Eric E. McLauchlin

Founding Partner

Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC.

Eric E. McLauchlin 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, business development, contracts and agreements related to the protection, use and transfer of intellectual property. 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.

Eric is broadly involved in economic development efforts within the region. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Slavie Federal Savings Bank. He was appointed to and currently serves as the Chair of the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). Eric is the immediate 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 was appointed to Harford County’s BRAC Preparedness Advisory Commission (BPAC) and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Route 40 Business Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), the Chesapeake branch of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), and the Northeastern Maryland University Research Park, Inc. (NMURP).

Eric also dedicates considerable time to civic, charitable and community activities. Eric is a former member and President of the Salisbury University Alumni Board. He currently serves on the Board of The Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House and supports his daughters’ dancing aspirations by serving on the Board of the Harford Ballet Company. He is the former Chair 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.

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