Katherine D. Laughman


E-mail: klaughman@k-plaw.com
Phone: 617.556.0007
Practice Areas: General Municipal, Land Use

Attorney Katherine Laughman’s practice focuses on land use, with particular specialties in telecommunications law and marijuana regulation. In this capacity, she provides counsel to municipalities on all aspects of state and federal land use law, including zoning, subdivision control, historic preservation, environmental matters and zoning enforcement. She is an experienced litigator, frequently representing clients in state and federal courts before administrative boards, primarily on land use matters.

Katherine is a frequent speaker on the emerging area of marijuana regulation. In addition to presenting at numerous local public forums and hearings related to marijuana regulation, Katherine has also been an invited speaker at the following public events, speaking on panels along with members of the Cannabis Control Commission.

  • Stoughton Wellness Coalition, January 27, 2017
  • North Shore Regional Policy Makers Forum, ApPril 28, 2017
  • Northern Middlesex Council of Governments – Citizen Planner Training Collaborative Workshop, November 1, 2017
  • Old Colony Planning Council – Citizen Planner Training Workshop November 14, 2017
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting and Tradeshow, January 19, 2018 (jointly presenting with Commissioner Kay Doyle and Chief of the Attorney General’s Central Massachusetts Division, Margaret Hurley)
  • Citizen Planner Training Collaborative Annual Conference, March 17, 2018 (jointly presenting with Commissioner Kay Doyle)

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

  • Western New England University – sponsored by the Social Law Library, May 16, 2018 (jointly presenting with Commissioners Britte McBride and Shaleene Title)
  • Merrimack Valley Regional Planning Commission – date TBD


Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston, MA
Law Clerk, Honorable Judge Andre Gelinas, 2003-2005

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, New England Chapter

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude,2003
Executive Editor, BYU Journal of Public Law

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Music, 2000