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Joseph Powell McClelland

Litigation Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.5   8 reviews

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    We litigate against the credit agencies, insurance companies, and more

    21 years, 20 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    Representing consumers that have abusive debt collectors, errors in their credit reports and debt defense.

    15 years, 20 cases

  3. Identity theft
    We represent clients in lawsuits against the credit bureaus and corporations that do not delete or suppress identity theft from credit reports after notice.

    6 years

Representing clients who have credit reporting errors such as being <a href="">mistakenly reported as dead</a>, mixed credit files, identity theft, and regular credit errors. We also can assist with motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and pedestrian injuries..

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Licensed for 21 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/03/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Joseph P. McClelland, LLC
545 N. McDonough Street, Suite 210
Decatur, GA, 30030


4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Karen | February 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good lawyer
Joseph McClelland is a responsive and caring lawyer. I inquired about his services with regard to an issue I was having with the three credit reporting agencies. Ultimately, I did not need his services as I was able to resolve the issue on my own. However, in the time it required to get it resolved, he was in constant contact with me answering all my questions, at no charge. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good, solid attorney that’s also just an all around good person.
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Posted by james | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Last Will and Testament
Mr McClelland did a great job doing my Last Will and Testament , i would recommend him for any of your final needs. He was very caring about my needs and wishes
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
One of the things i liked about Mr. McClelland is ,He will set and listen to you with out any judgement, Mr McClelland is a great lawyer . i would hire him if i ever needed him again..---I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS LAWYER For any of your needs, If you want a lawyer with a big heart. Mr McClelland is the lawyer for you.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accidents
I would like to think Mr McClelland for all the hard work he has put in for me, an in my time of need, do to my accident. He is a very qualified lawyer and very professional,If i had to hire him again i would. ty
Posted by Stephen | March 1, 2013
Great Lawyer
I hired Joseph to represent me and my wife from a car accident in McDonough. He always stayed in touch and found us a surgeon to do my surgery. He is a really good lawyer and we like what he did. I recommend him to you.
Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2012
Trustworthy and Skilled: I highly recommend Joseph McClelland
He was so professional, caring, and thorough. I was really impressed by his work and would recommend Joseph McClelland as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2007
Nicest Lawyer
I closed on my first house at the Law Firm of JP McClelland. Everything started on time, all the documents were explained, and I left feeling good about my investment. He was not the attorney I had in my head. You know, old and stuffy. He was nice and entertaining.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
auto accident
Joseph Powell McClellan is very rude disrespectful he and is staff care about is money his staff lied to me and my wife several times about are case allso settled are car accident case with out are consent then put a lean on our case
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Firm of Joseph P. McClelland, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fears, Turner & Lawrence
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Jackson & Hardwick
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • King & Spalding
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Internship
  • Center For Human Rights Russia
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Beat Bad Guys: Fraudulent Transfer Case Denied Summary Judgment
  • Motion Denied
  • Auto Accident Litigation
  • $125,000


  • Northern District Georgia Federal Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Towaliga Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Middle District Georgia Federal Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trusts
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Foundation
  • member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Designation Advocate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Building Trial Practice Skills - Seattle
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Certificate of International Comparative Law
  • Loyola New Orleans School of Law
  • 2000
  • Certificate of European Law
  • Tulane University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Certificate in Russian Law
  • San Diego School of Law
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rainbow Realty Semi Annual Conference
  • Easy Real Estate Closings
  • 2006
  • HIP Mortgage Meeting
  • Simple Real Estate Closings
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. McClelland. Having seen him in action, I was impressed by Mr. McClelland's confidence and poise in the court room."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph and I attended the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. I could tell right away that he was made for the courtroom. His presence, presentation in the courtroom are excellent."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joseph McClelland is a thoughtful and insightful attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Decatur Litigation Lawyer Joseph Powell McClelland
Joseph Powell McClelland
Litigation Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 21 years