M. COLLEEN MCHUGH
State Bar President, 1996-1997
M. Colleen McHugh is a sole practitioner in Corpus Christi. She
formerly was a shareholder with the law firm of Matthews &
Branscomb, P.C., where she headed the firm’s labor and employment
law department in Corpus Christi. Board certified in labor and
employment law, McHugh earned a B.A. from SMU in 1969 and J.D. from St.
Mary’s University School of Law in 1981. She served on the State
Bar Board of Directors from 1990 to 1994 and on its executive committee
from 1991 to 1994. She was elected chair for the 1992-93 Bar year.
While on the board, McHugh chaired the Nominations and Elections and
Goals and Implementation committees. She also served on five other
committees, including the Budget Committee. McHugh was twice awarded a
State Bar Presidential Citation. In 1988, she received a Certificate of
Merit for outstanding State Bar service. McHugh is a past chair of the
State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and is a sustaining
life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Active in her community, she
is a former Corpus Christi Bar Association president. McHugh also served
on the boards of the Greater Corpus Christi Business Alliance, the
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Corpus Christi Region, and
Teen Court, Inc.