Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Floyd J. Dugas was also listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Labor Law – Management.
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.
Among his many accomplishments, Attorney Dugas successfully defended the West Haven Board of Education against the first ever claim in this state for education malpractice. He also was among the first attorneys in recent years to secure wage freezes, step freezes and major insurance plan redesigns in interest arbitration on behalf of school districts the firm represents. He has appeared before the State Supreme Court on other municipal labor matters. Attorney Dugas has represented employers in literally hundreds of arbitrations and in wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation.