Joel McClellan

Marks & Harrison - Richmond
1500 Forrest Avenue, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 282-0999

Joel McClellan is zealous advocate for his clients. Since joining Marks & Harrison, Joel has represented hundreds of clients in and out of the courtroom. He is experienced in civil litigation having successfully represented clients in bench trials and jury trials throughout Virginia. Joel is a former Chair of the Young Trial Lawyers for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”). He currently serves on VTLA’s Board of Governors. He serves on the Legal Aid Justice Center Advisory Council where he helps raise money for legal aid in central Virginia. Joel is an Executive Committee Member of the Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.

During law school, Joel interned with United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (formerly United States Magistrate Judge of the same court) Judge M. Hannah Lauck in Richmond, Virginia. He also participated in the Valparaiso Law Mediation Clinic where he mediated civil disputes for the Porter County (Indiana) Court system.

When Joel is away from his desk, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.

He also enjoys golfing and cheering on his favorite teams: Virginia Tech Hokies, Washington Nationals, and Washington Redskins.

Memberships & Honors
Virginia State Bar
U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia
District of Columbia Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
; Board of Governors, Young Trial Lawyers Section (Chair), Executive Committee Member; Pro-Bono Committee
Richmond Bar Association; Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee Member, CLE Chair
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court; Executive Committee Member
Virginia State Bar; Chair of Professional Development Conference (Richmond)
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society; Pro-Bono Attorney; Legal Aid Justice Center Advisory Council Member
American Association for Justice; Member Oversight Committee; Past-NLD Advocate
Virginia Business Legal Elite
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Virginia State Bar
; Outstanding Service Award (2014 & 2015)
Virginia Lawyers Weekly; Up & Coming Lawyer Class of 2018
2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Virginia Tech
Valparaiso University School of Law

Blog Posts
FDA Pulls Zantac from the Market
What Is the Problem with 3M Combat Arms Earplug?
Who Is Responsible in Virginia For a Collision with an Uber or Lyft Driver?
What Should You Do If You Were in a Crash While Pregnant?
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Case?
How to Apply for Veterans’ Disability Benefits
What Is Negligence in a Virginia Personal Injury Lawsuit?
What Can You Do If the Other Driver in Your Virginia Car Accident Doesn’t Have Insurance?
What Does $72 Million Talc Verdict Mean?
What You Should Know About Hoverboard Fires

Firm News & Press
Joel R. McClellan Joins Marks & Harrison
Joel R. McClellan Accepted into the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court
Attorney Joel R. McClellan Receives Outstanding Service Award
Joel R. McClellan Attends PILMMA Meeting
Attorneys Volunteer at Douglas S. Freeman High School
Joel McClellan Moderates CLE for Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section
Marks & Harrison Attorneys Attend AAJ Conference in Boston
Marks & Harrison Attorneys Participate in Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Boot Camp
Joel McClellan Named Chair of VTLA Young Trial Lawyers
Marks & Harrison Attorneys Selected as 2018 ‘Leaders,’ Up & Comers by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Marks & Harrison Attorneys Honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly