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Kevan P. McLaughlin

As the founder of McLaughlin Legal, San Diego tax attorney Kevan P. McLaughlin focuses his practice on all aspects of Federal and California tax law, with a special emphasis on representing taxpayers in civil and criminal tax litigation and controversy cases. 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 the Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school 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 a Dean’s List student for five semesters and graduated at the top of his law school class.

Upon graduating from law school, Kevan moved to San Diego, California to attend 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.

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 Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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.

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ph: (858) 678-0061
fax: (858) 345-3313
e: kevan@mclaughlinlegal.com

5151 Shoreham Place
Suite 265
San Diego, California 92122

Education

LL.M in Taxation – University of San Diego School of Law

J.D. – Golden Gate University School of Law

B.A. (Political Science) – University of Colorado, Boulder

B.A. (Economics with Special International Emphasis) – University of Colorado, Boulder

 

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Address: 5151 Shoreham Place, Suite 265

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Education

LL.M in Taxation – University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. – Golden Gate University School of Law
B.A. (Political Science) – University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. (Economics with Special International Emphasis) – University of Colorado, Boulder

Memberships

California State Bar, Taxation Section
U.S. Tax Court
San Diego County Bar, Tax Section
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association, Taxation Section
Federal Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

Editor, California Journal of Tax Litigation (2014 - Present)
State Bar of California Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Executive Committee (2013 – Present)
San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Co-Chair (2011 – 2013)
San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Tax Section, Co-Chair (2011 – 2012)
San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Tax Section, Secretary (2010)