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John Marshall Alton

John Marshall Alton

also known as John Alton

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    37 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    37 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Delbert Wesley Newhouse II

    John has extensive courtroom experience, and in-depth knowledge of medical and legal issues. He is careful in evaluating his cases and, as a result, he secures fair and substantial settlements. He is a pleasure to work with.


    Delbert Newhouse Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John M Alton Co., LPA

88 West Main Street
Columbus, OH, 43215




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJohn M. Alton Co., LPA1994 - Present
PartnerLane Alton Horst LLC1977 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Columbus Bar Association,Ethics CommitteeMember1996 - 1998
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1995 - Present
Central Ohio Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio Trial Magazine,"Ohio Evidence Rule 702-Beware,"1996
Daily Reporter"Contingent Fee Agreements Clarified,"1996
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Litigation Practice in Ohio1991
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Litigation Practice in Ohio1988
Columbus Bar Association"Attorney Malpractice in Franklin County, Ohio,"1978


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Duke UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974