Meet David McLauchlan
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MLG Managing Partner, David McLauchlan, has been practicing law for over 30 years and concentrates his practice in arbitration and mediation, complex business litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability, and reinsurance law. He has been certified as an Arbitrator by ARIAS-US and received advanced training as a mediator from the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. David has successfully handled numerous major cases throughout the US including matters involving business, Insurance, reinsurance, construction law, professional liability, intellectual property, aviation law and asbestos claims and environmental issues coverage issues. He has tried cases throughout the United States before State and Federal Courts and is the firm's lead trial counsel. He has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network and he has been selected by Illinois Super Lawyers and is AV peer rated as published by Martindale Hubbell. He is a frequent lecturer on litigation, professional liability, and insurance topics.

In 1980, Mr. McLauchlan was elected an equity Partner at the law firm of Lord Bissell & Brook, where he had been practicing since his graduation. That firm is now part of the merged firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP. During his tenure at the firm he served in various leadership roles including as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Department Chairman. In October 2007 he became an equity partner of the newly merged firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP upon its merger with Lord Bissell & Brook to form a 700 plus lawyer firm with offices in 10 U.S. cities and in London. On December 31, 2008 David retired from the firm and in 2009 he founded The McLauchlan Law Group LLC serving as its Managing Partner. His new firm focuses on arbitration and mediation of disputes and business litigation.

In addition to his responsibilities at the firm, Mr. McLauchlan has served as a Board Member of several closely held corporations and is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of East Water Place. Mr. McLauchlan is committed to numerous charitable organizations including The Misericordia Homes Family Association and is a member of the Foundation Board of Special Olympics Illinois. He has handled Pro Bono cases for the Center for Disability and Elder Law and in 2009 he received the Eamon Shannon Award for his work for CDEL clients. Additionally, he currently serves as an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Lawyer Pilot Bar association, American Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

 

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