Chester (Chip) McLaughlin JD

Chester (Chip) B. McLaughlin, JD, has been practicing law in Arizona since 1983, and for over thirty years exclusively in the areas of law listed under the section entitled “Areas of Legal Practice” on this website. Mr. 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 ten years. He is a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who. Mr. McLaughlin has also written and lectured extensively in his areas of practice.


In addition to many years of private practice in elder law, his past legal experience includes criminal defense and prosecution, representation of the Arizona State Hospital as an Assistant Attorney General, and serving as a medical/legal attorney in the Risk Management Department  for Samaritan Health Services in Phoenix. Mr. McLaughlin’s past and present professional associations include:

  • Former member and Treasurer of the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the Arizona State Bar
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1992: 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 Partnership for Comfort Care: former 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
  • Special Needs Alliance: former member
  • Former Member of Hospice of the Valley and Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital Ethics Committees