On March 22, 2018, Brandon Charles McClain was appointed to serve as Montgomery County Recorder, filling the vacancy left by the passing of Willis E. Blackshear Sr. Previously, Recorder McClain served as a Magistrate in the Dayton Municipal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2007, graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 and law degree from the University of Dayton in 2011. Recorder McClain also served as a non-commissioned officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Sergeant, prior to being honorably discharged in 2009.
From 2011 to 2013, Recorder McClain handled cases in the areas of criminal law, general civil litigation and family law. In 2013, he was hired by the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office, being assigned to the Dayton Municipal Court and the Montgomery County Common Pleas Veteran's Treatment Court. In 2017, he was recognized by the Dayton Bar Association as a Rising Star. Regardless, he remains actively involved in a variety of community initiatives and service organizations.
Currently, Recorder McClain is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Magistrates, the Ex-Offender Reentry Program Legal Subcommittee, the Dayton Bar Association's Ethics Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Dayton Bar Association's Diversity Subcommittee. Additionally, he serves on the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer's Project Board of Directors, the Mary Scott Nursing Center Board of Directors and the Sinclair Community College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee. Recorder McClain is a member at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.