A lifelong resident of Dutchess County, Ned attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School , class of 1982 , is a 1988 graduate of SUNY New Paltz, and a 1992 graduate of Pace University.  Ned received a Masters of Public Adminstration from Marist College in 2011.  

In 1992, Ned began working as the Dutchess County Assistant District Attorney and in 1995 became the Senior Assistant District Attorney. He served as Justice Court Bureau Chief from 2003 until 2015. Ned was responsible for criminal prosecutions of all levels on NY State Penal Law crimes and focuses on homicides, assaults, robberies, burglaries and arson cases. In 2015, Ned was elected as Dutchess County Court Judge.  In addition, Judge McLoughlin continues to serve as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Marist College where he has taught for more than twenty years.

In his professional career, Judge McLoughlin has been the recipient of many citations and awards including the New York State Police “Williams Associate Honors” award as well as the Dutchess County Sheriff’s office “ Police Benevolent Association President’s Citation” award. 

One of eight children born to Thomas and Theresa McLouglin, all of whom attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Ned remains a strong presence at the school and a steadfast advocate for Catholic Education. As an avid participant at the school’s annual Career Day, Accepted Student Events , and coach of the Lourdes Mock Trial Team, his enthusiasm and support for the present and future of Our Lady of Lourdes and our students is obvious. 

Married to his wife Trish Docherty McLoughlin for  twenty four years, they are the proud parents of four children, Quinn ’11, Meghan ’13, Callan ’15 and Colleen ’19.

Judge McLoughlin remarks ” OLL and Father Dibble prepared me well for a career as a Trial Prosecutor and now as a County Court Judge. My four children had the same fulfilling experience.”