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Common Pleas Court Judges

Judge Robert C. McClelland

Judge Robert C. McClelland

Courtroom: 21-A
Fax: (216) 348-4033

Bradley W. Lamb
(216) 443-8686

Staff Attorney:

Molly A. Mahoney
(216) 443-8604

On Common Pleas Bench Since: 2011
Admitted to Bar: 1980
Born: 1952
High School: Berea High School, 1971
College: Denison University, 1975
Law School: Cleveland State University, 1980

Legal Experience:

31 years in private practice; Assistant Law Director, City of Westlake, Prosecutor, City of Westlake


Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) Court

Litigation Preferences


Ohio Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure; Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure


Counsel only need to appear by telephone or in person, as set by the Court.

Motion Practice

As provided in the rules.


As provided in the rules and with any deadlines established at a pretrial or case management conference.

Settlement Conference

All parties with authority to be present with the exception of out-of-town parties who may be excused only with leave of court.

Calendaring and Continuances

Requests made at conferences or by motion will be considered.


Jurors will be permitted to take notes. All other trial matters as governed by the Rules of Procedure.

Recent Opinions

Title Case Number
Ohio Edison v. H.P. Nemitz Food Stores 731906
Fairhill Towers v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revisions(1) 776549
Fairhill Towers v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revisions(2) 776549
Far More Properties v. Walker 742670
QWest Services Corporation v. Fazekas 746092
CSS Group LLC v. James 742079
City Of Shaker Heights v DeFranco 753323
UBS Financial Services v. Lacava 868794
Thomas v. Shell 715444
Corrigan v. Schoonover Andrews Rosenthal 733480
Heard v. Minute Men 791748
Eyring v. Sisson 781507
Ohio Bell Telephone v. City of Cleveland 732218