Michael J McHughMichael J. McHugh is a collaborative attorney with twenty-five years of experience practicing in Virginia and the District of Columbia, specializing in family law, LGBT legal issues, and estate planning. Michael is a member of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association, as well as a founding member of the LGBT Legal Roundtable, and has been a frequent presenter on LGBT issues and LGBT marriage. Michael is also a Board Member and former President of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, and a former founding member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute. He is also a member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Virginia Collaborative Professionals. In addition to his law degree from the University of Virginia, Michael holds a Masters of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. of Architecture from the University of Virginia. Prior to starting his own firm in 1993, Michael practiced with a large law firm in the area of land use, zoning, and development where he developed his skills in interest-based negotiation.