40 Under 40: Michael J. McLaughlin, Esq. ’04

by Andrea Walls on May 9, 2020

40 Under 40: Michael J. McLaughlin, Esq. ’04

by Andrea Walls on May 9, 2020

MICHAEL J. MCLAUGHLIN, ESQ. ’04

Age 37

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Pro bono attorney for individuals with disabilities

Philadelphia, Pa.

Michael J. McLaughlin

The Arcadia Perspective

My educational experience at Arcadia gave me the motivation to learn more about the world, to question norms, and to invest in myself. I had great professors who taught me how to tackle challenging issues with a creative thought process. In particular, Dr. Joshua Blustein made an impact on my life by teaching me to think critically and to look at any challenge from a different perspective. 

A Foundation for Success 

As president of the Student Government Organization, I gave a speech during the dedication of the Landman Library. It was my first introduction to public speaking, which has become a large part of my professional career. 

Life Lessons 

Never be afraid to take on new and challenging opportunities. You will learn the most from a challenging and adversarial experience.
 

My educational experience at Arcadia gave me the motivation to learn more about the world, to question norms, and to invest in myself.

- MICHAEL J. MCLAUGHLIN, ESQ. ’04