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Kevan P McLaughlin

Kevan P McLaughlin

Tax Lawyer
McLaughlin Legal
San Diego, CA
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Attorney Biography

As the founder of McLaughlin Legal, San Diego tax attorney Kevan P. McLaughlin focuses his practice on all aspects of Federal and California tax law, with a special emphasis on representing taxpayers in civil and criminal tax litigation and controversy cases. Originally from Colorado, Kevan attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. There he double majored in Political Science and Economics with a Special International Emphasis.

After his undergraduate, Kevan moved to San Francisco, California to attend the Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school he specialized in tax law, earning a Specialization Certificate in Tax Law with distinction. Kevan also served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and co-authored an article published in its thirty-eighth volume. Kevan was a teaching assistant to a leading scholar in the area of comparative Constitutional law, and was recognized for a variety of other achievements including a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law. Kevan was a Dean’s List student for five semesters and graduated at the top of his law school class.

Upon graduating from law school, Kevan moved to San Diego, California to attend the Graduate Tax Law Program at the University of San Diego School of Law. There he earned his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M), the highest educational degree in tax law, and received a Graduate Law Merit Scholarship.

As a San Diego tax attorney, Kevan has worked with the California State Board of Equalization Taxpayer Appeals Assistance Program, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, and the San Diego County Bar Association’s U.S. Tax Court Pro Bono Program.

In 2009, 2010, and 2012, Kevan was recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript’s annual peer nomination program as one of only a handful of top young attorneys throughout San Diego County. The San Diego Metropolitan Magazine listed him as a top San Diego tax attorney in 2011 and 2012. Kevan has also held a leadership position within the San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Tax Section, and is a past Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Taxation Section.

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California State Bar
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University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Golden Gate University School of Law

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Taxation Law
State Bar of California


California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section

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Kevan P McLaughlin
McLaughlin Legal
6265 Greenwich Dr. 100
San Diego, CA 92122
Office: 858-678-0061

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Specialty Certification Information

Taxation Law Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Taxation Law - Lawyers certified as specialists in taxation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of law.

The CBLS defines the term taxation law as encompassing the "field of law involving the Internal Revenue Code and other federal, state and local tax statutes and interpretive material in connection with matters in which issues of taxation are significant."