Joseph M. McLaughlin
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
October 17, 1990 – March 20, 1998
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Lawrence Pierce|
|Succeeded by||Chester Straub|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
September 28, 1981 – October 17, 1990
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Sterling Johnson|
March 22, 1933|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 2013
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fordham University
New York University
Born in Brooklyn, New York, he received an A.B. from Fordham College in 1954, and was a Captain the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1955 to 1957. He then received a LL.B. from Fordham University School of Law in 1959, and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1964. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1959 to 1961 at what is now Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He worked as a law professor at Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan from 1961 to 1971. In 1971, McLaughlin became Dean of Fordham Law School, a position he held for ten years.
On July 29, 1981, McLaughlin was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1981, and received his commission on September 28, 1981. On July 10, 1990, President George H. W. Bush nominated McLaughlin for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Lawrence Warren Pierce. McLaughlin's was confirmed to the court of appeals by the United States Senate on October 12, 1990, and received commission on October 17, 1990. He assumed senior status on March 20, 1998, but continued to hear cases in that capacity.
In addition to serving as a judge, since 1982, McLaughlin was an adjunct professor of law at St. John's University School of Law and Fordham University School of Law. His publications included numerous works on the law of evidence and civil procedure. Judge McLaughlin co-authored Cases and Methods on New York Practice. He was the author of Practice Commentaries for McKinney's New York CPLR and the PLI Monograph on Evidence. He was also the editor-in-chief of Federal Practice Guide (Matthew Bender), and of Weinstein’s Evidence (Matthew Bender).
- "Fordham Law Mourns Passing of Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin ’59". Fordham University. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- Joseph M. McLaughlin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|New seat||Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit