McClellon D. Cox, III

Associate

McClellon’s practice focuses on general business litigation and the resolution of complex business disputes. He has experience with all aspects of the litigation process, and is prepared to assist clients with their business litigation needs.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Morehouse College

    (B.S., cum laude, 2016)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., 2019)

    Order of the Barristers; Law and Leadership Scholar; President, Black Law Students Association

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Defended a Fortune 500 home improvement company in a breach of warranty case with claims under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.
  • Defended a broker dealer in an enforcement action by the Ohio Division of Securities.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals on behalf of a Fortune 500 company and its subsidiary in expungement proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of large convenience store chain in premises liability litigation.
  • Defended a large manufacturer of commercial roofing materials in trade-secrets litigation.
  • Obtained a default judgment on behalf of an Ohio transportation company against an Arizona limited liability company in a breach of contract litigation.
  • Researches, drafts, and files various pleadings, dispositive motions, memoranda in support, and other documents in federal and state court.
  • Assists with the review and summary of discovery documents, and drafts and responds to discovery requests, including requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and interrogatories.
  • Conducts depositions of witnesses in preparation for trial and dispositive motions.
  • Prepares for and attends mediations on behalf of clients.
  • Analyzes cases and prepares preliminary evaluations of client exposure and potential liability.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts memoranda analyzing a broad range of complex legal issues.
  • Assists with the management of case files from client intake through facilitating settlement negotiations or trial.
  • Participated in the International Criminal Court Moot Court, Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial, and National Black Law Students Association Mock Trial competitions during law school.

Involvement

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (Millennial Task Force Member)
  • Case Western Reserve University Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Team (Adjunct Professor and Co-Coach)
  • 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland (Member)
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (Brief Advice Clinic Volunteer)

Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2023)