Robert G. Pugh, Jr., concentrates much of his practice on medicolegal matters, corporate law and litigation, and estate planning. He has been defending physicians and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions since 1985.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Washington and Lee University. While there he was chosen for Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where he served as the Senior Article Editor of the Stanford Law Review. Mr. Pugh next clerked for U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom before joining Robert G. Pugh in legal practice in Shreveport. He has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, and has practiced in various federal and Louisiana trial and appellate courts.
Mr. Pugh has served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Medical Malpractice, the Louisiana MedicoLegal Interprofessional Committee, the Estate Planning Council of Shreveport, the Harry v. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court (Master), the Institutional Board of Human Experimentation at LSU Medical Center-Shreveport, the Supreme Court of Louisiana Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, the American Law Institute (Lifetime Member), the Metropolitan Planning Commission (past Chairman), and the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport (past Chairman).
Mr. Pugh has been listed since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice and is also listed for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants. Mr. Pugh is a frequent lecturer on various legal topics including medical malpractice, estate planning, commercial litigation and constitutional law at seminars sponsored by the Louisiana Judicial College, Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Shreveport Medical Society, LSU Law School, LAMMICO, and various medical and other types of organizations.