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John David Claypool

John David Claypool

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Mediation

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About Me

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 and 2014 he was given special accolades as one of the Wisconsin's Top 50 attorneys.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%



Contingent (25-33%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Lynn Laufenberg

    John is a very thoughtful and effective mediator. He takes the time to really understand the claim so he can speak frankly with both sides about it and move them towards a resolution. I highly recommend him.


    Michael Laufenberg Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Siddall

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a true advocate for his clients, handling difficult cases that many lawyers would not take and prevails.


    Michael Siddall Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd

800 N. Lynndale Dr.
Appleton, WI, 54914-3017



WIGood Standing198803/02/2015
INTemporary Admission Excluded201008/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 50 Wisconsin LawyersWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Super LawyersWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHerrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd.1988 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
COTSBoard of Directors2011 - 2011
Fox Valley SymphonyBoard of Directions2011 - 2011
Outagamie County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
Wisconsin Association of Trial LawyersBoard of Directors2003 - 2003
State Bar of WisconsinBoard of Governors1996 - 2000
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Board of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Access to Justice Study CommitteeMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Minnesota N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers SeminarSeminarN/A