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Brad Sims McLelland

Brad Sims McLelland

The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Animal & Dog Law
  • Georgia
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Summary

Brad McLelland grew up in a suburb of Atlanta. He attended Auburn University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree. From there he was admitted into the University of Alabama School of Law. During law school, Mr. McLelland was able to study abroad as well as intern for two large insurance defense firms which represented many of the nation’s largest insurers and companies. Mr. McLelland excelled during law school and graduated at the top of his class, magna cum laude.

After graduation Mr. McLelland decided to move to the Georgia coast to be closer to family. He spent the next several years practicing primarily insurance defense of personal injury claims such as automobile accident, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, and workers’ compensation claims. Realizing his heart was not with the insurance companies, he began his own firm with the mission of helping the very same people who were injured in the accidents which he had previously defended. A decade later he partnered with his friend, David Whitworth, to form Whitworth & McLelland. Together, they combined their resources, experience, and talent to offer the best representation of the injured anywhere in the state of Georgia. Mr. Whitworth recently retired from the practice of law and Mr. McLelland resumed his solo practice.

Mr. McLelland is married to a teacher who currently works at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Together, they enjoy raising their eight-year-old daughter. When they have free time, his family enjoys traveling and relaxing at the beach.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland
- Current
Partner
Whitworth McLelland
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Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland
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Associate
Whelchel, Brown, Readdick, and Bumgartner
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Education
University of Alabama School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Auburn University
B.A. (1995) | Political Science
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Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Georgia State Bar # 496898
Member
- Current
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Glynn County Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit
Glynn County Bar Association
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. If the PPD payments are straight math then why do we hear of insurance offering more to settle and close?
A: Closing the medical portion of the file should your condition worsen. Also, foreclosing be possibility of you getting income benefits should the medical condition change for the worse. You need a lawyer to review your situation.
Q. Was doing tree work for a man fell messed up 2 vertebrae in my back he said he is not liable is he or not?
A: He may or may not be depending on a number of issues. You need to speak with a workers' compensation attorney first who will let you know if you are covered. Depending on that answer, you will need to speak with a personal injury attorney -- who may be one in the same. But either way, you should not trust the person you were working for.
Q. If i am given money for a hospital bill from the company I work for, does that disqualify me from workers comp
A: You need to hire a lawyer who practices workers' compensation asap. You have sustained a serious injury and concussion/head injuries are nothing to be taken lightly. Your employer owes you medical and income benefits and obviously isn't willing to do what they are supposed to on their own. Get with a lawyer asap, the initial meeting is free. Good luck! Brad
Q. I have an active case with an attorney, but I haven't been able to contact him, should I hire another lawyer?
A: Depends. Has he/she previously ignored you? If so, I would consider letting them go. If not, i would speak with his assistant and relay your concerns. Good luck!
Q. My attorney withdrew from my wc claim after nearly 2 years. He also placed a lien on my case
A: You need to consult with another workers' compensation lawyer. He or she wll need more information to determine what can and should be done moving forward. Good luck!
Q. Does not having prior history of injuries help my case in mediation?
A: Yes, it helps your case, though i doesn't imply anything regarding whethre they will want to mediate.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland
3467 Cypress Mill Road
Brunswick, GA 31520
USA
Telephone: (912) 265-4000