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Kristen McLaughlin

Criminal defense Attorney at Danvers, MA

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 8 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kristen

Learn Kristen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Approx. 20 criminal jury trials with a winning record.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I have tried approx. 10 DUI / OUI jury trials

    14 years, 100 cases

I provide exceptional DUI and criminal defense 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.

Location

McLaughlin Legal
51 Elliott Street
Danvers, MA, 01923

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Reviews

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Posted by Glenn | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sensational Professional
Attorney Kristen McLaughlin is absolute with her legal responsibilities. Kristen is disciplined to handle short-fused changes to work in one’s favor. Kristen is an excellent and knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorney. She was able to get three very serious charges dismissed. My hope is to never have the need again, however, if I do find myself in need of criminal legal counsel I’ll be certain to contact her and her well-equipped team. Thankfully, Glenn
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Kristen was great, during the pandemic and having to go through courts was tough but she was there every step of the way. Easy to talk to and helped me very much
Posted by Jennifer jane | February 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
UNBIASED
KRISTEN MAGLAUPHLIN IS A VERY SINCERE ATTORNEY!!! SHE REALLY WANTS TO GET TO KNOW YOU, SHE WANTS TO HERE YOUR STORY. IF YOUR STORY IS HONEST, SHE KNOWS, AND SHE WILL BELIEVE YOU, THIS IS KEY FOR HER TO DO WHAT SHE IS BEST AT!,,,, TO DEFEND YOU... BELIEVE ME SHE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN HER EVERY POSSIBLE POWER TO PROVE YOU INNOCENCE......... I ADVISE ANYONE WHO READS THIS, TO LET ATTORNEY MCGLAUGHLIN REPRESENT YOU!!!! FOR SHE HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST AND WILL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO REPRESENT YOU!!!!!!
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Posted by Ryan | February 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
KRC Inc.
Excellent communication. Kristen is well versed in law, and certainly knows her way around the courtroom. Her confidence put me at ease.
Posted by allen | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best laywer there is
she is honestly very nice and easy to talk to and really wants to help you unlike most lawyers that want your money. kristen not only got me off of probation after multiple violations but also got about 5 other cases of mine dismissed. Doesn't stop there she hired a private investigator to find me because i lost my phone and no one could get in contact with me and she came to my house and did a zoom meeting that just unheard of for a lawyer goes to show you she really cares so to anyone and everyone i recommend her. once again thank you for every thing your the best
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Posted by Brittany | April 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Defendant sister
Kristen did a tremendous job presenting my brothers case to the court. She invested her time in learning the facts of my brothers case and also invested her time into supporting his lack of motivation. In just a small amount of time she was able to give him some hope and acknowledge what was right for his well being and legally fulfilled her duty to helping him get there. She presented the facts and was determined to prove her point. My brother walked out hopeful and relieved that she fought for his well being and won! She’s made a huge impact on his attitude and that’s an accomplishment alone. Thank you for going well and beyond your job duty applying passion to your work!
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Posted by Matthew | April 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
She is one of the best lawyers u can have by your side she went to court with me defending me an she beat my miserable probation officer but she is an awesome person to have in your life an she wont give up on u as long as u dont give up on urself i love u kristen thank u soooo much for everything ps Matthew
Posted by Steve | May 31, 2015
She did what seemed like the impossible!
Attorney McLaughlin was able to do for my son what seemed like it never would happen. She was able to press for the issuance of detainers so he can face his open charges in MA. My son is incarcerated in NH and had been requesting to settle his open cases in MA but they would not issue detainers so he could stand trial in MA. He had been requesting this for over a year through the DA’s office and the court with no results. Attorney McLaughlin got it done in just over three months! She kept us informed throughout the entire process and was very persistent in pursuing this matter. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing a criminal attorney.
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Posted by princejdadon | March 10, 2015
If there was a lawyer to invest in its definetly Kristen McLaughlin
When I first met Kristen she was appointed to me by the court to handle an OUI charge that I was facing and she was very honest and direct with how things will go with the case. She never made me do or did anything that I didn't want to do or didn't understand. She was handling my case for awhile until I got into some more trouble with driving without a license and she was there for me step by step with it all the legal advice and acknowledged me with what could happen and helped me with my new case. Then I got cited again for driving without a license and knew she was the best choice to represent me because of her ways of handling my previous cases that I am very proud and thankful for what she does for me and the knowledge she have in her field of work and would recommend her to all of my families and friends to hire a good lawyer like her to represent them with any criminal matters they might have. I would definetly hire Kristen McLaughlin as my attorney again for any court matters.
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Posted by Lisa | March 4, 2015
A Positive Experience
Attorney McLaughlin was everything the lawyer I had envisioned hiring and representing me in the most important case of my life. She is prompt, well organized and expedient. For me, email was the best form of communication and she always replied, even if it was just to say "I received your email and will get back to you at such a time" which she always did. I found her to be an attentive listener, and I felt "heard". There was a lot of information that I felt important to include in my case, but she knew how to sift through my mounds of papers, and "swiftly" I might say ! She knew what to include, what not to include, making the most influence in my case. I went before the Board of Appeals, and she is very knowledgeable about them, what they are looking for and how it all operates. She was very confident in my case and treated me with respect and dignity. I never felt judged for my mistakes of the past, which was a welcome change after years of dealing with the "system". My over all experience working with Attorney McLaughlin was smooth and hassle free. I felt supported, very well represented and I trusted her. Everything she told me she would do for me during our initial meeting, and the possibilities of how things could turn out, were in fact exactly how she said. I never felt misled, or unimportant. I highly recommend anyone going before the Board of Appeals to hire her, and try your best to follow her advice. If she makes a suggestion or recommendation, it is for your good and you'll be happy if you follow through. If you are honest with her about your case and situation, she will prepare your strongest possible case. Good Luck!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McLaughlin Legal
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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
  • Commonwealth v. J.T.
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • CLE Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Children's Law Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Most Improved Advocate
  • Public Defender Association
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Committee Happy Hour
  • OUI Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Kristen
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kristen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"I've known Mrs. McLaughlin for several years. She's always been a fantastic attorney and an even better person. She is great with her clients and has a keen attention to detail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top notch attorney whose accomplishments speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McLaughlin is an outstanding attorey with ane exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her her legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kristen is energetic, smart, passionate, and brash in an even tempered way - all excellent qualities for a criminal defense attorney. She fights hard for her clients and never concedes a point. She is always willing to learn and relates well to people of all backgrounds. She is a zealous advocate who is likely to only get better as time goes on and I endorse her as a valuable member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristen Gorczynski is everything that is right about criminal defense attorneys. The level of passion and preparation she brings on behalf of her clients into the courtroom is only matched by her high level of argument and advocacy. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
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Danvers Criminal defense Lawyer Kristen McLaughlin
Kristen McLaughlin
Criminal defense Attorney
Danvers, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation