University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1978, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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).