Eric E. McLauchlin, Esquire

Eric E. McLauchlin, Esquire. has been practicing law in Harford County since 1995 and is a founding partner of Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC in Bel Air. He graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University and is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. 

Eric served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County for one year prior to beginning a career assisting clients in business matters, contracts, real estate development, estate planning and employment law matters in a full-service Harford County business practice. 

Eric’s practice includes advice on business formation, structures, sales, mergers and acquisitions. He regularly prepares agreements related to the protection, use and transfer of intellectual property, as well as contracts to achieve business planning goals. Eric routinely assists with governmental relations between his clients, Harford County and its municipalities, particularly where economic development efforts and doing business with Aberdeen Proving Ground are concerned.

As a compliment to the business services he provides, Eric advises individuals, families and business owners on estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, wealth preservation, succession management and estate administration. Eric also matches his business practice with employment advice and litigation, assisting managers and employers with matters related to Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage payment issues, employment torts, employment contracts, employee handbooks, disputes related to restrictive employment covenants and other employment issues. 

Eric is broadly involved in economic development efforts within the region.  He was several times appointed to and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB).     Eric is a past President of the Board of Directors for the Harford County Chamber of Commerce and has served in leadership roles on its Board, Executive Committee and Legislative Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Route 40 Business Association, as well as the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), and the Chesapeake branch of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

Eric also dedicates considerable time to civic, charitable and community activities. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Support our Heroes.  He also supports educational causes, serving as a member of the University System of Maryland Foundation Board and the Harford Community College Foundation Board.  He is a former member and President of the Salisbury University Alumni Board.   Eric has also served on the Board of Harford Hospice and the Harford County Sheriff’s Fund.  He has supported his daughters’ dancing aspirations by serving on the Board of Directors of the Harford Ballet Company. He is the former Chairperson of the Harford County Family Branch Board of the YMCA and was its 2003 volunteer of the year. Eric is a graduate and former Board Member of the Harford Leadership Academy and has been selected from among the Academy’s alumni as one if its Top Twenty Leaders.

Eric and his wife, Tracey, reside in Fallston with their daughters.