John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

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  • Member at John D. Laughton, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 215 W. Franklin St., Ste. 411, Monterey, CA 93940
  • 4.5/5.0 (12)
    100% Recommended (1)
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Areas of Practice (6)

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wills & Probate

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1978
Admission:
1978, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
ISLN:
905602477
Hobbies & interests:
Mr. Laughton is a member of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army - Monterey Peninsula Corps He has served on the Boy Scouts of America, Monterey Bay Area Council Board of Directors for the past 26 years, and is an Eagle Scout, a former Cubmaster (Pack 38) and Assistant Scoutmaster (Troop 2). He has served on the Chartwell School Board of Trustees, and on the All Saints' Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees (1998 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present). He was appointed to the City of Del Rey Oaks Planning Commission and served between 1985 and 1992. He is active in other community affairs and enjoys pro bono legal work for non-profit organizations. He served in the U.S. Army (Vietnam, 1971-1972).

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (12)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Trust Planning on 11/07/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Estate Administration on 11/07/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Estate Planning on 11/07/12

    Known John for almost 50 years, and he's an excellent lawyer; conscientious and ethical

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    Known John for almost 50 years, and he's an excellent lawyer; conscientious and ethical

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    It is an honor to be recognized by a legal peer for the qualities reflected in this Peer Feedback.

  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/26/12 in Estate Planning 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...

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    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.

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    Working in a collegial manner with other lawyers is critical to achieving success for clients.

  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/25/12 in Estate Planning on 10/25/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning on 10/17/12

    John is a gentleman and pleasant to work with.

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    John is a gentleman and pleasant to work with.

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    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.

  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning on 10/17/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning on 10/17/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/14/12 in General Practice on 11/14/12

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  • John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

    4.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12 in Trusts and Estates on 10/17/12

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