John D. Claypool
John D. Claypool
John Claypool concentrates his practice in the area of personal injury litigation. He is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer, placing him in the top 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin. In 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, he was given special accolades as one of Wisconsin's Top 50 attorneys.
In addition to having tried over 100 cases before juries, John has settled cases in excess of $3 million. In the fall of 2015, after a week-long jury trial, John earned a $1.3 million verdict for a client on a complicated premises liability claim.
John is an ardent believer in the right to a trial by jury and has been asked to speak on this topic on several occasions. In July 2013, John discussed the importance of our jury system during a segment of "It's Your Law," hosted by George Curtis. You can view this program here.
Throughout John's career, he has taken on several large corporations on behalf of his clients, including Walmart, Walgreen's, WE Energies, AT&T, ShopKo, Stanley, Black & Decker, and Ford Motor Company.
Because of his professional acumen and reputation, John is frequently asked to serve as a mediator in personal injury cases. John was rated by an international service as having high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions of the Bar in Northeast Wisconsin.
John is an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers) and is a frequent speaker and presenter on various legal issues for the organization. John's involvement with WAJ allows him to maintain a working knowledge of legislative changes and proposed legislation that affect his clients' rights.
John is very involved in the Fox Valley community. He has also served on the Wisconsin State Bar's Board of Governors and the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers). Locally, John served as a past-president of the Outagamie County Bar Association and sat on the Board of Directors for C.O.T.S.
Areas of Practice:
- 75% Personal Injury litigation
- 25% Mediator/Arbitrator
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1988
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1984
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors and Awards:
Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Multiple Years Including 2015
Top 50 Lawyer for the State of Wisconsin, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Outagamie County Bar Association
Member, Past President
State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, Former Board Member
American Bar Association
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
National Board of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Inc.
Board of Directors
"It's Your Law," Hosted by George Curtis, July 23, 2013