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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


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



Contingent (25-33%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • 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 accident 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
INAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice201007/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
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
State Bar of Wisconsin, Access to Justice Study CommitteeMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Board of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinMemberN/A
Fox Valley SymphonyBoard of Directions2011 - 2011
COTSBoard of Directors2011 - 2011
Outagamie County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
Wisconsin Association of Trial LawyersBoard of Directors2003 - 2003
State Bar of WisconsinBoard of Governors1996 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of MinnesotaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers SeminarSeminarN/A