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John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

Member
John D. Laughton, A Professional Law Corporation
215 W. Franklin St., Ste. 411
Monterey, California 93940
Peer Rating
4.5 of 5.0
Client Rating
2.8 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Estate Planning; Elder Law; Wills & Trusts; Real Estate Matters; Trusts & Estates; Wills & Probate
University
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Law School
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D.
Admitted
1978, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
ISLN
905602477
Peer Reviews (12)
AV Rated
4.5/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Trust Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, General Practice, Trusts and Estates and Probate Administration
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
4.5/5
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (12)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12
Known John for almost 50 years, and he's an excellent lawyer; conscientious and ethical
Law firm response:
It is an honor to be recognized by a legal peer for the qualities reflected in this Peer Feedback.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/26/12
John referred a client to me for a bankruptcy. The client was the beneficiary of a spendthrift trust in which the bankruptcy trustee asserted an interest. John provided me with timely analysis regarding the trust and whether the spendthrift provision was valid under California law. His assistance was instrumental in protecting the client's interest in the trust from a motion by the trustee for authority to sell her interest in the trust.
Law firm response:
Working in a collegial manner with other lawyers is critical to achieving success for clients.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/25/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 10/17/12
John is a gentleman and pleasant to work with.
Law firm response:
I have always sought to be collegial and solution oriented with all members of the bench and bar. This personal philosophy has made for a professionally satisfying law practice which in turn has contributed to satisfied clients.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 10/17/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 11/14/12
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
3.4/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 11/12/12
Legal Knowledge
3.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
3.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/02/12
Legal Knowledge
2.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
3.0/5
Communication Ability
3.0/5
Legal Experience
2.0/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Wills & Trusts
2.8 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
3.0
Responsiveness
2.0
Quality of Service
3.0
Value for Money
3.0
  • Data based on 1 reviews
  • Recommended by 1 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 02/12/13
Posted by a on 02/12/13
2.8 out of 5.0  
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