Jacob McClelland


Jacob practices in the area of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on construction and commercial matters. Jacob earned an Honours BA in Political Science and a Minor in Business Ethics from King’s University College at Western University in 2012. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2016. Jacob was a summer and articling student of the firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Proud volunteer with the Kidney Foundation of Canada, whose cause is especially important to him as his brother underwent a life-saving kidney transplant in 2010. Jacob’s father was the living donor.

When he’s not in the office

In his spare time, Jacob welcomes any excuse to be outdoors. If not on a hike or at the cottage, you will typically find him on a golf course – for three seasons at least.

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— Dawna Christy

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— Judy Everson

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— Donna Lea Andrews, Andrews Brothers Construction (Ottawa) Ltd.

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— Ken Crawford, C&M Electric

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— Stan Neathery, Integrating Solutions Inc.