Tracy Hughes

Income Partner

Passionate about protecting consumers from unsafe products and unfair business practices, Tracy specializes in products liability and mass tort cases.  She joined Robinson Calcagnie in 2022 from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Affirmative Litigation and Consumer Protection Division, where she was the Consumer Protection Team Leader, and co-lead of the LACC People v. Juul Labs, Inc. and People v. Purdue Pharma et al litigation teams.  As a Senior Deputy County Counsel, she coordinated two successful legislative initiatives to strengthen consumer protection enforcement in California.

Tracy spent two decades as a prosecutor at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and has extensive courtroom and criminal trial experience.  She has also prosecuted civil actions against Fortune 500 companies including Sears Holdings Corporation, Mondelez International, Inc., and Sysco Corporation, and served as the Assistant Head of Court for the OCDA Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit.   Tracy has led consumer protection actions involving the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65), internet sales of banned pharmaceuticals, and the marketing and sale of misbranded drugs and devices.  She was the coordinator of the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force from 2012-2020, and was commissioned with the Food and Drug Administration from 2012-2020 to facilitate public health enforcement actions.  Tracy received the Leveraging & Collaboration Award from the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs-Pacific Region in 2016.

Tracy has led trainings on advanced negotiation, the opioid crisis, California consumer protection law, and enforcement of judgements.

Active in her community, Tracy serves on the Executive Boards of the Orange County Women Lawyers and the California Women Lawyers.  She was designated as the Orange County District Attorney’s Office representative to the OCBA Administration of Justice Committee from 2018-2020, and was on the Steering Committee of SaferRX OC, a group of community stakeholders working to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Orange County, from 2015-2020.  She was recently nominated by her peers as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.


BA Stanford University

MA Stanford University

JD University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Court Admissions:


United States District Court, Central District of California

Current Representative Cases:

The People of the State of California v. Purdue Pharma et al

In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum    Powder Litigation

In Re: 3M CAEv2 Combat Earplug Litigation

Biocell Textured Breast Implant Litigation

The People of the State of California v. Abbott Laboratories

Pitre et al v. Walmart Stores, Inc.

Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease lawsuits

Bar Organizations:

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles

Federal Bar Association

California Lawyers Association

Women Lawyers of Los Angeles