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William “Chad” McLain is a leader in the field of personal injury law. Chad handles injury and death claims arising from serious automobile, trucking collisions and life-altering accidents. He has recovered millions of dollars in settlements, awards and verdicts for his clients. As a former insurance claims specialist, he has a keen understanding of the ins and outs of the insurance industry. Chad is passionate about pursuing justice for his clients injured through the negligence of others. He focuses his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, business contract litigation, and insurance bad faith.

Chad is active in the community through various professional and university-affiliated organizations. Currently a trustee of the Tulsa County Bar Foundation, he has held leadership positions within the Tulsa County Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Foundation for many years including Chair of the Law Week, Community Outreach and Bench & Bar Committees and Chair of the TCBA’s Pro Bono Celebration. He currently serves as the chair person for the Capital Campaign to renovate the Tulsa County Bar Center.  Chad has served on the Board of Directors for the Golden Hurricane Club for many years and most recently served as President.  Chad was recently elected President of Tulsa Lawyers for Children, a non-profit organization providing legal services to deprived children in the Tulsa County District Court. Chad also serves as the Secretary on the Board of Governors for the Summit Club.

The attorneys of Graves McLain law firm volunteer their time to various community and charitable organizations like “Lawyers Against Hunger” and “Tulsa Lawyers for Children”. TLC handles deprived children cases at the juvenile bureau where the Public Defender’s office has a conflict. They represent minors who are adjudicated deprived and are in the custody of the Department of Human Services.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 20%
    14 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    14 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    14 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    14 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    14 years



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  • Joseph Norwood

    I have seen Chad McLain in action advocating for his clients and I have no reservations recommending him. He is also a tireless advocate for children rights.


    Joseph Norwood Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Jacob Biby

    I know Chad to be a great attorney and great person. He is trustworthy, takes his cases serious and works hard for a client. I have no hesitancy recommending him as an outstanding attorney in our community.


    Jacob Biby Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

1437 S. Boulder Ave., Suite 1010
Tulsa, OK, 74119


OKAuthorized to practice law200201/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oklahoma Top LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Oklahoma Top LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Oklahoma Top LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Oklahoma Top LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Power AttorneyTulsa Business Journal2012
Oklahoma Top LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
“Outstanding Young LawyerTulsa County Bar Association2010
Rising StarExcellence Award in Insurance Law Super Lawyer®2009
Rising StarCALI Excellence Award in Insurance Law Super Lawyer®2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGraves McLain PLLC2010 - 2014
PartnerGraves, Barkett & McLain PLLC2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyGraves Barkett PLLC2004 - 2007
Associate AttorneyShallcross, Graves & Associates2002 - 2004
Law ClerkBrewster & De Angelis, PLLC2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oklahoma Association for JusticeOfficer2015 - Present
Tulsa Lawyers for ChildrenPresident2014 - 2014
Phi Delta PhiAlumni2014 - 2014
American Association for JusticeMember2014 - 2014
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2014
Tulsa County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2014
Oklahoma Association for JusticeMember2014 - 2014
Tulsa Lawyers For ChildrenPresident2014 - 2015
Summit ClubBoard Member2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Wofford CollegeFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationAuto Injury Litigation2013
Continuing Legal EducationPlaintiff's Personal Injury2011