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George McLaughlin

George McLaughlin

1999 Harrison St, 14th Floor, Suite 1440
Oakland, California 94612

Phone(510) 740-0384


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George McLaughlin, MBA, CVA provides expert witness testimony regarding economic damages in personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge, lost profits, business interruption, toxic tort, construction defect, and business valuation cases. He has testified over 160 times in state and federal courts in trail, arbitration and depositions.

According to Ray Coates of Low, Ball & Lynch, "George is an excellent expert witness. He is well prepared, makes a nice impression in front of the jury, and presents technical information in an understandable manner."


Mr. McLaughlin provides expert witness opinions on Economics and Business Damages matters.

Areas of Expertise


Mr. McLaughlin has testified in state and federal courts regarding economic damages for both plaintiff and defense. Evaluated lost earning capacity in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Evaluated life care plans and future medical costs. Evaluated losses in wrongful discharge cases.

Certified in business valuation through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Valued business interests in partnership disputes, estate tax valuation, marital disputes, and California dissolution actions as well as for business planning.

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Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Member, Collegium of Pecuniary Damages Experts
Member, National Association of Forensic Economists

Seminars & Training

Contra Costa Bar Assn: “Making your Intellectual Property Damages Case”
San Francisco Attorney's Office: “Calculating Economic Damages in Tort Cases”
Sonoma County Bar Association: “Evaluating Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases”
Stanislaus County Bar Association: “Basics of Business Valuation” and “Evaluating Damages in Personal Injury Cases”
East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers: “Basics of Business Valuation”
CPDE: Panel discussion – “Business Owner Injured – What Portion of His Income Was Wages and What Portion Was Profit?”
Santa Cruz Bar Association: “Basics of Business Valuation” and “Calculating Personal Injury Damages”
CPDE: “A Brief Survey of Federal Reserve Interest Rate Policy” and “A Critique of Healthy Life Expectancy”
San Francisco Bar Association: “Calculating Personal Injury Damages”


Masters of Business Administration, 1983. University of California at Berkeley. Emphasis in accounting and marketing.
B.A., Applied Mathematics, 1977. University of California at Berkeley. Emphasis in probability and statistics.

Fundamentals of Business Valuation and Business Valuation Update through NACVA; Business Valuation 201 and 202; Valuation of Intangible Property, USPAP and Ethics through the American Society of Appraisers. Credit analysis courses through Mortgage Bankers Association. Seminars through AREA relating to economics and vocational topics.

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