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Hugh D. Berkson

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman

Cleveland, OH, USA


Hugh D. Berkson is a Principal attorney with McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Hugh focuses his practice in securities arbitration and litigation.

Hugh obtained a business degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received both the American Jurisprudence Award (National Mock Trial) and the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize. He later served as an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught trial practice.

Hugh is the current President of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an international legal association composed of practitioners who represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. He also serves on PIABA’s Board of Directors. Hugh regularly participates as both a moderator and panelist at PIABA’s national meetings and seminars and also has previously been a panelist at a PLI Securities Arbitration Program, as well as the Ohio Securities Conference.  He has served as a resource regarding important issues concerning American investors, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, On Wall Street, Financial Planning, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other media outlets. Hugh maintains a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review rating of AV® Preeminent™, and an AVVO rating of 10.0 “Superb.”

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