August 24, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that McClellon D. Cox, III, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, will serve as an Adjunct Professor and Co-Coach of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Mock Trial team at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law.
Cox, an alumnus of CWRU School of Law, was an active member of the BLSA Mock Trial team as a student and was part of the team that took third place in the National BLSA Mock Trial Competition in 2019. After graduation, he continued to volunteer as an assistant coach and helped guide the team earlier this year when it came in first place in the Midwest Regional Rounds in the prestigious Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.
At Ulmer, Cox focuses on general business litigation and the resolution of complex disputes. In his practice, he participates in all facets of trial preparation, evaluates client exposure and potential liability, participates in presenting evidence, and advises clients on a broad range of litigation-related legal issues. He has been an important member of firm litigation teams in significant cases, including the group that represented an Ohio school district in successfully challenging the constitutionality of a controversial state law that allowed residents of certain communities to more easily change their assigned district despite the risk of racial segregation among affected students.
Cox also works to make a positive impact in the Greater Cleveland community. He serves on the Millennial Task Force of Empowering Youth Exploring Justice, a nonprofit organization that works to provide life skills and personal development tools to students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and beyond. He is also an active member of 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, a group dedicated to improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for African American communities in Cleveland and East Cleveland.