Ohio Mediator

John Alton serves as a mediator throughout Ohio at the request of defense lawyers, hospitals, insurance companies, plaintiff lawyers and corporations. Venues include Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Zanesville, Athens, Mansfield and Lancaster.

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 more than 60 trials to verdict (two-thirds defense and one-third plaintiff) enable him to provide a balanced perspective at mediations. Mr. Alton is often available as a mediator on short notice.

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Why John Alton?


For the past 17 years, John Alton has been rated a Super Lawyer in Medical Malpractice by his peers.


Since 2005 John Alton has been recognized by Best Lawyers in medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury. In 2013 John Alton was recognized at the Tier 1 level in each of those areas of concentration.