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William McLain

Graves McLain PLLC
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William McLain
Graves McLain PLLC

William "Chad" McLain is a leader in the field of personal injury law. Chad handles injury and death claims arising from serious automobile, trucking collisions and life-altering accidents. He has recovered millions of dollars in settlements, awards and verdicts for his clients.

As a former insurance claims specialist, he has a keen understanding of the ins and outs of the claims and litigation side of the insurance industry. Chad is passionate about pursuing justice for his clients injured through the negligence of others. As a personal injury attorney in Tulsa, Chad focuses his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, business contract litigation, and insurance bad faith.

Chad is active in the community through various professional and university-affiliated organizations. Chad is currently an officer on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Association for Justice. He also currently serves as a board member of Tulsa Lawyers for Children, a non-profit organization providing legal services to deprived children through the Tulsa County Juvenile Court System.

He is on the Board of the Tulsa County Bar Foundation, and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Capital Campaign to revitalize the Tulsa County Bar Center. Chad has held leadership positions within the Tulsa County Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Foundation for many years, including Chair of the Law Week, Community Outreach and Bench & Bar Committees, and Chair of the TCBA's Pro Bono Celebration.

Chad also currently serves as the President of the Board of Governors for the Summit Club. Additionally, Chad served on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Club Board of Directors for many years in various leadership positions.

In 2016, the firm started a backpack drive to benefit school children in underprivileged areas of the Tulsa Public School system and were able to donate over 300 backpacks to the students at Jackson Elementary.

The personal injury attorneys of Graves McLain law firm volunteer their time to various community and charitable organizations like "Lawyers Against Hunger" and "Tulsa Lawyers for Children". TLC handles deprived children cases at the juvenile bureau where the Public Defender's office has a conflict. They represent minors who are adjudicated, deprived, and are in the custody of the Department of Human Services.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Negligence, Business Contract Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith, Car Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Defective Medical Device Litigation, Dangerous Drug Litigation
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 2001
Wofford College, B.A., Finance, 1991

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar, 2002
Oklahoma State Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Association for Justice
American Association of Justice
The National Trial Lawyers


Tulsa Lawyers For Children, President, 2014-15, Board member present
Oklahoma Association for Justice, Board member 2013-2015, President Elect 2016-2017
Summit Club, Board member, 2010-2014, Executive Committee, 2011-present, President of the Board, present
Tulsa County Bar Foundation Capital Campaign Committee, Chairperson 2012 - Present
Named "Super Lawyer", Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-Present
Named "Rising Star", Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008-2010
Rated "AV Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
Recipient, CALI Excellence Award in Insurance Law
Phi Delta Phi, Alumni

Speaking Engagements

As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation - National Business Institute, 2016
Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice- Civil Court Judicial Forum
Moderator, 2015
Auto Injury Litigation From Start To Finish- NBI Continuing Education Class, 2013
Plaintiff's Personal Injury- NBI Continuing Education Class, 2011


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