John W. Raihala

Experienced in Personal Injury & Complex Commercial Litigation

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John W. Raihala | Experienced in Personal Injury & Complex Commercial Litigation

JOHN W. RAIHALA is a shareholder of Clifford and Raihala where his trial practice focuses on personal injury cases, complex commercial disputes and general civil litigation.

John began his litigation practice in Chicago before moving to Madison and he is currently licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Illinois. John is proud to have represented individuals and families, as well as Fortune 500 companies, in a wide variety of disputes.

John has teamed with a Dane County Circuit Court judge to teach litigation case management and he has served as Director of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation. John has also lectured at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, teaching graduate students in Psychology to help prepare them for common legal issues in their profession.

John is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin and Illinois Supreme Courts and Federal District Courts in the Western District of Wisconsin and Northern District of Illinois.

John received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors and distinction from the University of Michigan, and later received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of Michigan Law School in 1989.

Professional Memberships

  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Association of Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice

​John has served as a Director of the YWCA Madison and has volunteered with the Urban League of Greater Madison and other charitable organizations. He enjoys biking and hiking with his wife and their children.