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Mr. McLaughlin has been in the private practice of law for over 27years.  He practices mainly in the Gwinnett County area, but also takes cases in the outlying counties of Walton, Barrow and Hall Counties.  His law practice is a general practice, which focuses on Family Law, Criminal Law and Probate Law.

It is Mr. McLaughlin’s primary goal to keep his clients informed about their cases by providing as much information as possible.  His knowledge of the law, guidance, and expertise help his clients to make informed decisions regarding their cases.  Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Gwinnett County Bar Association.  He is also certified in general and domestic mediation.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    33 years, 680 cases
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    33 years, 75 cases
  3. Adoption: 15%
    33 years, 48 cases
  4. Mediation: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    33 years, 1.6 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Anthony M. Zezima

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe since law school. He takes the practice of law seriously, and always comes to court prepared.


    Anthony Zezima Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Po Box 1265
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046-1265

Joseph M. McLaughlin

234 Luckie Street
P.O. Box 1265
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046-1265



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198107/15/2016
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJurisdoctor1981