William T. McLaughlin II

    Contact Information:
  • Phone: 559-228-6700
  • Fax: 559-228-6727
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    Special Recognition:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Northern California Super Lawyer


Mr. McLaughlin has over 25 years of experience representing clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and has successfully tried over 50 jury trials. He has received the highest peer review rating (AV) and, for the past 8 years, he has been voted a Northern California ‘Super Lawyer’ (representing the top 5% of lawyers in Northern California).

Mr. McLaughlin’s clients range from large, multi-national Fortune 500 companies to local businesses. He is occasionally retained by other law firms as an expert witness or to assist on matters within his expertise.

Mr. McLaughlin joined the firm in 2011.


  • Univ. of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1984)
  • California Baptist College, Riverside, California (B.S.-Public Administration/B.A.- History, 1981)

Admitted to Practice

  • All State Courts Within the State of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

Professional Activities/Affiliations/Memberships

  • Board Certified, Civil Pretrial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Charter Fellow Member, The Litigation Counsel of America
  • Past-President/ Board Member, ABTL, San Joaquin Chapter
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel


Mr. McLaughlin is an adjunct professor at the local San Joaquin College of Law and is frequently asked to speak at MCLE events on topics relating to real estate and litigation. He was a presenter at the 2008 State Bar Annual Convention and a program speaker at the Real Property Law Section’s 2009 Annual Meeting.