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Craig R. McClellan - San Diego, CA

1144 State Street San Diego, CA 92101

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Updated: 03/20/2020

San Diego Serious Injury or Death Lawyer


Craig McClellan has obtained 110 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars each, and is a three-time recipient of the "Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award" from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for cases in which million and multi-million dollar verdicts were obtained...

About Craig R. McClellan

Practice Areas

  • Serious Injury or Death
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Claims Practices
  • Business Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, Board of Directors (1983 - 1990))
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Inns of Court, William B. Enright Chapter (Master)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors (2005 - 2007))
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Sustaining Member, Board of Directors (1985 -1987))
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Member, Board of Directors (1983 -1990), Officer (1987 -1988))
  • Inner Circle of Advocates (Member)
  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1976
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Editor-in-Chief, California Western Law Review
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    B.S., Bachelor of Science

Past Positions

  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, Partner, 1976 - 1986
  • Oil Policy Subcommittee Cost of Living Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C., Director, 1972 - 1973
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, 1969 - 1972


Other Sources of Feedback About Craig R. McClellan

Included on the 2023 San Diego list

Past Lists

  • 2022 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 San Diego Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Craig R. McClellan on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer Of The Year, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, San Diego, 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer Of The Year, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, San Diego, 2014
  • Three-time Recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award Winner, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Profiled in American Lawyer Magazine
  • Selected as one of Lawdragon's Top 500 Plaintiff's Lawyers in the Country
  • Named to Southern California Superlawyers, Top 50 in San Diego
  • Named one of the Best Attorneys in the Los Angeles Area by the Los Angeles Times
  • Recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick III Award for “Civility, Integrity and Professionalism”

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Office Information


1144 State Street San Diego, CA 92101


  • 619-544-0540

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  • Physicians' Liability: The Sale and Insertion of A Dalkon Shield, 11 California Western Law Review 347, 1975
  • Garrison v. Porsche, Professional Techniques Library, Million Dollar Arguments, 1983
  • The Honda ATC and Other Dangerous All-Terrain Vehicles, Trial Bar News, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, May, 1985

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