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George Edward Mclaughlin

George Edward Mclaughlin

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

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About Me

Mr. McLaughlin focuses his practice on product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, birth trauma, automobile and truck collisions, and cases involving chemical exposure. Mr. McLaughlin has successfully tried over 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts in more than 30 states. For more than a decade he has been at the forefront of product liability litigation involving electric blanket fires, having recently obtained a jury verdict of $2 million, the largest reported verdict on such a case in the past ten years. A former Municipal Judge for the City of Wheeling, West Virginia, Mr. McLaughlin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976 and the University of Denver, J.D., 1979. He is an active member of the local and national legal communities. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (WVTLA), the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) - Civil Trial Advocacy, Public Justice and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). Mr. McLaughlin has also met the standard of excellence for selection as one of The National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado. The Immediate Past Chair of the AAJ Product Liability Section, Mr. McLaughlin is a regular speaker on a variety of legal topics and is the author of numerous published legal papers. Mr. McLaughlin has 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

Licensed since 1980

  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Birth Injury: 33%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 33%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (40-45%)

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John Gehlhausen, P.C.

22488 E. Polk Drive
Aurora, CO, 80016




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial LawyersN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2011
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
West Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A
American Association for Justice, Finance CommiteeN/AN/A
American Association for Justice, Liability SectionChair ElectN/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 DenverN/ALaw1979
University of Notre DameN/ABachelor of Arts1976