John Alton

Top rated Alternative Dispute Resolution attorney in Gahanna, Ohio

John M. Alton & Co., L.P.A.
John Alton
John M. Alton & Co., L.P.A.

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Licensed in Ohio since: 1977

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024
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John M. Alton & Co., L.P.A.

81 Mill St
Suite 300
Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-439-6526 Email: John Alton Visit website


In 2021 John Alton was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). In Columbus, Ohio only two other mediators are members of NADN. 

Additional professional honors John Alton has received include: 

          (a) certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1997-2010);

          (b) Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2000 - present; State Chair, 2017-2019);

          (c) American Board of Trial Advocates (1996-present); President, Ohio Chapter (2022)

          (d) recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers in plaintiff’s medical malpractice (2004-2020) and in Alternative Dispute Resolution (2021-2024).

John Alton has mediated hundreds of cases throughout Ohio with lawyers and party decision makers from more than 20 states. 

John Alton’s website, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals bio page and LinkedIn page contain additional information about John’s professional background.    
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Mobile: (614) 439-6526 



First Admitted: 1977, Ohio

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified in civil trial advocacy by the  National Board of Trial Advocacy from 1997-2010
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • As a Mediator, John Alton’s percentage of cases settled at or after mediation has been 90% since first retained as Mediator in a medical malpractice case in 2008. John alton has been retained by attorneys, insurance, companies, hospitals, and party decision-makers in more than 25 states.attorneys and party decision makers throughout Ohio and in more than 25 states in nearly every area of concentration of civil litigation. John rarely utilize Mediator in his own private practice of civil litigation, representing defendants and plaintiff, almost equally, but settled more than 1500 cases without a mediator, and tried more than 65 cases to verdict as a defense and plaintiff lawyer. after settling more than 1500 cases as a defense lawyer, without a mediator and tried more than 65 cases to Verdict as a defense and plaintiff attorney. John’s areas of concentration in representation of defendants and plaintiffs almost equally in civil litigation included  medical malpractice, product, liability, legal malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death arising out of tracking accidents and other high impact motor vehicle collisions, employment, medical device product liability, intentional, Tort, insurance, coverage, violations of consumer sales, practices act, contract, first amendment, 1983 actions, etc.
Educational Background:
  • In 1974 I graduated from Duke University, Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology. My majors were Psychology and Religion. I wrote an honors thesis entitled, "Children's Conceptions of Mental Illness: A Developmental Study" based on a two-year independent study of 1st, 4th and 7th grade students in the Durham, North Carolina public school system. In 1977 I graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where I received the highest grade in "Law and Psychiatry" based on a paper I wrote on the liability of psychiatrists for death caused to third parties by their patients whom they negligently released from mental health care facilities.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates; Ohio Chapter Executive Committee 2016-2021; President Elect 2021., 1996
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). State (Ohio) Committee 2009-2020; Vice Chair (2015-2017) and Chair (2017-2019)., 2000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Served on the Columbus Bar Association Ethics and Grievances Committee, 1998
  • Columbus, Ohio Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Michael F. Colley Award, Ohio, chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, 2023
  • The NBTA is the sole organization in the country which provides certification to trial lawyers in civil trial advocacy based on an application which demonstrates a significant amount of experience as a trial lawyer and an all-day examination regarding substantive knowledge of two areas of concentration, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Uniform Code of Professional Responsibility. In 1997 John Alton became certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the NBTA., Board Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997
Industry Groups:
  • Business Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • medical device product liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • political subdivision liability
  • Product Liability
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Discharge

Office location for John Alton

81 Mill St
Suite 300
Gahanna, OH 43230

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