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Kevan P McLaughlin

Tax Lawyer
McLaughlin Legal, APC
San Diego, CA
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Attorney Biography

At McLaughlin Legal, APC, we're proud to introduce Kevan P. McLaughlin, the driving force and managing partner behind our firm. Kevan brings a wealth of experience as a Certified Tax Law Specialist, with an unwavering dedication to providing top-notch legal services in San Diego.

Your Trusted San Diego Tax Attorney

Kevan's legal practice centers on Federal and California tax law, making him your go-to expert in all tax-related matters. His extensive knowledge covers a broad spectrum of tax issues, but his true passion lies in representing taxpayers facing both civil and criminal tax disputes.

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 law school where 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 also a Dean’s List student for five semesters and graduated at the top of his law school class.  

Kevan also attended 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.  Today he is also a California State Bar Certified Tax Law Specialist.

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, 2012, and 2013, 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, and the San Diego Business Journal has listed him in its Best of the Bar award in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Kevan has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,  2021,  2022, 2023, and 2024.  

Kevan has held a leadership position within the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Tax Section, is a past Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Taxation Section, and past Editor of the California Journal of Tax Litigation.  He previously served on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association ("CLA") Taxation Section and lectures a course, "Ethics for Accountants," at San Diego State University ("SDSU").

Practice Areas

Tax Law (100%)

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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

San Diego State University

McLaughlin Legal, APC
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University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Golden Gate University School of Law

University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Boulder
BA (Political Science)

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Taxation Law
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California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section

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Kevan P McLaughlin
McLaughlin Legal, APC
5151 Shoreham Place 120
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."