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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 95%
    29 years, 600 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
    29 years, 100 cases



Contingent (20-33%), Retainer (Always)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    John Edmondson and I worked together for a number of years, defending employers and insurance carriers. John then started his own practice, representing injured employees. He takes great interest in his clients, and provides them aggressive, thoughtful representation. His knowledge of worker's compensation law, and the history of worker's compensation law, is deep. John is an expert. I endorse him without reservation.


    Raymond Clausen Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brandon Kuhl

    I endorse this lawyer. I asked John for some advice on a workers compensation matter, and he sat with me on the phone for 25 minutes explaining, in detail, what I needed to consider further. He came off as humble and intelligent. His clients are fortunate to work with him.


    Brandon Kuhl Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

1709 N Racine Street
Appleton, WI, 54911


WIGood Standing198603/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the Bar : #1 Worker's Comp AttorneyFox Cities Magazine1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
In-house counsel defense attorneyWausau Insurance1986 - 1994
Legal Intern for Justice Louis CeciWisconsin Supreme Court1986 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysPast President2011 - 2011
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysPresident2010 - 2010
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysBoard Member2008 - 2009
Wisconsin Association for Justice, Worker's Compensation Committeemember2003 - 2012
7th Circuit Court of AppealsLicensed Bar member1994 - Present
Outagamie County Bar Associationmember1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Agrilink Foods v. L.I.R.C., 2007AP597Insurance carrier made to pay EVERYTHING for this poor worker's disabilty caused by her injury and need for 2 knee replacements.
RENDERMAN v REGENT INSURANCE COEmployer appealed LIRC decision to circuit court and lost. Injured worker received ALL claimed benefits.
Manka v. American Family Mutual Ins.Case caused the DOUBLING of the monies previously paid for such surgeries, resulting in the payment of additional hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to injured workers across the state!
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U Of WisconsinLawJuris Doctor; Cum Laude1986
Michigan State UniversityDual Major: Political Science & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts; with High Honors1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Outagamie Bar Association January meetingLitigation Tips, Tricks, and Ethics2009
5th Annual Worker's Compensation SeminarAttorney's Fees Update2007
30th Anual Worker's Compensation SeminarConstitutionality of Retroactive Application of ppd max rate to injuries before effective date2006
Wisconsin Public Radio; Larry Meiller ShowWisconsin Worker's Compensation2005
Worker's Compensation In WisconsinRetraining Claims Under DVR's New Policy Procedures1999