Margaret W. McLaughlin

Margaret W. McLaughlin


New Orleans




  • Tulane University Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University, BS in International Politics, 2010, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

“Be a catalyst for change.” This simple phrase drives Margaret to do her best work for her colleagues and her clients. Since her work as an elementary school teacher at a high-needs, year-round school, Margaret has always refused to quit in the hard hours because people rely on her. Margaret is a creative, strategic planner who is adaptable, personable, and passionate. She thrives on building relationships and has a natural teaching disposition, which means clients can expect a knowledgeable and genuine experience when working with her. Margaret is at her best when she is in the thick of a case, collaborating with her teammates, working diligently with her clients to deliver the best possible outcome. No matter the obstacle, Margaret is ready to face each client’s unique case with a listening ear and a relentless work ethic.

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the Order of the Coif, Tulane 34 (University-wide award for academic excellence, service & leadership)
  • Tulane Law Review, Vols. 91 & 92
  • Dean’s Medal for best in class third year academic performance
  • Ettinger Award for excellence in civil litigation program
  • Awards for highest grade for criminal law, civil procedure & immigration law
  • Dean’s Scholarship

Previous Experience

  • Rule XX Student Attorney in Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic
  • Summer clerk at Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office Appeals Department

Pro Bono

  • The Pro Bono Project, 2017-2018