Slade H. McLaughlin

McLaughlin focuses his practice on representing individuals who have been seriously injured in accidents, because of substandard medical care or at the hands of a child molester. Every year since 2003 Mr. McLaughlin has been listed in ‘Best Lawyers in America’.

Slade McLaughlin attended Ursinus College, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1979, and thereafter attended the Villanova University School of Law, graduating in the top 15% of his class with a J.D. degree in 1982. In June, 2004, Mr. McLaughlin successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Mediation Training Program for Lawyers.

Mr. McLaughlin was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1982, in New Jersey in 1983, in the District of Columbia in 1985, and in New York in 1988. For the first ten years of his practice, Mr. McLaughlin worked as an attorney for one of Philadelphia’s larger medical malpractice defense firms representing physicians, dentists, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in professional liability claims. Since 1992, Mr. McLaughlin currently focuses a significant portion of his practice to the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured because of sexual molestation.

Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, and currently represents Victim No. 1 from the Grand Jury Presentment in the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse matter. Mr. McLaughlin has worked in tandem with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in civil representation of victims of sexual abuse by priests and teachers of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Slade McLaughlin has been listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, has been honored as a repeat “Top 10″ Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”  in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” Supplement, is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (with special competence in medical professional liability), and has been admitted to membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. McLaughlin was recently recognized as “Professional of the Year for Personal Injury Law” by Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Outstanding Professionals.

In addition to being listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has earned an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available for both professional competence and ethical integrity.