Managing Attorney Profile & Qualifications


Robert S. Clewell, Esq., is the Managing Attorney of the Clewell Law Firm (CLF)


Mr. Clewell brings a very unique expertise and well-rounded perspective to his representation of construction and supply companies in the Philadelphia region.  He has owned and run a small business, has worked for the largest and most powerful small business lobby group in America, served as an Assistant District Attorney representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in criminal jury trials, and was a construction industry professional for a leading marketing/advertising firm consulting with commercial contractors, architects, engineers, construction suppliers, and building product manufacturers. 


EDUCATION:


  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

          JURIS DOCTORATE, 1991

          WILMINGTON, DE


  • MORAVIAN COLLEGE

          BACHELOR OF ARTS, 1988

          BETHLEHEM, PA


  • CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS SINCE 2011 -  (52 Credits)



AWARDS & RECOGNITION:


  • Waste Management International - Robert C, Ronco Law Scholarship



Since his graduation from Widener University Law School in 1991, Mr. Clewell has held positions with the following organizations:


  • Assistant District Attorney - Berks County, PA
  • Law Offices of Robert S. Clewell - Sole Practitioner - Philadelphia & Norristown, PA
  • Ginsburg, Clewell & Scharf - Partner - Norristown, PA
  • Kozlov, Seaton & Romanini, PC., Law Clerk - Cherry Hill, NJ
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - Membership Representative - Nashville, TN (NFIB is the largest and most influential small business lobby group in the U.S.  Their sole purpose is to advance the rights and interests of small business owners across the country.)
  • Contractors Register, Inc. - Construction Industry Professional - Jefferson Valley, NY




ADMITTED TO FOLLOWING COURTS:


  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Federal Court), 1993
  • City of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas - Approved Conflict List, 1997
  • County of Montgomery, Pennsylvania - Approved Conflict List, 1996



MEMBERSHIP:


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:


  • Chief trial attorney in over 35 jury trials, including 1st and 2nd Degree homicide, white collar offenses, forgery, check and insurance fraud, DUI, arson, assault, kidnapping, burglary, armed robbery, and various other felony and misdemeanor offenses
  • Business consultant for commercial construction companies, suppliers, and building product manufacturers
  • Provided legal representation to clients in over 900 cases, including several high-profile proceedings that received major newspaper, radio and television coverage
  • Litigated over 300 adversarial proceedings on behalf of private clients and the Commonwealth of  Pennsylvania
  • Expanded membership of small business owners for National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Founded, owned and operated a dual office law practice with locations in Norristown and Philadelphia PA













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