Maurice W. McLaughlin is a founding member of McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. He handles a wide range of matters including complex negotiations, litigation and transactions. Maurice leads the firm’s litigation practice. Maurice is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court. He has practiced in state, federal and administrative courts throughout the Northeast. Maurice has also been named a "Super Lawyer,” which is awarded to only five percent of attorneys in the State.*
Maurice brings a broad legal background from his many years as a litigator, prior to which he served with the Superior Court of New Jersey in Hudson County as a law clerk for Judges Barbara A. Curran and Frances L. Antonin. Maurice has considerable experience as a litigator, both in trying and arbitrating cases, and negotiating settlements.
Maurice also serves as a mediator. He mediates disputes between private parties and is appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey to matters being litigated there. The Superior Court has also appointed Maurice as a mentor to train new mediators. Maurice also serves as an arbitrator for the Supreme Court of New Jersey's Fee Arbitration Committee.
Maurice was an adjunct professor with the Public Administration Institute of Farleigh Dickinson University from 1999 through 2012, teaching courses in law, ethics and communications. Maurice served as a United States Naval officer when he participated in Operation Earnest Will during the Iran-Iraq Tanker War. Maurice also served as a United States Merchant Marine officer.
Maurice received his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business from Mount Saint Mary's University where he played on the rugby team. He received his juris doctor from New York Law School, cum laude, where he served as an editor on the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights. He received an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. He is a graduate of the Morris Pashman Inn of Court.
Maurice is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a member of its commercial and employment law sections. Maurice was chair of the Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee from 2006 through 2010. Maurice is also a member of the Passaic County Bar Association and serves on its Civil Practice Committee. Maurice is also a Trustee of the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, serving Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Belleville, New Jersey. Maurice is also a leader with Boy Scout Troop 22, of St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Maurice is a commissioner on the Bloomfield Commission Human and Civil Rights.
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