About Our Firm


My practice is focused primarily on business planning and estate planning. In addition to my law degree I have an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and spent over two years working in the tax department of a Major Accounting Firm in Washington, DC., and I am also a licensed insurance agent for health, life and long term care insurance policies in Virginia. So whether or not you’re just starting out or you’re an established business trying to figure out the best way to pass it on to the next generation I can help guide your business and family along the way as a trusted advisor.

I only work with families that I feel comfortable with and who in turn feel comfortable with me since I strongly believe that your estate plan should be custom fit to your needs and expectations. This can only be accomplished if I understand your goal’s, wishes and desires. As a result I often forge lifelong relationships with my clients and their families.

I am married, and live with my wife Michele, son Michael and our two rescue dog’s Lucy and Jovi in Fairfax, Virginia. My oldest daughter Megan is a teacher and work’s for the Park’s Department in Leesburg, VA. and my youngest daughter Kathleen is a Professional Firefighter in Chesterfield, VA.

Court’s to which I am Admitted 

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

 Professional Membership’s

  • Member of the Virginia State Bar since 1978
    • Section memberships:
      • Business Law Section
      • Criminal Law Section
      • Family Law Section
      • General Practice Section
      • Health Law Section
      • Litigation Section
      • Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Certified Court Appointed Attorney
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Member of the Virginia Guardian Ad Litem Association
  • Member of the McLain Estate Planning Council
  • Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Additional Licenses 

  • Licensed as an Insurance Agent in Virginia to sell Health, Life and Long Term Care Policies.

Academic Background 

George Mason University School of Law

  • J.D. August 1978
  • Arlington, VA 
  • Concentration in Taxation

Iona College

  • B.B.A. in Accounting, June 1974
  • New Rochelle, NY  

The Law Offices of Anthony W. McLaughlin assist clients with various legal matters in Chester, Virginia as well as the cities of Fairfax, Bristow, Clifton, Centreville, Nokesville, Gainesville, Catharpin, Fairfax Station, Merrifield and Chantilly and Prince William and Fairfax Counties.

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