1994 before starting his solo firm.

Associations and memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Former Member)

 

Representative cases

  • Sansone & Sansone v. Town of Enfield, 3885 CRB-01-98-09 (1999)

 

Biographical details

  • Recipient, John C. Alexander Memorial Award, Excellence in Academics and Athletics, Trinity College
  • Writer, Top Exam, International Law, Tulane University School of Law
  • Member, Tulane Maritime Law Journal and Pops Program for Elder Prisoners
  • Staff Member, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, 1988 – 1989
  • Associate, Dzialo, Pickett and Allen, 1989 – 1994
  • Primary Attorney, Hartford Police Union Account, Chadwick, Libbey, Szilagyi and Stone, 1994 – 1995
  • Founding Member, McHugh and Chapman, LLC

David D. Chapman

David D. Chapman was admitted to the Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut in 1985. He received in B.A. from Columbia University in 1979 and earned his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1985. He has also earned a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™ listing for his professionalism and ethics.

Associations and memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee)

 

Representative cases

  • Fimiani v. Star Gallo Distributors, Inc., 248 Conn. 635, 729 A.2d 212 (1999)
  • Fimiani v. Star Gallo Distributors, Inc., 48 Conn. App. 474, 710 A.2d 1374 (Conn. App. 1998)

Amado J. Vargas

Attorney Vargas joined McHugh, Chapman & Montalbano in 2013 after 20 notable years as a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. He presided over workers’ compensation cases at all trial levels and served under the Weicker, Rowland, Rell and Malloy administrations. After graduating with honors from the Temple University School of Law in 1987, he was admitted to the Connecticut and Pennsylvania Bars and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, in 1988. His earlier career involved working as an attorney practicing workers’ compensation law, and with the CT Attorney General’s office under Senator Joe Lieberman. Attorney Vargas has in-depth and wide-breadth experience within all aspects of workers’ compensation including workplace accidents and injuries, disability classification, occupational diseases, benefits and insurance coverage. He has unique expertise as the presiding Commissioner over the CT asbestos litigation docket hearing complex asbestos related cases for over 13 years.

Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Exam – Consultant/Exam Grader, 1989 – Present
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association – Member
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association – Member
  • Received first annual Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Achievement Award – 1994
  • University of Connecticut – School of Law, Quinnipiac University – School of Law and the Connecticut Bar Association – Guest lecturer on the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act
  • YMCA of Waterbury – Board member
  • Connecticut Legal Services – ABC Program & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity mentor/mentee programs – Board member

Lori D. McHugh

Lori D. McHugh was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1998. She earned her B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1994 and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University in 1997.

Associations and memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association

 

Representative cases

  • Hatt v. Burlington Coat Factory, 263 Conn. 279, 819 A.2d 260 (2003)

Meghan A. Woods

A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2011, Meghan A. Woods was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut in 2011 and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for Veterans Benefits in 2012.  Attorney Woods has been with the firm since 2008.  She handles both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

Associations and memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association

 

Biographical details

  • Recipient, Distinguished Academic Achievement in Workers Compensation

Adam J. Allegro

Attorney Allegro graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In 2011, he graduated with honors from the   University of Connecticut School of Law. Attorney Allegro handles personal injury matters and Social Security disability claims.

Associates and Memberships

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Editor-in-Chief, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (Volume 17)
  • President of UConn Law’s Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society (2009-2010)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)

 
 
Biographical Details

  • The University of Connecticut School of Law Insurance Law Center’s Juris Doctor Award Recipient (2011)
  • CALI Award Recipient for Excellence in Criminal Law (2008)
  • New England Scholar (2007)

 

Our Staff

McHugh, Chapman & Vargas would not be the successful law firm we are today without our excellent staff of legal support personnel.

  • Melanie Boutin – Personal Injury Paralegal
  • Patricia Brown – Personal Injury Paralegal
  • Myla Cammilletti – Workers’ Compensation Paralegal
  • Cheryl D’Amico – Workers’ Compensation Paralegal
  • Daniela Diaz – Legal Assistant
  • Nicole Fluckinger – Law Clerk
  • Iveliz Garcia – Workers’ Compensation Paralegal
  • Candy Makowski – Workers’ Compensation Paralegal
  • Deja Martinez – Personal Injury Paralegal
  • Michelle Pieta – Workers’ Compensation Hearing Representative
  • Kimberly Ray – Legal Assistant
  • Vionna Steele – Personal Injury Paralegal

DISCLAIMER

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