Judge Profile

Joseph M. McLaughlin

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct professor, St. John's University Law School, 1982 to 1997
  • Adjunct professor, Fordham University, 1981 to 1990
  • Faculty, Fordham University School of Law, 1961 to 1981
  • Dean, Fordham University School of Law, 1971 to 1981
  • Private law practice, New York firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel., 1959 to 1961
  • Captain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1955 to 1957
  • United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York, 1990

Biographical Data:

  • Native of Brooklyn. United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ; he assumed senior status in 1998.


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1964
  • LL.B., Fordham University School of Law, 1959
  • B.A., Fordham College, 1954
  • LL.D., Mercy College and Fordham University


  • Cases and Methods on New York Practice
  • McKinney's New York CPLR and the PLI Monograph on Evidence.
  • Federal Practice Guide (Matthew Bender), and of Weinstein's Evidence (Matthew Bender).