BIOGRAPHY

Born Berea, Ohio

Education:

  • Berea High School 1971
  • Denison University 1975, BA in Speech Communications
  • Cleveland State University, John Marshall College of Law, 1980, JD

Employment:

  • Teacher
    • Berea High School, 1975-1977
    • Strongsville High School, 1977-1978
    • Center Junior High School, 1978-1979
  • Law Clerk – Petro & Troia, 1979-1980
  • Associate Attorney – Petro & Troia, 1979-1984
  • Partner – Rademaker, Matty, McClelland & Greve, 1984-2011
  • Assistant Law Director, City of Westlake, 1982-1992
  • Prosecutor, City of Westlake, 1984-1987
  • Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division, appointed March 17, 2011

Work Experience:

  • Trial attorney (over 150 jury trials in numerous counties throughout Ohio)
  • Ohio Courts of Appeals
  • Ohio Supreme Court (7 cases)
  • Federal District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Family:

  • Wife – Lynn
  • Children: Molly, Matthew, Sara, Andrew, Kevin, Craig
  • Grandsons: Max, Sam



The McClelland Family

Right to Left: Sara, Craig, Rob, Lynn, Kevin, Molly and her husband Bela. (Not pictured: Matthew and Andy)