William G. McLeanAttorney
I was born in North Carolina and raised in Ocala, Florida. My given name is William, but I go by “Billy.” After graduating from high school, I did not immediately go to law school, but instead I worked at a variety of blue collar and white collar jobs. I worked as a carpenter and as an iron worker. I worked as a public school teacher. I worked as a yellow taxi driver in New York City. I know what it is like to do hard blue collar work for low pay and no benefits. In the 1980’s I decided to go to law school and I graduated from The University of Florida College of Law in 1988. After graduation, I worked for a firm called Three Rivers Legal Services representing poor people in civil cases such as divorces, custody cases and landlord/tenant disputes. In 1990, I began practicing Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. I have practiced workers’ comp law and Social Security Disability law ever since then to the present date and continuing. An individual who is injured at work is immediately at a disadvantage in dealing with the workers’ comp system. One workman compensation Florida judge said that the injured worker without a workman comp attorney is as helpless as a turtle on his back. The injured worker needs an expert attorney for work compensation to assist him or her. The expert attorney workman compensation will deal with the workers’ comp insurance company people who have more knowledge about workers’ comp law than the injured worker has. The goal of the insurance company is to save money on cases which frequently causes injured workers’ to not get the medical care or money benefits they need and are entitled to. What we can do is assist our clients. We guide our clients through the workers’ comp system and ultimately help them negotiate a settlement to give them a nest egg until they are able to return to work. If they cannot return to work, we can still negotiate a settlement for them and then assist them in a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. I recommend getting a lawyer early after you have been injured. “We will treat you like a real person with dignity and respect and we will work in your best interest.” ~ Billy McLean
About The Law Office Of William G. McLean, Jr
At our law firm, you'll find that we connect with our clients on a more personal level because our attorneys and employees have their roots in blue-collar America. Several members of our staff were born and raised in Florida, and those who have moved to the Sunshine State have come to know it as their home, raising families and building strong community ties.
Our law firm is dedicated to standing up for individuals against negligent employers, harassing insurance companies and intimidating government agencies. We pride ourselves in our ability to do what's in the best interest of our clients, and you'll never doubt our commitment to our clients.
09/24/2019 Update** I can't say enough good about Mr. McLean and his team!! My SSI hearing went smooth and they won my case for me 09/05/2019. Thank you Mr McLean and Jessica for the fine work your office has done for my SSI and on my last case with you. This is the office that will fight for you and fight hard for you as they proved it again for me.
I had Hightower for my attorney, He said to take $3,000 for my work comp hernia injury which required emergency surgery and pain like I've never known. I fired Hightower in front of the opposing attorney and the ins adjuster. Turned around and got Mr McLean and within 3 weeks settled for $35,000. Yep, $35,000. Best of all, Mr McLean was my science teacher back about 40 years ago at North Marion Middle School. Thanks Mr McLean and staff. Excellent work from the whole office!!
- David B.. 8/24/2019
Our office sends our workers compensation cases to Billy McLean because we are confident that they will be taken care of and his cases are resolved fairly and quickly for our clients. The clients always have nothing but positive things to say and thank us for the referral. For me, the McLean firm (as a whole) is always very helpful, informative and eager to help.
- Lisa Self. 1/1/2019
Mr. Mclean is a great an professional attorney. I will gladly recommend him to family or friends that need his help.
- Julie Kilburne. 9/18/2018
We work with The Law Office of William G. McLean on a daily basis and they are some of our favorite people to work with! We definitely recommend them!
- Think Technologies Group. 9/26/2017
This firm helped me with my auto accident, work comp, and now my disability claim. They were there when i needed them most, and answered any questions or concerns l had in a timely and intuitive manner. I continue to use them and always will.
- Bryan Boettcher. 6/21/2017
Very good lawyer would hire him again if needed
- Kevin Zelsman. 6/17/2017
Billy is an awesome Lawyer, and if (God forbid) I ever get hurt on the job again, I will not hesitate to give him a call!! Fast and best legal services I have ever had!
- Krystal Owens. 6/14/2017
Mr. McLean is one of the most informed Attorney's for Workers Comp. and many other business area's. He is a down to earth, honest, and hard working individual. A difficult quality to find in these complexed times. Although we lived in Jacksonville we choose Mr. McLean as we felt he would not be caught up in local politics as some of the other PA's. By choosing this wise man we've been able to move forward to next stepping point in our lives. I highly recommend Billy, respectfully, Beverly family
- bellaflorida Dinatale. 6/13/2017
My son Héctor worked for the same company as his Dad and Uncle. He got injured and felt neglected when the company didn’t believe his complaint to be legitimate at the time. He called Counsel Mclean to ask what are the procedures to making a company understand theirs a mistake being made with an accident on the job, he answered “What’s the name of this company?” To make a long story short, he advised me to contact the insurance company and file a claim, within six months My son settled after opening the case. I was and am very happy 🙂 , Thank you Mr McLean From the Torres-Costas Family
- Mr Costas. 6/13/2017
After an unfortunate situation on a job, having injured my shoulder on the job.
My doctor referred me to Mr. McLean.
He knows how to explain, help, and guide you through the whole workers compensation process.
He works very hard for his clients.
I would highly recommend him!
- Paul Kestenbaum. 6/13/2017
Mr. Mclean, was very good lawyer, got me great deal on working comp settlement. Even tho I gave him 5 star, he does have minor flaws, needs to keep his client update with status and progress of the case. I never met him, would have been nice to see him face to face in order to know who he is. As far has his staff they get 5 star too, very polite and professional.
- FSW FRS And Executive Pro Staffing Agency. 6/13/2017
100%% 5star service. I'll use them again any time my needs are in their area of expertise. It is a little odd that I'm getting review requests years after our most recent business resolved, though.
- thom as. 6/13/2017
I would use this Law Firm again if I needed to, the staff was great and always updated you with your case status.
- Latisha Henry. 6/13/2017
Excellent attorney and staff... upon calling for a workers comp employer retaliation case, they did not pressure me to notify employer I had an attorney on case. Mr. Mclean called me himself and told me exactly what he would do... Approximately 4 months later after physical therapy , pain management and an injection he settled my case and even cut me a check for ten percent due to major hardships until my checks came in about 3 weeks later. Very down to earth attorney , wonderful staff and just a great guy. I would recommend him prior to any of these large attorneys you see plastered everywhere.
- david caines. 4/23/2017
Mr. McLean and his staff were everything a client could hope for. Always available and followed through on every issue. You got the feeling (and rightfully so) that they cared about you and your case.
- Paul Bradley. 4/23/2017
Great service every step of the way!!! Good job guys. Would totally recommend to others!!!
- Jazcaramalli Angel. 4/22/2017
I would recommend and have recommended Mr. McLean's Law Office to a few friends seeking to get disability. I was stressed out because of the circumstances of my case, but everyone in your office was supportive and gave me an assurance that it would all work out and did! Between workmen comp. and disability I was confused and scared, Thank you for your services. I felt that my case was taken on a personal level not just a case being handled. Hope that you continue serving those of us that have no clue on how to approach things like this.
- Ramona Bush. 4/22/2017
I highly recommend Mr. Mclean and his staff. Nice down to earth people who really know their business. I was very impressed and satisfied with the way they handled my case and the settlement i received.
- Benjamin Earnest. 4/22/2017
Amazing Law Firm could not have asked for a better experience.