Slade H. McLaughlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

McLaughlin & Lauricella, PC
 | 2005 Market Street, Suite 2300, One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 877-847-0897
Fax: 215-568-4170
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Slade H. McLaughlin is a founding shareholder at the law firm of McLaughlin & Lauricella, PC, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. McLaughlin practices personal injury law, particularly in cases involving medical malpractice and sexual abuse. He represents clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, including southern New Jersey.

    In his more than 35 years as an attorney, Mr. McLaughlin has been responsible for securing numerous substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims in many high-profile cases. His successful recoveries have earned him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. McLaughlin spent a decade representing doctors and other professionals as a medical malpractice defense attorney. He draws upon the knowledge and experience he gained in that role to bring better representation to the injured and their families.

    “The Best Lawyers in America” has listed Mr. McLaughlin in its publication several years in a row. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. He is also a member of the College of Master Advocates & Barristers and the American College of Legal Medicine. Martindale-Hubbell gave him an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating, its highest available rating.

    Mr. McLaughlin received a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and earned his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He also completed Harvard University’s mediation training program for lawyers, as well as training from the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is board-certified as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    Mr. McLaughlin is a member of Mensa International and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Slade McLaughlin

    Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Graduated top 15% of his Class, Villanova University School of Law
    • The Best Lawyers in America since 2003
    • A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Professional of the Year for Personal Injury Law, Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Outstanding Professionals
    • “Top 10” Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers," Philadelphia Magazine’s “Super Lawyers”, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 1988
    • District of Columbia, 1985
    • New Jersey, 1983
    • Pennsylvania, 1982
    • Member, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
    • Member, The American College of Legal Medicine
    • Oversight Committee for PAJ’s statewide Medical Malpractice List Serv.
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Medical Malpractice Legislative Committee Pennsylvania Association For Justice 
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    • Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Mensa Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surger
    • Co-Author, Medico-Legal Chapter, Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery
    • What’s New In Medical Malpractice – Interview with Slade McLaughlin
    • Co-Authored, Civil Practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania


    • Billy Doe vs. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    Educational Background:

    • Ursinus College, Graduating with a B.A. Degree, 1979
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    Office Location for Slade H. McLaughlin

    2005 Market Street, Suite 2300
    One Commerce Square
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 877-847-0897

    Fax: 215-568-4170

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