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Graduating from Duquense University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Attorney Clelland has been practicing since 1990. Some of his legal roles before going into the private practice, have been Assistant Public Defender, Homicide Contract Defense Attorney, and Adult Criminal Conflict Attorney.


Most impressive is Attorney Clelland's vast jury trial experience. With over 200 jury trials to verdict, Attorney Clelland is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Erie County. His success derives from the fact that he is not "looking for the deal." If you are ready for your day in court, arm yourself with the best defense.

Keith also has a strong passion for the outdoors and outdoor sportsmanship. He is an avid supporter of the 2nd Amendment. If you want to get your gun back, he will be your strongest supporter.


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 20%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 20%
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Keith. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Allen Bickel

    I endorse this lawyer. Keith H. Clelland is one of the toughest, most experienced trial lawyers in all of Erie, Pennsylvania. A total gentleman outside of the courtroom, with the highest regards for legal ethics inside of it, at the same time Keith is a fierce competitor and advocates doggedly for his clients. When it comes time to hire a lawyer in Erie, PA you should highly consider Attorney Clelland. -KB Esq


    Kenneth Bickel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

333 State St Ste 203
Erie, PA, 16507


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice2006 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderErie County2000 - 2006
Homicide Contract Defense AttorneyErie County2000 - 2001
AttorneyPrivate Practice1991 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember1991 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Erie County Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCriminal Practice Committee Chairman for 2 yearsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A