FORMER EMERGENCY ROOM NURSE
Kathleen McLaughlin, has been a licensed attorney for over 20 years. She worked her way through law school while working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent's Hospital and Trauma Center in New York City. Her invaluable experience spans over two decades from the AIDS pandemic to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack on the WTC.
While continuing her work as an ER nurse, Kathleen opened her law practice in 2002, using her medical knowledge and experience as a foundation for specialization in Personal Injury law. Kathleen has since expanded her practice to also include Workers' Compensation, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estates, Wills and Professional License Defense of Healthcare workers.
Kathleen is known for her unique blending of medical knowledge and legal expertise and consistently provides her clients with maximum compensation for their injuries and a smoothe transition through the litigation process.
TRANSPARENT TEAM APPROACH WITH CLIENTS
Kathleen and her clients work as a team to achieve a favorable outcome. She involves clients during every step of litigation and communicates with clients on a regular basis by telephone, text and e-Mail.
Clients who suffer an injury, file for Divorce, or who are making their Will, want to tell their story and feel that they are being heard and understood. Assuring the client that they are being listened to, heard and respected, maintains the client's sense of self and gives them a sense of control in their representation and outcome of their case. Kathleen is consistently accessible to her clients and their families. She encourages clients to contact her on a regular basis by not billing for client phone calls, texts or e-Mails, in order to keep the lines of attorney-client communication open.
PERSONAL INJURY: "I'm a motor vehicle accident victim myself..."
I understand my clients' pain, frustration and fears first hand. By combining my own experience with my medical and legal expertise, I provide consistent, outstanding representation, which results in maximum compensation for my clients' pain, suffering and financial losses.
- I personally and quickly evaluate your medical records and case.
- I interpret and explain your X-ray, CT Scan and MRI results.
- I accept and win complicated cases rejected by other attorneys.
- I have decades of hands on medical and legal experience enabling me to quickly build a strong case that wins you the just compensation you deserve.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION: Kathleen also uses her medical and legal expertise to win awards for injured workers against their employers, third party defendants, third party defendants' employers, and government entities. A third party is a person other than your employer, who caused your injuries while you were at work. These complaints are filed in Superior Court in New Jersey and in the Supreme Court in New York City and New York State. Complaints against state or government agencies in New Jersey are filed under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act/ Title 59 and in New York, with the New York Court of Claims. Both states require filing within 90 days of the incident. Kathleen's years of experience working shoulder to shoulder with doctors and other medical experts has given her the unique ability to educate the Court on the nature and severity of her clients' injuries to the Court for maximum compensation.
ESTATES/PROBATE/WILLS: Kathleen values and settles estates for clients following the death of a loved one after Probating the Will and obtaining Letters Testamentary once the client is appointed Executor of the estate. Kathleen also files applications for clients to be appointed Administrator of an "intestate" estate for the client, when the family member or loved one has died without a Will. In the hospital or healthcare setting, Kathleen creates necessary documents such as the Advance Directive or "Living Will" and assignment of Health Care Proxy/Personal Representative for Healthcare, to protect the client's or their loved one's right to receive or refuse medical treatment. Kathleen further guides clients and families through the often avoided and uncomfortable process of making their own Last Will and Testament. As an experienced frontline health professional and family caregiver, Kathleen has a unique first hand appreciation of the importance of having your affairs in order BEFORE you or your loved one requires in hospital care or is in crisis. With Kathleen's expert and compassionate support, you and your loved ones will feel safe and confident and your financial and healthcare decisions will be informed and as "painless" as possible.
DIVORCE /DIVORCE MEDIATION / FATHERS' RIGHTS: Mother and Fathers' rights representated for No -Fault, Uncontested Divorce, Name Change, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Modication of Child Support and Alimony. Kathleen is also a professionally trained Divorce Mediator and offers "no Court" economical and stress free alternatives to obtaining your Divorce, Child Support, Alimony, Pension Benefits and Marital Property Settlement.
*Our office maintains CDC, state and local guidelines to safely and seamlessly serve our clients. We conduct telephone, virtual and in person consultations with our New Jersey and New York clients.