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  1. Juvenile: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregory Lee Housewirth

    John is my "go-to" for juvenile delinquency cases in Dallas county. I've known John for 25 years and have seen the quality of his work. He is respected for his advocacy by both judges and lawyers. Most importantly, I've seen the impact John has on his young, and often troubled, clients.


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  • William C. Meili

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known John McLauchlan for more than twenty years. We first met when he was the Juvenile Division chief for the Dallas County Public Defender's office. His breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in all things juvenile is unequalled. If you or someone you know has a juvenile law matter, contact Drake at your earliest opportunity.


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Contact info

Law Office of John D. McLauchlan

P.O. Box 602082
Dallas, TX, 75360-2082


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of John D. McLauchlan2008 - Present
Supervising Attorney - Juvenile DivisionDallas County Public Defender's Office1995 - 2008
Staff Attorney - Juvenile DivisionDallas County Public Defender's Office1988 - 1995
Staff Attorney - Misdemeanor DivisionDallas County Public Defender's Office1985 - 1988
AttorneyJohn D. McLauchlan1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law SectionN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
BrochureWhat Happens to Me Now?2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1982
Indiana UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
5th Annual Juvenile Delinquency ConferenceSealing Juvenile Records2015
Juvenile Delinquency Advanced Topics ConferenceSealing Juvenile Records2014
Juvenile Delinquency Advanced Topics Spring SeminarDeterminate Sentencing2011
Juvenile Delinquency ConferenceDeterminate Sentencing2010