A Cobb County native, Mr. Pugh received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kennesaw State University; he graduated cum laude from John Marshall law school in 1996 where he was a member of the Regional Champion Mock Trial team. He has been a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia since 1996. He is admitted to practice in all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Pugh has worked as an intern law clerk for Cobb County Superior Court Judge Jim Bodiford, served as Assistant Solicitor General in the Cobb County Solicitor’s office, and Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb County District Attorney’s office. He now is a partner at Pugh, Barrett, Canale & Leslie LLC where he specializes in Criminal Defense Law. Mr. Pugh has served on numerous boards and committees. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cobb County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a member of the America Cancer Society Leadership Committee, a member of Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Marietta Kiwanis. Mr. Pugh has also served as an attorney coach for the Harrison Mock Trial team, was on the Board of Directors at large for the Cobb County Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Due West Hoya Youth Football Association. Mr. Pugh is very active politically and serves on numerous election committees for various Cobb County Judges. He has been honored and recognized with numerous individual awards, he has been named prosecutor of the year three times in Cobb County; twice as Assistant Solicitor General of the year and one time as Assistant District Attorney of the year. He received the Ross Adams award from the Cobb County Bar Association honoring him as the outstanding younger lawyer of the year. Mr. Pugh has been practicing law for over fifteen years and has been lead counsel on hundreds of trials and motions including over seventy-five jury trials. He and his family are active members at Burnt Hickory Baptist church.