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
- Oil & Gas
- Alternative Energy
- Real Estate Litigation
- School Law
- Post Secondary Education Law
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- Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Experience & CredentialsPositionMemberAdmission DetailsAdmitted 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 TexasCredit Cards AcceptedAdditional Payment InformationFixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees AvailableLaw School AttendedUniversity of Texas School of Law
Class of 1973
JD.University AttendedTennessee Tech University
Class of 1967
Tennessee Tech University
Class of 1962
Class of 1956
AA.Special AgenciesU.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 Fellowshipof 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"