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Anne McClorey McLaughlin

Phone: 248.489.4100
Fax: 248.489.1726

Anne McClorey McLaughlin concentrates her practice in municipal law and litigation. She has represented and advised local governments and special purpose agencies for more than 30 years. In that time, she has developed expertise in litigation and trial of claims involving civil and constitutional rights, land use and zoning, police misconduct, use of force, discrimination, wrongful termination, and actions under the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts, to name a few. Ms. McLaughlin deftly handles a wide variety of issues in governmental and elected official liability at every level of the state and federal court systems in Michigan. She has argued before the Michigan Supreme Court and U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As a municipal attorney and former municipal prosecutor, Ms. McLaughlin has litigated numerous issues of municipal ordinance law, while serving as advisor to police departments. She is skilled at drafting ordinances and policies, reviewing contracts and advising municipalities on an array of legal matters. Ms. McLaughlin has advised councils and boards on ordinance enforcement, land use and planning, construction projects, personal and real property tax and regulatory issues, special assessments, election law, relationships with other governmental agencies, water and sewer issues, legislative amendments and updates, and many other aspects of municipal operations.

 

Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • General Municipal Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Employment and Labor

Education

  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1987
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1984

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Public Corporation and Litigation Sections
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mediation Tribunal Association
  • Case Evaluation Panelist, serving the Wayne County Circuit Court and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Publications / Presentations

  • Featured speaker at MMRMA's training workshop, "Sewer Back Ups: A Practical Guide to Public Act 222"
  • Author, "Michigan Tests Limits of Marijuana for Medical Use," The Risk Journal, Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, June 2010
  • Author, "Michigan and Federal Electronic Discovery Rules," Public Risk Management Association-Michigan Chapter Newsletter, June 2009
  • Presenter, "Policing the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act," Sponsored by Leelanau County, Michigan Planning Commission, Suttons Bay, Michigan, May 2011
  • Presenter, "Policing Problems with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act," Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Spring Workshop, Lansing, Michigan, March 2011
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," Independent Insurance Agents of Oakland County, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, January 2011
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," Michigan Community College Risk Management Authority, Fall Quarterly Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, November 2010
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," Insurance Association of Metropolitan Detroit, Farmington Hills, Michigan , October 2010
  • Presenter, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, Joint Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, September 2010
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," CPCU Society-Greater Detroit Chapter/Risk and Insurance Management Society-Detroit Chapter, Farmington Hills, Michigan, May 2010
  • Panelist, Open Carry of Firearms in Michigan, Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, Lansing, Michigan, April 2010
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, Administrative Advisory Committee, Livonia, Michigan, April 2010
  • Presenter, "Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: Cutting Through the Smoke," Public Risk Management Association-Michigan Chapter, Spring Educational Program, Lansing, Michigan, March 2010
  • Presenter, Family Medical Leave Act Update, Public Risk Management Association-Michigan Chapter, Summer Conference, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan, July 2009
  • Presenter, "Public Act 222, Sewage Disposal Event Liability," Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, Livonia, Michigan, February 2009
  • Co-Instructor, "Freedom of Information Act, Electronic Discovery and Document Retention," Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, September 2008
  • Co-Presenter, "What the Court Said," Michigan Legal Update, Public Risk Management Association-Michigan Chapter, Cadillac, Michigan, July 2007
  • Presenter, "ADA, EEOC and How They Interact With Workers’ Comp," Michigan Legal Update, Public Risk Management Association-Michigan Chapter, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan, July 2011
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