Perry Dampf


John W. Perry, Jr.

John W. Perry, Jr.

Mr. Perry is a partner with Perry, Balhoff, Mengis and Burns and a founding principal of Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions. Mr. Perry has been conducting mediations for over twenty years and is one of the most active mediators and arbitrators in the south. His mediation practice has spanned thousands of successfully completed mediations for legal and commercial clients. Mr. Perry is recognized as a leading authority on the process and application of alternative dispute resolution. His experience as a senior mediator has covered a wide array of multi-party, complex legal and commercial issues. Mr. Perry is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Nicholls State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. As a principal in Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions, Mr. Perry is responsible for the selection and training of the mediator panel.

Areas of Concentration



Product Liability

Employment Law

Professional Liability

Environmental Law


B.A., Nicholls State University (1976)

J.D., Louisiana State University (1978)


Experienced mediator, arbitrator and special master in over 4,000 cases

Forty years of practice in Personal Injury (Plaintiff and Defense), Insurance, Professional Liability and Products Liability

American College of Civil Trial Mediators®, Distinguished Fellow since 2007

Academy of Court Appointed Masters, Member

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Past Member, Board of Governors, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association

Past Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Council Member, ADR Section of Louisiana State Bar


“I would like to thank you for your efforts in mediating a fair settlement … because you had their best interest in mind when you mediated and they were impressed that you continued to work toward a settlement after the meeting…”