former assistant district attorney construction lawyer

Professional Profile


Former Assistant District Attorney

Managing Attorney of the Clewell Law Firm​

​​Mr.  Clewell brings a very unique and well-rounded perspective to his  representation of contractors in the regions we serve.  He has served  as lead attorney in construction litigation cases throughout  Pennsylvania and has owned and managed a small business,  As a former  Assistant District Attorney, a defense lawyer and construction lawyer he  has handled thousands of cases; including major jury trials, non-jury  trials and hearings, complex litigation, appeals before the Superior and  Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, and many other court and administrative  proceedings.  He 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; including first-degree murder, arson, burglary, robbery, and  many other felonies, and was a construction industry professional for a  leading marketing/advertising firm consulting with commercial  contractors, suppliers, architects and building product manufacturers.  


  • Delaware Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1991
  • Moravian College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - Economics, 1988
  • ​Harvard University - CS50 for Lawyers, 2020
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School - Intellectual Property Law & Policy, 2020
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Certified Arbitrator
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Attorney License - 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1991
  • Continuing Legal Education Credits Since 2016 - 92 Credits


  • Assistant District Attorney - Berks County, Reading, PA
  • Law Offices of Robert S. Clewell - Solo Practitioner - Norristown & Philadelphia, PA
  • Ginsburg, Clewell & Scharf - Partner - Norristown, PA
  • Kozlov, Seaton & Romanini, P.C. (formerly Wolf Block) - Law Clerk - Cherry Hill, NJ
  • National Federation of Independent Business - Representative - Nashville, TN
  • Contractor's Register - Construction Industry Consultant - Jefferson Valley, NY


               Robert S. Clewell, Esquire