Adjunct Professor of Law
- LLM, 2009, University of San Diego
- JD, 2008, Golden Gate University
- BA, 2005, University of Colorado
Areas of Expertise
Professor McLaughlin teaches ethics for tax professionals.
McLaughlin is the owner of McLaughlin legal, a San Diego tax law firm with an emphasis on civil and criminal tax litigation. He serves as of counsel to the Law Office of Richard Carpenter, where he has represented numerous clients before the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department. McLaughlin is also a frequent lecturer to CPAs on issues of ethics in tax law.
Honors and Affiliations
McLaughlin is co-chair of the Taxation Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. He has served in various leadership positions in the San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Tax Section. McLaughlin belongs to the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court. He was named San Diego’s Top Attorney (Tax) by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine in 2011-12.
McLaughlin’s publications include "Balancing Privacy and Efficiency Under Section 7602: What is 'Reasonable Notice' and Changing IRS Procedures Related to Third-Party Contacts" in 2012 Tax Notes Today, 166-57; "Strategies for Compromising Tax Debts: Three Lesser-Known Techniques May Improve Chances of Making a Deal" in the June issue of Journal of Accountancy (2011).