Law Office of Kathleen E. McLaughlin, LLC



"Firefighters never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved."

In Memory of

Captain John J. McLaughlin

Firefighters Kathleen McLaughlin

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 "genes" for caring for others from her grandmother, Mary "Jean" McLaughlin,  who was also a nurse.  

Once You're a Nurse, You Can do Anything

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 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 a member of  the New Jersey and New York State Bar.

Kathleen received her clinical nursing education at  Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 168 th St., New York City.  She holds Bachelor  of  Science  degrees  in Healthcare / Business Administration  from St. Peter's University and in Nursing from Villanova University. Kathleen is a proud inductee of the  Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. 

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 performed pro bono work with Monmouth County Legal Aid. She continues to practice as a nurse when her schedule allows. 

Kathleen has wisely built her law practice on the advocacy principles she relied on as a nurse - she represents her clients, as she and members of her family, would want to be represented.


In Memory of  Mary L. Mathews, RN   

Magnificent Latina, mentor and lifelong "blood friend" from which all good things came...


I am greatful to my lifelong friend and mentor, Mary Luz Mathews, RN, meant for more and now gone from this world, but through which all good came.