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 (â€œVTLAâ€). He currently serves on VTLAâ€™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 Associationâ€™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
Education Virginia Tech Valparaiso University School of Law
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