Chester B. McLaughlin, J.D.

Chester "Chip" McLaughlin

Chester B. McLaughlin, JD, practices in the areas of elder, mental health and probate law. Chester B. McLaughlin is an “AV” rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubble. Based on peer review, he has been named in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers in the field of elder law for eight years and named in “Top Lawyers in Phoenix” in the field of elder law in Phoenix Magazine for 2006.

He is a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who. Mr. McLaughlin has written and lectured extensively in his areas of practice. Mr. McLaughlin has been practicing law in Arizona since 1983. In addition to many years of private practice in elder law, his past legal experience includes criminal prosecution, representation of the Arizona State Hospital as an Assistant Attorney General, and providing medical/legal representation for Samaritan Health Services. Mr. McLaughlin’s professional associations include:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Current member; former member of public policy committee
  • Arizona Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Current member; former president and vice president; Chapter member of the year for 1996 and 2006; member of public policy committee and former chair
  • Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association: Former board member and secretary; former member and chair of the public policy committee; board member of the year for 1998; former volunteer of the month Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association: former board member; former member of public policy committee
  • Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee to the Governor’s Council on Aging: former chair
  • Governor’s Council on Aging: former member
  • Prescott Estate Planning Council: current member
  • Prescott Elder Abuse Council: former member
  • Prescott Community Partners for Comfort Care: current board member
  • Prescott Meals on Wheels: former board member
  • Prescott Area Boys to Men: board president
  • Arizona Medicaid Planning Council: current member
  • Arizona State Bar Probate and Trust Section: current member
  • Arizona State Bar Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section: Current member
  • Special Needs Alliance: former member
  • Community Partnership for Comfort Care (CPCC): Former board member; current member