John Claypool concentrates his practice in the area of personal injury litigation.... more
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.
Prior to venturing on my own, I have worked as in-house counsel for a major oil... more
Prior to venturing on my own, I have worked as in-house counsel for a major oil company (9.5 years), a utility company (2.5 years) and a paper company (6 years). I also have experience as a mechanical engineer and as a human resources director. I currently provide mediation services, having mediated over 40 cases in the past year, with an over 90% settlement rate. My mediation services a... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.
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