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George E. McLaughlin

George E. McLaughlin

also known as George McLaughlin, George Edward McLaughlin

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About me

I focus my practice on product liability, personal injury and wrongful death, birth trauma, automobile and truck collisions cases.  I have successfully tried over 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts in more than 30 states.


Over the past sever years I have developed expertise in failed medical device cases.  In June of 2015 I tried to verdict a medical device case in California where the jury awarded my clients $4.5 million against Wright Medical Technology for a defective artificial hip.  


For more than a twenty years  I have  been at the forefront of product liability litigation involving electric blanket fires, having obtained a jury verdict of $3.1 million verdict in 2010 in Missouri, the largest reported verdict on such a case in the past ten years.


I am the former Municipal Judge for the City of Wheeling, West Virginia, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976 and the University of Denver, J.D., 1979.


I am an active member of the local and national legal communities. I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and formly a membe rof the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (WVTLA), the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) - Civil Trial Advocacy,and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).


I am a Past Chair of the AAJ Product Liability Section, a regular speaker on a variety of legal topics and the author of numerous published legal papers.


I have been named by Colorado Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Colorado every year since 2007. Each year no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.



Practice areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 75%
    36 years, 150 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    36 years, 25 cases
  4. Birth Injury: 5%
    36 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($300-600/hour), contingent (33-45%)

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Contact info

Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group

1890 Gaylord St.
Denver, CO, 80206



WVAuthorized to practice law197910/30/2015
INTemporary Admission Excluded201110/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWarshauer McLaughlin Law Group2014 - Present
PartnerJohn Gehlhausen, P.C.2012 - 2014
ShareholderBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine2010 - 2012
PartnerMcDermott, Hansen & McLaughlin2001 - 2010
PartnerBachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden1979 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABOTAMember2014 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2016
American Association for Justice, Product Liability SectionPast Charirman2009 - 2010
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
West Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1985 - 2001
National Board of Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A
International Association of Arson InvestigatorsN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
AAJ Annual ConventionElectric Blanket and Heating Pad Fires2008
ATLA Annual ConventionElectric Blanket and Heating Pad Fires2006
ATLA Annual ConventionGlade PlugIns® Fires2005
IAAI Annual ConventionElectric Blanket Fires2000
ATLA Annual ConcentionNeonatal Group B Strep1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/ALaw1979
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976