John D. Claypool
  • 75% Personal Injury litigation
  • 25% Mediator/Arbitrator
  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1988
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1984
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Wisconsin, 1988
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2006, 2008-2020
  • Top 50 Lawyer for the State of Wisconsin, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 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

“It’s Your Law, ” Hosted by George Curtis, July 23, 2013


Partner  |  Appleton, Wisconsin
Phone: 920-739-7366 | 800-559-7366
Fax: 920-739-6352

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 consistently named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer, placing him in the top 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin. Since 2010, he has been given special accolades as one of Wisconsin’s Top 50 attorneys on several occasions.

In addition to having tried over 150 cases before juries, John has settled cases in excess of $3 million. In the fall of 2015, after a week-long jury trial in Winnebago County, John earned a $1.3 million verdict for a client on a complicated premises liability claim. Regardless of the size of the verdict, though, John is a zealous advocate for his clients.

John is also an ardent believer in the right to a trial by jury and is frequently asked to speak on this topic. 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 that program segment here.

Throughout John’s career, he has taken on 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.

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John is an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice 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. 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.


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