Robert G. McClelland
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Appalachian School of Law
Ohio University
Maysville High School


Personal injury, criminal, oil and gas law, and general civil litigation. 

Personal Injury
Criminal law
Civil law


Admitted to the bar in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania as well as the following United States District Courts: Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Southern District of West Virginia.


Muskingum County Bar Association, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio State Bar Association, and the West Virginia Bar Association


Outside the office, Bob spends a great deal of time raising his four children who are involved in various extracurricular activities. Aside from work and family time, Bob attempts, although unsuccessfully, to golf at a high level and self-proclaims to be quite the grill master.



Growing up, Bob’s dad was an attorney with many appreciative clients. He saw how his dad helped people and he wanted to make a similar impact on people’s lives, too. After working as a “bag boy” at a public golf course, where he learned the importance of listening in order to meet customer needs, Bob went on to college and law school, eventually entering private practice at Graham & Graham. Every day, he applies his early experience—carefully listening to his clients’ stories—while using his legal skills to address their needs.

“I have a ‘people’ practice,” explains Bob. “Being a good lawyer starts with having a genuine interest in my clients. The more care and time I invest in learning about them as people, the better I can advocate for their legal rights.”


Bob represents clients in matters ranging from personal injury, slip and fall, dog bites, and medical malpractice, to motor vehicle accidents involving cars, motorcycles, or semi-trucks, and wrongful death and general business litigation. His clients appreciate his honest approach to their problems and his tireless devotion to their causes.

“It is important that my client trusts me to navigate their case through all phases and to arrive at a fair and just conclusion. I truly value their trust—it helps me to do the best job for them, and the relationships that develop over time become very important to me.”


Injury law has many facets, but Bob’s first priority always is to make sure his client is receiving competent medical care from the most appropriate providers that can remedy their injury—no matter how slight or serious.

“When a client or family member comes to me for help after an accident or incident, my first concern is with their well-being. I do everything within my power to help ease my clients’ fears and anxieties about their medical treatment, the legal system, and related-costs, so they can focus on healing.”

When he first meets with his client in-person, which may be in a hospital, their home, or one of Graham & Graham’s office locations, Bob works to get a clear picture of how their injury has affected their everyday life.

“Spending time with my client helps me to craft the case,” says Bob. “I need to recreate that picture, the actual situation, so that when I speak to an insurance adjuster or jury all apparent and potential issues are completely addressed. I want to ensure that my client receives all the help that they need and are justly compensated for their pain, suffering, or material loss.”


Bob is a strong advocate for his clients. He squares off against those parties or entities that would try to bully his client or prey on the weakness of their situation.  Any time Bob is able to take the pressure and uncertainty of handling an injury claim away from his clients and get money damages in return, he considers his work a success.

“The countless hugs from thankful clients—the clients who have expressed they don’t know what they would’ve done without me—means I’ve done my job. If I can be successful on a day-to-day basis, that is incredibly meaningful to me. It is why I practice law.”

Bob also points out that the breadth of knowledge that the firm as a whole can bring to a legal case is unmatched.

“When I am engaged to help people, they not only get the benefit of my experience but also that of my esteemed colleagues—eight additional, talented Graham & Graham attorneys. Together, there isn’t a case we can’t carry, a lawsuit we can’t fight, or a transaction we can’t complete.”