McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C.

Firm Overview

The firm primarily represents individuals seriously injured by medical malpractice, defective products, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, and other personal injury causing conduct.

Example cases

1. Skirpan v Caterpillar Inc.: $16.25 million settlement during third week of trial on behalf of a landfill worker run over by a bulldozer. McLaughlin and Lauricella navigated thorny issues of employer immunity and venue. 2. Fledderman v. Glunk, M.D.: $20.5 million verdict on behalf of the family of a teenage girl who died following out-patient liposuction. The verdict represents the largest punitive damage award in a medical malpractice case in the history of Pennsylvania.

Main Office
One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia  PA  19103
  • (215) 568-1510
  • (215) 568 4170


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
No. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis.
Hourly Rates
All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis.

Office Information

Office Hours
We field e-mails and phone calls 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Office Manager
Cheryl Adam
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

New Jersey Office
100 Century Parkway
Suite 305
Mt. Laurel,  NJ  08054

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We utilize legal support staff judiciously and when appropriate, but the partners are invariably involved in every aspect of the case.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We avail ourselves of mediation and alternative dispute resolution whenever possible, and whenever it is in the best interests of our clients.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We employ a unique team approach in which both partners actively participate in all aspects of the case. We do not hand our clients off to low level associates.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We consider it our obligation to counsel and educate our clients with respect to any legal issues applicable to their cases.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. In fact, we always do.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


Slade McLaughlin

The firm was established in 2011 by Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella, who were partners at, and spent a combined 41 years at, the Beasley Firm, where they practiced alongside iconic trial attorney Jim Beasley in the decades before his death.

We utilize legal support staff judiciously and when appropriate, but the partners are invariably involved in every aspect of the case.

  • Bar Number: 36653
    Pennsylvania , 1982

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