Pancreatic Awareness Day-
Culhane's Irish Pub
Sunday, November 1st 4 - 7 pm; $10 donation receives a complimentary beverage; wear purple attire!
Orlando, FL. -Nov.14th, 2015
FLPCC Summit in Left side of web page for more information
Patrick F. McLaughlin (August 2, 1947 - August 28, 2015)
Administrative Law Judge (Retired)
Mclaughlin attended law school at
St. Louis University and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1974.
He began his law
practice in St. Louis where he worked as an associate for several years.
He moved his family to Olney, Illinois and eventually opened his own law firm,
specializing in Civil and Criminal Trial Practice. He was Board Certified
in 1986 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Pat was elected
Circuit Judge of Second Judicial Circuit, Illinois, in 1986 and served in that
capacity until 1997. During his tenure in Illinois he sat, at times, as a
special judge of the Illinois Court of Appeals. He also taught his fellow
judges Probate Law and Practice and Evidence at the annual Judicial Conference.
In 1997 Pat was
appointed as a U. S. Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security
Administration and assigned to Jacksonville, FL. In 2002 he was appointed National Grievance Chair of
the Association of Administrative Law Judges, and was elected Regional Vice
President in 2004. In 2005 he was appointed Conference Chair of the AALJ
Annual Educational Conference where he served until he resigned that
appointment and his Vice President Office January, 2014.
Pat was one of the
founding members of the FLPCC. He felt that he needed to do something to
give back since he was diagnosed with pancreas cancer in January, 2012. Since
the origination of FLPCC on October 9, 2013, (articles of incorporation), Pat's
leadership, dedication, and passion have helped us raise over $67,500 for local
The Honorable Patrick McLaughlin, 68, passed peacefully August
28, 2015, surrounded by his wife, Julie, and their three grown children, Ryan,
Meghan, and Maureen, after a 3 1/2 year fight with pancreas cancer.