George V. Laughrun II is the senior partner at GCLLG and has been practicing with the firm since 1982. For 2 years, prior to joining the firm, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County (North Carolina), prosecuting cases in both District and Superior Court.
During his years of practice, Mr. Laughrun has tried over 150 jury trials and cases in all federal courts within this district and in other jurisdictions including: The United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, The North Carolina Court of Appeals, The North Carolina Supreme Court and on December 5, 1983 he was also admitted to practice before The United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Laughrun received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, in 1977, and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, in 1980.
He graduated cum laude from both institutions.
Mr. Laughrun has been a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, as defined by the North Carolina State Bar, since 1991, and has held an "AV" Preeminent rating from members of the Bar and Judiciary for more than 25 years. He concentrates his practice on mostly criminal and DWI cases.
In addition, he is a member of the National College of DWI Defense, the American Bar Association (since 1980), the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He also served on the Mecklenburg County Bar Executive Committee, from 1994 to 1997.
Mr. Laughrun was named one of Charlotte's "toughest lawyers" and profiled in Charlotte Magazine for his work on DWI cases. The Charlotte Observer wrote that in 2004 and 2005, no other attorney obtained more DWI acquittals and dismissals as Mr. Laughrun. Each year since 2005, Mr. Laughrun has been named as one of North Carolina's Super Lawyers by City Magazine. Each year since 2006, he has been named by Business North Carolina as one of North Carolina 's LEGAL ELITE in the area of Criminal Law and DWI cases.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mr. Laughrun was listed in Charlotte Magazine's "Super Lawyer" section as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the state. In addition, Mr. Laughrun was honored by America's Most Honored Professional by the American Registry.
In 2012, Mr. Laughrun was asked to select and serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel to evaluate nominees for the 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.
Recently, Attorney Laughrun earned the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier peer review rating business, having earned a client review score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. Less than 1% of the 900,000 lawyers listed on Martindale-Hubbell have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor or distinction. Mr. Laughrun is now a certified Force Science® Analyst having completed the forty hour Force Science Institute training in May, 2016.
Mr. Laughrun is happily married and has two children, both of whom are practicing attorneys in the Charlotte area. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf at Carmel Country Club where he holds a single digit handicap and was on the Board of Directors from 2009-2013.