There is a strong concentration in employment and civil rights matters including wage and benefit disputes. Federal litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit of Appeals has been a constant portion of the practice.
The policy of the office is to evaluate a potential client's situation in a free initial telephone consultation. Cases are billed on an hourly basis or on a contingent basis as agreed between client and attorney. Flat rates are provided for many routine matters like uncontested divorces, wills, some IRS tax resolution matters, and driving under the influence cases. A billing retainer is required in hourly cases. Client communication is a priority.
|William L. McLaughlin Jr.|
23 South Valley Road, P.O. Box 494
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301-0494
|Statement of Practice:|
General Civil and Criminal Trial Practice in State and Federal Courts, Employment Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Guardianship, Wills and Probate, Trust and Estates, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Traffic Violations, Driving While Intoxicated, Automobile Accidents, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Adoptions.
|Year Established: 1950|
|Firm Size: 1|
William L. McLaughlin Jr., (Member) born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1947; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1991, U.S. Claims Court. Education: Villanova University (B.S., 1971); Franklin Pierce Law School (J.D. 1986). Clerk, Conservation Law Foundation of New England, 1986. Teachers Assistant, Torts, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1985. Historic Preservation Planner, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1979-1983. Member: Chester County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Practice Areas: Employment Law; Civil Rights; Personal Injury; Guardianship; Wills; Probate; Trust and Estates; IRS Tax Resolution; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Criminal Traffic Violations; Driving While Intoxicated; Automobile Accidents; Family Law; Child Custody; Child Support; Divorce; Adoptions.
|Clubs, Memberships, Associations|
Upper Main Line Kiwanis Club (President 1996-1997, 2001-2002)
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Chester County Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Chester County Lawyer Referral Service (Member since 1987)
American Civil Liberties Union
West Chester Historic and Architectural Review Board
Society for Commercial Archeology
Historic South Walnut Street Association
Marsh Creek Sailing Club
United States Sunfish Class Association
Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association
East End Neighborhood Association