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Jathan P. McLaughlin

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Assistant: Josie Uong

Jathan is a litigator who enjoys working in a wide variety of practice areas.  He frequently represents licensed professionals in malpractice as well as board actions.  He also works for insurance carriers in bad faith claims and represents insureds in a variety of settings.  Additionally, he works in a variety of venues from Tribal Court to administrative forums on behalf of his clients.  Jathan has handled a number of different types of cases including professional malpractice, bad faith, automobile accidents, UM/UIM claims, premises liability, product defect, regulatory, and tribal matters.

After growing up in St. Louis, Jathan moved to the Phoenix area and has lived here ever since.  He attended Arizona State University for both his undergraduate degree and his Juris doctorate. Jathan has presented at conferences in the Western United States on topics including discovery and UM/UIM coverage issues.  He was nominated as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2015 – 2018.



  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Arizona State University, B.A. cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona Bar, 2010
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 2010 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2022
Representative Experience
  • Prevailed on numerous dispositive motions on behalf of attorneys accused of malpractice.
  • Assisted in defending bad faith trial in District Court, obtaining a defense verdict.
  • Drafted appellate briefs in multiple malpractice and other matters, obtaining strong results for clients in all instances.
  • Drafted numerous successful motions for summary judgment on bad faith claims in District Court and Superior Court.
  • Litigated numerous administrative hearings on behalf of State Agency before the Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Prevailed on a client’s breach of contract claim based upon the sale of a business.

Presentations & Publications

  • Judicial Logrolling, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 443, with F. A. Hessick, 2013 
  • Update on Arizona Insurance Law, ACIC General Counsel Seminar, July 2016
  • The New Civil Rules and the Impact on Insurers, ACIC General Counsel Seminar, July 2017
  • Presentation on recent changes in spoliation law across the country, October 5, 2022
  • Presentation on recent trends in spoliation case law, October 20, 2022
  • Organized and conducted a “Deposition College” for claims adjusters, October 2022