Robert F. Claraval

Bob Claraval has been a personal injury trial attorney for over 39 years. He graduated from Penn State and the Dickinson School of Law. For many years he was a partner with Larry Adler and then Larry’s sons Bill and Craig Adler. In 2001 Bob had the pleasure of starting a personal-injury law practice with his wife Attorney Mary Ann Claraval.

Bob has tried many jury trials in Dauphin County and other central Pennsylvania counties. Bob has successfully argued cases in all the appellate courts of Pennsylvania including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Bob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, in which membership is limited to those attorneys who have displayed excellence in civil trial advocacy by obtaining settlements or jury verdicts exceeding one million dollars. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.)

During Bob’s legal career the Judges of the Dauphin County Court repeatedly selected him as both an arbitrator and chairman of the Court of Common Pleas arbitration panel.

Our firm primarily represents the victims of auto crashes and medical errors. Bob has also had the honor of representing victims of abuse by the clergy and by licensed professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors. Bob has also represented many lawyers and law firms with their partnership and employment issues.

Bob has been a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and to Chiropractic Associations. Many chiropractors are close friends of the law practice.

Bob graduated from Penn State in 1970 where he was a multiple letter winner on the varsity tennis team. Today he is an active karate practitioner holding a 7th degree black belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate. Bob was a second lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1970 through 1976.

Mary Ann Kennedy Claraval

Mary Ann was born and lived in Lancaster County until 1987. A graduate of Penn State University, Mary Ann earned her BS in Public Policy before earning her JD from Widener Law School. Together with her husband Bob she opened the firm of Claraval & Claraval in October 2001. Mary Ann was selected by the Common Pleas Judges of the Dauphin County Court as an arbitrator for Dauphin County.

Mary Ann began working as a paralegal for Adler and Claraval in 1990. While in Law School Mary Ann interned in the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Mary Ann’s practice includes representing only plaintiffs in personal injury cases such as motor vehicle accidents, social security disability, trip and falls and dog bites. Mary Ann has also successfully represented chiropractors across Pennsylvania, recovering bills for their treatment rendered to auto accident victims.

Mary Ann was an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) and the Dauphin County Bar Association.

Mary Ann is an active fundraiser and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the YWCA since 2006 and served as President in 2013. At the YWCA she serves as a member of the Investment Committee, Governance Committee and Legal Clinic Committee.

Mary Ann is a member of the MS Diamond Committee. Since 2008 she has served as co-chair of the MS Diamond’s Committee, which sponsors an annual Polo Match pitting Pennsylvania against Maryland in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann is also a member of the MS Leadership Club and now serves on the Leadership Committee.

Mary Ann has been a mentor for Widener Law School students since 2001 and has been a member of the St. Thomas Moore Society since 1998.

Through the Big 33 Football Classic, Mary Ann and Bob are sponsors of the Sr. Mary Melanie R.S.M. Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded each year to a Catholic high school student pursuing a career in education. The scholarship honors Mary Ann’s “Aunt Mary” who was a dynamic women, and member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy for 50 years as well as an educator and principal.

Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and two sons, Scott and his wife, Amber Murr and Eric Murr. She is an avid Penn State Football fan, enjoys cooking and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate.