Joseph M. McLaughlin

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Joseph Michael McLaughlin
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
March 20, 1998 – August 8, 2013
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
October 17, 1990 – March 20, 1998
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Lawrence W. Pierce
Succeeded by Chester J. Straub
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
September 28, 1981 – October 18, 1990
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Sterling Johnson, Jr.
Personal details
Born Joseph Michael McLaughlin
(1933-03-20)March 20, 1933
Brooklyn, New York
Died August 8, 2013(2013-08-08) (aged 80)
Queens, New York
Education Fordham University A.B., LL.B.
New York University School of Law LL.M.

Joseph Michael McLaughlin (March 20, 1933 – August 8, 2013) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Fordham College in 1954, and was a Captain the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1955 to 1957. He then received a Bachelor of Laws from Fordham University School of Law in 1959, and a Master of Laws 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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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. His service terminated on October 18, 1990, due to elevation to the Second Circuit.[1]

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 Judge Lawrence Warren Pierce. He was confirmed 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.[1]

Other service[edit]

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).

Death[edit]

McLaughlin died at a nursing home of pneumonia in 2013.[2][3][4]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1981–1990
Succeeded by
Sterling Johnson, Jr.
Preceded by
Lawrence W. Pierce
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1990–1998
Succeeded by
Chester J. Straub