Devoted to Public Service 

Kathleen McLaughlin learned the importance of commitment to the community from her father, Captain John “Jack” McLaughlin, a Linden, New Jersey firefighter, her compassion for others from her mother, Mildred “Mimi” McLaughlin and her love for caring for others from her grandmother, Mary “Jean” McLaughlin, who was also a nurse.

Once You’re a Nurse, You Can do Anything

Kathleen E. McLaughlin

In her 25 years as an Emergency Room nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, Kathleen treated thousands of adult and pediatric patients with serious injuries and illnesses, including those victims of the AIDS pandemic, 1993 World Trade Center and 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Kathleen worked her way through law school by working 24 hour weekends in the Emergency Room. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law and is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, New Jersey Association for Justice, Monmouth County Bar Association, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) and the Sigma Theta Tau international honor society of nurses.

Kathleen received her clinical nurses’ training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She holds double Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Care Administration and Business Administration from St. Peter’s University and her Nursing, degree from Villanova University. 

Kathleen founded her law firm in 2002 and has been in practice for over 20 years. During this time she has also served as a per diem attorney for the Monmouth and Ocean County Public Defender and provided pro bono representation with Monmouth County Legal Aid. 

*Kathleen continues to practice nursing when her schedule allows and has built her law practice on the ethics and resilience she learned and relied on as a nurse. 

Client Reviews

I recently retained Kathleen to represent me after being sideswiped by a tractor trailer and sustaining multiple injuries for which I am being diagnosed and treated for. She is special because she is an experienced ER...

~ Monet S. 2023

Unfortunately I became acutely ill shortly after my divorce was finalized. I am continuing representation by Kathleen to revise my original Marital (Divorce) Settlement Agreement (MSA) regarding Child Support, Alimony...

~ John M. 2023

Kathleen was highly recommended to me by a New York attorney for my recently-deceased father's Will and Estate issues over properties in New Jersey and Florida. I am a 24 year old beneficiary and have received...

~ Nondi Y.D. 2023

Kathleen represented me for my divorce in Middlesex County, New Jersey, which was granted within one year, after Early Settlement Panel conferences and Marital Settlement Agreement revisions. Although my ex-wife's and...

~ John M. 2022

I am a highly experienced middle-aged Registered Nurse who was recently terminated without cause from a New York hospital-affiliated outpatient facility after 11 years of service. I am the "oldest" and "highest paid"...

~ J.P. RN 2022

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