Meet the Personal Injury Lawyers Attorney in Denver, Colorado

Meet George McLaughlin

Denver, CO personal injury lawyer George McLaughlin talks about his path to becoming an attorney.

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i don’t really
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remember how i decided to become a
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lawyer i didn’t have a
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father older brother or sister who was a
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lawyer
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i went to college and i had a liberal
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arts degree
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and i really didn’t know what i was
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going to do with that i was told by my
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advisors in college that
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the only reason you’re in college is to
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prepare yourself for graduate school
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so figure out what you want to do after
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college for continuing your education
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and as i progressed through my
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undergraduate education
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i became more and more interested in
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working in a field where i could
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help people i liked doing things that
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helped people
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and i had the ability to go to law
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school so i took it
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and as i was in law school i found that
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by
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law clerking and summer jobs i had at a
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law firms and
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job i had while i was in law school
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working for a law firm they were
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personal injury law firms
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and i really liked what those people did
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they helped people
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that were injured and and needed someone
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to frankly go after
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usually the big guy the corporation or
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the insurance company
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that was responsible for their injuries
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my practice is focused on product
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liability work
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although i do other types of cases i
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have
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a knack for
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figuring things out i’ve met with
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engineers
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talking about products how they’re
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designed how they’re manufactured
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and i’ve had them ask me well where did
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you
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get your engineering degree that’s why i
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don’t have an engineering degree and
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they’re surprised
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i was meeting with some orthopedic
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surgeons once talking about
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medical devices artificial hips that i
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have a focus on and we were in this
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meeting
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with myself and two or three other
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orthopedic surgeons for about
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45 minutes and one of them said where’d
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you get your
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medical training he thought i was a
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surgeon
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he didn’t know i was an attorney so i i
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take pride in the fact that i can figure
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things out and understand them
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any product that fails i usually know
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more about the product
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than the people whose depositions i’m
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taking to work for the company
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that made the product

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