As owner and managing general partner of the firm, Brian E. Claypool realized early on in his career that in order to obtain the most optimal result for a client, a lawyer must step into the shoes of the client to better understand her/his needs, business procedures, general business philosophy, personality and fears. Mr. Claypool and members of his firm are mindful that if a case needs to proceed to a trial, that a true partnership between the lawyer and client must exist to collectively motivate a jury to find in your favor. Further, by engendering close personal relationships with clients, working together is not only mutually rewarding financially, but is also an enjoyable experience. Over the years, Mr. Claypool has arbitrated more than 100 cases, conducted in excess of 50 jury trials to verdict with a 90% win rate, and has conducted an additional 5-10 bench trials throughtout eleven counties. Mr. Claypool obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration from Penn State University. He also completed the Washington Semester Graduate Program in Economics at American University in Washington D.C. While in Washington D.C., Mr. Claypool served as an intern to United States Senator John Heinz, and a legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman John P. Murtha. Additionally, Mr. Claypool served as a law clerk to U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James C. Hill in Atlanta, Georgia.