Stephen M. McHugh

Stephen M. McHugh

Dayton, Ohio


Steve McHugh is a veteran attorney with diverse experience serving local government clients and estate planning and estate administration clients.

Steve represents local governments in real estate and zoning matters, municipal litigation, and state and federal employment law representation and compliance. He also deals with matters involving appropriations, annexation, eminent domain, and tax incentive development, as well as labor negotiations and employment issues and contracts. Steve currently serves as Law Director for the City of Beavercreek, City of Trotwood, and Butler Township. He also serves as Labor and Employment Counsel for the City of Riverside.

Steve also has developed an extensive estate planning practice and clientele. He handles all facets of estate planning, including drafting of estate plans and trusts for couples and individuals.

Steve has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer and has been listed in the Ohio Super Lawyers magazine since 2009. He is a frequent lecturer on public law issues and has spoken on estate planning issues.

Community Leadership Activities

Choice in Community Living - Past President; current Board Member

Premier Health - Board Member/Community Health

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance - Executive Board/Secretary

Speaker on land use issues to Ohio land use professionals - 2009-2018

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1979


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Ohio Northern University
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association