Walter B. McClelland, Partner

Walter B. McClellandWalter McClelland is a trial attorney specializing in personal injury and catastrophic injury litigation. He has tried to verdict more than 125 jury trials in state and federal courts in Georgia.

Walter served as Mabry & McClelland, LLP’s Managing Partner for over 20 years. He has lectured and chaired lawyer CLE functions and in-house seminars for clients.

Walter is a native of Atlanta and a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia.

He is a Past President, Executive Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, a group of approximately 1,000 civil defense lawyers throughout Georgia. In June 2021, he was honored to receive the GDLA’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the GDLA. Walter has also served the organization as Chairman of the Judicial Relations Committee and continues to serve on its Board of Directors.

He is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of its Litigation Section and its Judicial Tenure and Qualifications Committee.

Walter has been voted a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in Atlanta Magazine every year since 2004. He was named one of Georgia’s Top Lawyers in 2008 by Georgia Trend Magazine. He has achieved the highest peer review rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was named one of the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media.

Walter served as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army and retired as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1976.

Walter and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children and six grandchildren and are members of Peachtree Presbyterian Church. When not working, Walter enjoys golf, boating and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Support Staff

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