Hugh served as the Deputy Attorney General, Chief of the Natural Resources Division, for the Idaho Office of Attorney General for the State's environmental and natural resource agencies.

Hugh has extensive experience in negotiating solutions to complex administrative disputes, as well as litigation experience involving hazardous waste, the Clean Air Act, timber, grazing, mining, land use and environmental impact statements. His practice focuses on cleaning up contaminated property, developing environmental compliance programs, environmental permitting and implementation of environmental regulations.

Hugh served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee for Remediation of Buried Tank Waste analyzing radioactive and hazardous waste clean-up procedures at Federal Facilities from 1994 to 2000. He also served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee assessing the performance of surface and sub-surface Engineered Barriers at hazardous & non-hazardous landfills. He has published for over ten-years a quarterly column for the Northwest Public Power Association which is comprised of over two hundred electric utilities on environmental issues impacting the electric utility industry. He is on the board of advisors of the Washington Legal Foundation.


  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Natural Resources/Environment)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – highest ranking (AV)
  • Chambers USA – for natural resources and the environment


  • J.D. University of Arizona College of Law 1972
  • B.A. University of Arizona 1969
  • LL.M. In Environmental Law, The George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C. 1978


  • Idaho
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) U.S. Supreme Court