Craig R. McClellan '76 of the McClellan Law Firm in San Diego, California, specializes in high stakes litigation throughout California and the United States. He handles a variety of complex personal injury cases involving brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, defective products and product liability. He also handles business litigation, representing owners, partners, buyers, sellers and shareholders who have been harmed.
Having obtained more than 120 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each, Mr. McClellan has achieved national recognition for his success. He is the only San Diego personal injury attorney voted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group of the top 100 Plaintiffs lawyers in the United States. He is also a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been featured on commercial and public radio and television programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the McNeil/-Lehrer Report, as well as in the national news.
Among other distinctions, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and 2010 President of the San Diego Chapter, a master of the American Inns of Court, a member and former Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, as well as a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. Mr. McClellan has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2010, 2014 and 2019. He has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Craig graduated magna cum laude from California Western School of Law, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.