Florida Atlantic University
2018 Distinguished Alumnus
TODD S. PUGH BA‘93
Department of Political Science Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
“My career path began right here at FAU when I was placed as an intern at the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office. The mentorship I received allowed me to see the criminal justice system through the eyes of the underserved and disenfranchised communities of our county. I was fortunate for this experience and have tried to apply those early lessons of compassion to my advocacy as a practicing criminal defense attorney.”
Pugh is a partner at Breen and Pugh Attorneys at Law in Chicago, IL. The law firm has earned the reputation of being one of the premier trial firms in Chicago by successfully handling some of the most complex criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts.
After leaving FAU, Pugh attended DePaul University College of Law where he was selected as a member of the “DePaul Law Review” and graduated with honors.
“Leading Lawyers” named Pugh one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Illinois in 2007, and one of the “Top Ten” defense lawyers 2012.
Pugh was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2016.