Professional Biography

Thomas (Tom) J. McLaughlin Of Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8483

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Tom McLaughlin has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of product liability litigation and counseling. He has defended clients in litigation arising from commercial and general aviation accidents and litigation related to medical and recreational products. In addition, Tom has worked with manufacturers on product liability prevention counseling for various types of products and advised clients on state and federal legislation relating to tort and product liability.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Transportation: Aviation Lawyers," 2013 - 2016
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Transportation, 2015 - 2016
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Aviation, 2012 - 2014
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading Aviation Lawyers," 2013 - 2015
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500: Litigation: product liability and mass tort defense - aerospace/aviation, 2015

Professional Leadership

  • ABA Litigation Section’s Mass Torts Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, 2001 - 2004

Related Employment

  • The Boeing Company, Aerodynamicist, 1969 - 1972





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1975
  • The Ohio State University, M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1969
  • The Ohio State University, B.A.A.E., cum laude, 1969