also known as George McLaughlin, George Edward McLaughlin
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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.
Hourly ($300-600/hour), contingent (33-45%)
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|WV||Authorized to practice law||1979||10/30/2015|
|IN||Temporary Admission Excluded||2011||10/31/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Colorado Super Lawyers||2007|
|Partner||Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group||2014 - Present|
|Partner||John Gehlhausen, P.C.||2012 - 2014|
|Shareholder||Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine||2010 - 2012|
|Partner||McDermott, Hansen & McLaughlin||2001 - 2010|
|Partner||Bachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden||1979 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ABOTA||Member||2014 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability Committee||Co-chair||2010 - 2016|
|American Association for Justice, Product Liability Section||Past Charirman||2009 - 2010|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1985 - 2001|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A||N/A|
|International Association of Arson Investigators||N/A||N/A|
|AAJ Annual Convention||Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Fires||2008|
|ATLA Annual Convention||Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Fires||2006|
|ATLA Annual Convention||Glade PlugIns® Fires||2005|
|IAAI Annual Convention||Electric Blanket Fires||2000|
|ATLA Annual Concention||Neonatal Group B Strep||1998|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||N/A||Law||1979|
|University of Notre Dame||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|