Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
When Your Future is at Stake
Attorney John D. Claypool

John D. Claypool

John D. Claypool

Appleton, Wisconsin

phone 920-739-7366
fax 920-739-6352
email jclaypool@herrlingclark.com

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. Since 2010, he was given special accolades as one of Wisconsin's Top 50 attorneys on seven different occasions.

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.

Law Talk on radio station 1150 WHBY and 103.5 fm

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

Litigation Percentage:

75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 1988


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1988

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1984
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2006, 2008-2019

Top 50 Lawyer for the State of Wisconsin, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

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

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Volunteer Lawyers Project
Volunteer Attorney, Outagamie County Truancy Court

Media Appearances:

"It's Your Law," Hosted by George Curtis, July 23, 2013

Appleton Office
800 North Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI
(920) 739-7366
Green Bay Office
2740 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI
(920) 468-7366
New London Office
105 East Waupaca Street
New London, WI
(920) 982-9652
Oshkosh Office
510 North Koeller Street
Oshkosh, WI
(920) 385-0616
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd. is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, and serves clients in Fox Valley, Outagamie County, Brown County, Door County, Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County, Sheboygan County, Fond du Lac County, Calumet County, Winnebago County, including Appleton, New London, Clintonville, Neenah, Oshkosh, DePere, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Marinette, Neenah, Chilton, Menasha, Shawano, Waupaca, Wausau, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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