Floyd J. Dugas

Floyd J. Dugas

Senior Partner
Milford, Connecticut
(203) 882-0045

Floyd J. Dugas, Senior Partner with Berchem Moses PC, heads up the firm’s Municipal Labor & Employment practice. He represents towns, cities and boards of education throughout Connecticut, often as General Counsel. Mr. Dugas is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Education Law departments. He represents both private and public sector employers.

He has also in the past served as an adjunct professor of Labor Relations. Additionally, Mr. Dugas is an arbitrator on the State of Connecticut Department of Education Panel of Arbitrators. A regular lecturer on labor, employment and education law topics, Mr. Dugas is a member and past president of the Connecticut School Attorneys Council and is a member of the National Council of School Board Attorneys.  He also serves as Chair of the Personnel and Benefits Committee of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Greater Waterbury, Inc.

Mr. Dugas has a Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV® Preeminent™ peer rating, and a rating Martindale-Hubbell publishes that is based on peers’ evaluation of a lawyer’s legal ability and general ethical standards. The basis of this rating is explained at www.Martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment
  • Education

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1993


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.S. cum laude - January, 1981

Published Works

  • Stimulus Related Whistleblowing: More Red Tape for Connecticut's Municipalities or a Legitimate Protection of Public Funds?, Connecticut Lawyer, July 2009

Significant Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV® Preeminent™
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Labor Law - Management, - 2018
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers-Employment & Labor, 2014 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Corporate, Commercial, Labor and Employment Law Sections, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice President, Secretary, 1991 - 1993
  • American Bar Association, Corporate, Commercial and Labor and Employment Law Sections, Member
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys, Member
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council, Member (Past President)
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Arbitration Panel, Management Arbitrator
  • University of New Haven, Adjunct Professor, MBA Program