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Attorney John Jokela

John Jokela
“When I hear from a client that I have made a difference in their life and helped them get back on their feet, this makes it worthwhile for me, and reminds me why I love being a lawyer. It also motivates me to keep working hard for all my clients.”

Attorney John R. Jokela has been fighting workers comp insurance companies and obtaining settlements and awards in workers compensation cases for hard-working men and women in Wausau and the state of Wisconsin for almost 20 years. Over that time he has obtained millions of dollars for his clients from insurance companies.

John grew up in a small town in Central Wisconsin, where he learned the values of hard work and common decency from his family and neighbors. When he became a lawyer, he naturally gravitated toward representing people like himself, his family, and his neighbors. Representing injured workers in workers compensation and social security disability claims is all John does.

He focuses his practice exclusively on representing hard-working people who have been injured or disabled on the job. Mr. Jokela is a caring, ethical, and relentless advocate for his clients. John knows the workers compensation insurance company will hire the best lawyer they can find to fight your claim, but no matter who they hire, Attorney John Jokela will level the playing field. John has gained a solid reputation in the legal community and with his clients.

He handles almost any type of workers compensation case, from a basic dispute about a disability rating all the way to complex work exposure claims and serious injury claims with future loss of income. He prides himself on digging into his client’s cases, fully developing the evidence, advising his clients, and claiming all benefits that can be legitimately claimed. In this way John maximizes the recovery for his clients. John takes every client and every case he handles seriously and does the best job that can be done.  With over 20 years of experience, John proudly serves workers in Stevens Point, Nekoosa, Mosinee, Merrill, Wisconsin Rapids, Rhinelander, Minocqua, Eau Claire, Appleton, and the surrounding areas from his office in Wausau, Wisconsin.  John also makes home visits.

John is married and lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife, two sons, and goldendoodle, Coco. When he is not working for his clients, he enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling, and playing fetch with Coco.  John has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys.