Although John Alton still has an active trial practice, he has served as a mediator throughout Ohio at the request of defense lawyers, plaintiff lawyers, hospitals, insurance companies and corporations. Venues include Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, Zanesville and Wheeling.
Most cases involve serious injury or wrongful death due to alleged medical malpractice, product liability, defective medical device or general negligence. John Alton has also mediated 1983 actions, legal malpractice and employment cases.
More than 50 medical malpractice, legal malpractice and property and casualty insurance companies and hospitals have requested John Alton to mediate disputed claims.
John Alton’s background of 40% defense and 60% plaintiff for more than four decades along with 60 trials to verdict provide a balanced perspective at mediations. John Alton is usually available as a mediator on short notice since he is still a practicing trial lawyer.
Why John Alton?
As one of the most esteemed personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in Central Ohio, John Alton has over thirty years of experience and has received numerous awards and honors. Listed below are six of them:
American College of Trial Lawyers (2000- present)
The American College of Trial Lawyers is the most exclusive trial lawyer organization in the country and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in any state. In Ohio only .3 of 1% of lawyers are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. To be accepted, one must be nominated and approved at the local, state and national levels of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
American Board of Trial Advocates (1996- present)
John Alton became a member only two years after switching sides to become a plaintiffs’ attorney. ABOTA is a national trial lawyer organization comprised of 50% plaintiffs’ lawyers and 50% defense lawyers.
Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (1992- present)
Since 1985, John Alton’s peers have rated his legal ability and ethics the highest level – AV. In 1992 Martindale Hubbell also recognized John Alton as a preeminent lawyer in medical malpractice – a very narrow subspecialty of personal injury law.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1999- present)
To be eligible for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum one must have a settlement or jury verdict in excess of $1 million. John Alton obtained his first in 1993 while still a defense lawyer.
Ohio Super Lawyers (2004- Present)
For the past 15 years, John Alton has been rated a Super Lawyer by his peers in Ohio Super Lawyers. He is the only plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer in Franklin County who has received the honor of Super Lawyer every year since 2004.
Best Lawyers (2005- present)
Since 2005 John Alton has been recognized by Best Lawyers in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, product labiality and personal injury. In 2013 John Alton was recognized at the Tier 1 level in each of those areas of concentration.