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I am co-chair of the Civil Rights Practice Group at Newman Ferrara LLP in New York City.  Our group handles cases involving employment discrimination, housing discrimination, voting rights, marriage equality, police misconduct, and land use.  I am also a tenured law professor at Pace Law School where for over twenty years  I have taught civil procedure, labor law, civil rights and New York practice.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 34%
    3 years
  2. Employment: 33%
    3 years
  3. Constitutional: 33%
    3 years



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  • Abdul-Wali Abdullah Muhammad

    Mr. McLaughlin is possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the law. He is a razor-sharp litigator, a genuine leader, who is gifted at bringing out the very best in others. He has an awesome ability to illuminate the most complex of legal concepts to a colleague, a courtroom or to the man in the street.


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    Mr. McLaughlin brings a unique blend of knowledge and compassion to the practice of law. He is passionate about seeking justice for his clients, and he has had a life long focus on improving our world through the law. I highly recommend him.


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Newman Ferrara LLP

1250 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, NY, 10001


NYCurrently registered 197903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Myron Isaacs Community Service AwardNew York Civil Liberties Union, Lower Hudson Valley2013
Wlliam Robert Ming Advocacy AwardNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People2001
Haywood Burns Memorial AwardNew York State Bar Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselNewman Ferrara LLP2011 - Present
ProfessorPace University School Of Law1988 - Present
Of CounselHarwood Feffer, LLP2008 - 2011
DirectorSocial Justice Center, Pace Law School1996 - 2001
Associate AttorneyMeyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC1986 - 1988
Associate Legal Director/Staff AttorneyCenter For Constitutional Rights1978 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Village of Port ChesterJudgement for Plaintiffs
Campbell v. DiGuglielmoJudgment for Plaintiff: $5.2 million
McSurely v. McClellanJudgment for Plaintiffs: $1.6 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
32 Duquesne Law Review 709Operation Rescue Versus A Woman's Right to Choose: A Conflict Without a Federal Remedy1994
24 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 1Chisom v. Roemer: Where Do We Go From Here?1993
66 Tulane Law Review 1357Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic: The Supreme Court's Next Opportunity to Unsettle Civil Rights Law1992
Center for Constitutional RightsRacially Motivated Violence: Litigation Strategies1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Columbia CollegeHistory/African AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Black History MonthState of Black Politics2013