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Atty. John Dudley Laughton, Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA


John is committed to providing personalized estate planning services in a highly ethical, professional, solution oriented, and cost effective manner. In addition to providing timely and high quality legal services, he is committed to educating the community about important estate planning issues through public seminars. Mr. Laughton also has a legal background in business and real estate matters and was appointed to the City of Del Rey Oaks Planning Commission and served between 1985 and 1992. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of Vietnam in 1971-1972. Mr. Laughton was born in Carmel, CA and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, CA.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law


  • Free Consultation
    One hour on estate planning matters
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MC
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $350/hr. - Most legal work is performed on a mutually agreed fixed fee basis
  • Education

    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctor (1978) | Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP)Tutor.
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    University of California, Berkeley
    B.A. (1971) | Legal, Economic and Philosophical Avenues of Change
    Honors: Distinction in General Scholarship
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    42 years of experience


    Estate Planning
    215 W. Franklin St., Suite 411
    Monterey, CA 93940
    Telephone: (831) 649-1122
    Telephone: (831) 649-1122
    Fax: (831) 649-0566