Cyrus E. Dugger (

Cyrus E. Dugger is the Principal of The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC.  He has represented hundreds of employees in employment discrimination and wage and hour matters, including class and collective action litigation against major U.S. corporations and governmental entities.

The firm’s practice involves all areas of discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour law, including disability discrimination, protected leaves of absence and other reasonable accommodations, Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) claims, sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination, race discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, independent contractor misclassification, unpaid overtime, and wage notice claims. 

The firm also assists NYC models with claims against their modeling agencies and NYC consumers affected by unfair and deceptive practices.

Prior to establishing The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC, Mr. Dugger was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts in the Eastern District of Michigan, an Associate with Outten & Golden, LLP, a Staff Attorney with South Brooklyn Legal Services, and the first Senior Fellow in Civil Justice for the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.  

Mr. Dugger is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New York chapter NELA/NY.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law (Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow)

  • B.A., Brown University


  • New York State, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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