Five Star Professional Honors Dennis E. McHugh of McHugh Law With the 2016 Financial Services Professional Award

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Dennis E. McHugh named one of Boston’s outstanding professionals.

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I would like to thank our clients for their loyalty and for the opportunity serve them. Our clients invite us into their lives and we are privileged to be invited.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Dennis E. McHugh, McHugh Law, has been chosen as one of Boston’s Five Star Financial Service Professionals for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with Boston Magazine to recognize a select group of Boston area attorneys who provide quality services to their clients. Dennis E. McHugh is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the February issue.

“McHugh Law has been providing legal services to families and businesses in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas for over 35 years. We are a small, local firm, with strong ties to the community and a highly respected reputation. We manage civil matters of all types including estate planning, business, elder law, probate administration, probate litigation, and real estate. We offer responsive and effective legal services at competitive rates,” according to Dennis E. McHugh of McHugh Law.

The Five Star Financial Service Professional award program is conducted in more than 45 markets throughout North America. Professionals are measured using a rigorous, multifaceted research methodology which incorporates input from clients, peers and firm leaders.

“I am honored to receive this award. We strive to satisfy the needs of every client. Our clients’ goals are our goals. This award tells me we are serving them well, which makes me very proud. I would like to thank our clients for their loyalty and for the opportunity serve them. Our clients invite us into their lives and we are privileged to be invited.” says Dennis.
“Five Star Professional’s research is extensive, with more than 10 million consumers, peers and other stakeholders contacted each year. We are proud to showcase these distinguished professionals.” Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

About the research process:

Now entering its 13th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States to identify premium service professionals.

Financial Services Professional award candidates are identified through client, peer and firm nominations and industry qualifications, and then evaluated on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria including: experience, client retention rates, number of households served, recent personal production and performance.

Professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit

The Five Star Financial Services Professional award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed with appropriate state or industry licensures; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the financial services professional has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Accepting new clients; 5. One-year client retention rate; 6. Five-year client retention rate; 7. Number of client households served; 8. Recent personal production and performance (industry-specific criteria); 9. Education and professional designations/industry and board certifications; 10. Pro bono and community service work. Financial services professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, financial services professionals may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 637 Boston financial services professionals were considered for the award; 87 (14 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Financial Services Professionals.

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