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About me

I provide exceptional criminal defense and immigration counseling to clients throughout Boston and on the North Shore.  My extensive courtroom and trial experience allows me to fight hard for my clients and win cases.  Client's don't want excuses - they want results.  That is why they come to McLaughlin Legal.

Please contact my office to arrange a time to meet and discuss your situation.  As always, your initial consultation is free.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    2 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kristen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Jennifer L Taylor

    I endorse this lawyer. Kristen and I met the first year of law school and have remained friends. I would recommend her to any client needing a hard-working, determined lawyer to aggressively represent you in whatever matter is pending.


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Contact info

McLaughlin Legal

2 Courthouse Lane
Suite 4
Chelmsford, MA, 01824


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Most Improved AdvocatePublic Defender Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcLaughlin Legal2009 - Present
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Children's Law CenterBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCLE Committee Member2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Jacksonville Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. J.T.Case Dismissed
Commonwealth v. N.D.Win. The Complaint did NOT issue.
Commonwealth v. T.T.Win. The Boston immigration judge did not deport my client and she is happily living here in the United States
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawCertificate in Family LawJuris DoctorN/A
Boston UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE Committee Happy HourOUI Defense2012