John Allen Chalk

John Allen Chalk (Fort Worth, Texas)

John Allen Chalk

Attorney in Fort Worth, TX
Helping my clients realize their business and personal goals is a distinct privilege and a personal joy.

Background

After 40 years of practicing law, John Allen Chalk understands what it is that clients want from their lawyer. As a negotiator, litigator, arbitrator and mediator, John Allen applies cost-benefit and risk analysis to help his clients achieve efficient resolutions to their disputes. As a Blackstone award-winning lawyer, John Allen has a reputation for doing what's right.

John Allen focuses on commercial transactions and litigation, state and federal regulatory matters, healthcare and ADR proceedings. Highly respected for his expertise in arbitration and mediation, John is regularly called upon to serve in this capacity both domestically and internationally.

Awards & Recognitions

The 2012-2013 Blackstone Award, an annual honor bestowed on one lawyer by the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Named a Texas Super Lawyer every year from 2003 to present. Super Lawyers is a Thompson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Named a “Top Attorney” each year from 2003 to present by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Name a 2008 Power Attorney by The Fort Worth Business Press.

Emeritus Master, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court, Fort Worth, Texas

Member and fellow, College of State Bar of Texas

fellow (Life), American Bar Foundation

fellow (Life), Texas Bar Foundation

fellow (Founding Life), Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Finalist, “Go-To-Lawyer” (Arbitration and Mediation) (2012), Texas Monthly

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell : Preeminent

Testimonials

“When I have a question about the operation of my highly-regulated business, I call John Allen Chalk.”

Sharon Gamblin Rowley Owner Fort Worth Beauty School

“I have recommended and observed John Allen Chalk arbitrate a healthcare dispute involving a regional medical center as well as mediate or arbitrate other significant business disputes. I have also participated in arbitrator training conducted by him and had many discussions with him about dispute resolution. He is a hard-working, creative, and committed dispute resolver whom I will continue to recommend to parties who consult with me. His experience and education make him a truly exceptional arbitrator.”

Robert J. (“Jerry”) Strader, DDS, MSD, FACD, Brig. Gen., U.S. Army (retired) MS, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law Member, FINRA Panel of Arbitrators, AHLA ADR Service Panel of Dispute Resolvers Mediator/Arbitrator in Residence, Duncum Center for Dispute Resolution, Abilene Christian University Abilene, Texas

“John Allen Chalk helped me resolve a stressful dispute with his personal attention and sound legal, business, and financial advice.”

Jay Hearne, Fort Worth, Texas.

Industry Specific Resumes

AAA Resume
Arbitrator (Private Ad Hoc) Resume
Energy Resume
Healthcare Resume
International Commercial Resume

Publications & Presentations

John Allen Chalk has released the March 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the February 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk presented How to be a Better Negotiator on February 12, 2015, at the Fort Worth, Texas City Club Members Luncheon.

John Allen Chalk has released the January 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.

John Allen Chalk has released the December 2014 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the November 2014 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the October 2014 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the September 2014 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the August 2014 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the July 2014 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter View All Publications from John Allen Chalk

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Domestic & International Arbitration/Mediation
  • Administrative Law
  • State & Federal Regulatory Law
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Commerical Litigation
  • Project and Corporate Finance Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Refining
  • Alternative Energy
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • School Law
  • Post Secondary Education Law

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1973, Texas
1974, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
1977, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
1979, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals of the United States
2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Texas School of Law
Class of 1973
JD.
University Attended
Tennessee Tech University
Class of 1967
MA.

Tennessee Tech University
Class of 1962
BS.

Freed-Hardeman College
Class of 1956
AA.
Special Agencies
U.S. Department of Education; Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Texas Education Agency.
Associations & Memberships

Associations & Memberships

•President (2013-2014), Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
•Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2004-2009
•Member, American Law Institute
•fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
•fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England
•Member, Neutrals' Panel, American Arbitration Association
•Member, Neutrals' Panel, American Health Lawyers Association
•Member, Neutrals' Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
•Member, Neutral's Panel, International Centre for Dispute Resolution
•Member, London Court of International Arbitration, London, England
•Member, ADR Service Council, American Health Lawyers Association
•Member, Neutrals' Panel, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
•Master Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County
•Mediator - Advanced, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
•Mediator - Advanced, Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County, Inc.
•Member, Texas Association of Mediators
•Member, Texas Attorney-Mediators Coalition
•Member, Association of Attorney Mediators
•Adjunct Professor, Arbitration Procedure and Advocacy, Pepperdine University, Law School, Malibu, California, 2011 and 2013
•Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Arbitration, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2008
•Chair, State Bar of Texas ADR Section - 2009 - 2010
•Founding Co-Editor, Family Advocate, American Bar Association
•Founding Member, Former President of Osteopathic Health Foundation, Ft Worth
•Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
•Member, DFW Arbitration Group
•Director and Executive Committee, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association (2005-)

Bar Fellowship
of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

• Named a "Texas Super Lawyer " for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. "Super Lawyers" is a Thompson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

• Named a Top Attorney in Alternative Dispute Resolution 2010; Business & Commerical Litigation 2010; Civil Litigation 2010 by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.

Articles & Publications

• John Allen Chalk's article in the November 2012 Arbitration Newsletter discusses a recent Dallas Court of Appeals case on arbitrator disclosure and "evident partiality."

• John Allen Chalk's review of Amoco D.T. Company et al. v Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been published in the July Edition of the The Arbitration Newsletter.

• John Allen Chalk's review of Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer has been published in the April Edition of the The Arbitration Newsletter.

• John Allen Chalk participated as a panelist in the State Bar of Texas webinar on "Arbitration Clause Drafting and Practice in the Wake of AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion " on July 14, 2011.

• John Allen Chalk taught "Law 1632: Arbitration Practice and Advocacy " at the Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution July 19-30, 2011, at the Malibu, California campus.

• Contributor: "Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way in Pennsylvania." The Pennsylvania State University (2010). Publication Code # UA465.

• Author: "The Mediator as Conflict Manager." (2009).

• CoAuthor: "Eminent Domain Power Granted to Private Pipeline Companies: Urban Resistance"

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500,
Fort Worth, TX 76102-4186
U.S.A.
Phone
817.878.0575
Fax
817.878.0501
Office Information
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John Allen Chalk
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Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500,
Fort Worth, TX 76102-4186

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