John Allen Chalk, Sr. (Fort Worth, Texas)
John Allen Chalk, Sr. (Fort Worth, Texas)

John Allen Chalk, Sr.

Licensed for 43 years

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Administrative Law, Corporate & Business Law 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

John Allen Chalk, Sr.

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Fort Worth, TX view address

Partner at firm Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

Serving Fort Worth, TX view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About John Allen Chalk, Sr.

Helping my clients realize their business and personal goals is a distinct privilege and a personal joy.

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...

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Helping my clients realize their business and personal goals is a distinct privilege and a personal joy.

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.

Industry Specific Resumes

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

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 2015. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson-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

“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.

“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

Publications & Presentations

Why Businesses Prefer to Arbitrate Their Disputes

John Allen Chalk has released the January 2016 edition of the Arbitration Newsletter

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

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

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

John Allen Chalk's article on “Arbitration” has been selected for publication by the State Bar of Texas ADR Section for the ADR Section's Fourth Edition of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook.

Thomas S. Brandon and John Allen Chalk presented “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace” to the Fort Worth City Club's “Lunch and Learn” meeting for City Club members on May 14, 2015.

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

John Allen Chalk's article“Texas Vacatur for 'Exceeded Powers'” has been published in the Spring 2015 issue of Alternative Resolutions

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

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 2 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/30/16

    Recently, my client and I were involved in serious business litigation. John Allen Chalk immediately understood the issues, counseled us well and obtained superb, prompt... Read more

    Recently, my client and I were involved in serious business litigation. John Allen Chalk immediately understood the issues, counseled us well and obtained superb, prompt results. A pleasure to meet him and to have him on our side.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 04/28/16

    John Allen Chalk is very efficient in what he does. He always helps me out when needed. He reassures me that my priorities are just as important as his priorities. He mak... Read more

    John Allen Chalk is very efficient in what he does. He always helps me out when needed. He reassures me that my priorities are just as important as his priorities. He makes sure to get the job done. I can always count on John Allen Chalk to give me the very best advice. I would recommend him to anyone. Very trustworthy and honest. "Business goes where it is wanted and stays where it is appreciated."
    Respectfully,
    Jim Iman

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1973, Texas Bar
      1974, US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
      1978, U.S. Supreme Court
      2007, US District Court for the Western District of Texas
      2001, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
      2003, US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
      1978, District of Columbia
      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
      Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.
      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-current)

      Bar Fellowship
      American Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation; Tarrant County Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; College of Commercial Arbitrators; College of State Bar of Texas.
      Representative Transactions
      Sale of Mineral Leases by Fort Worth Energy Company to XTO; Sale of ATI Enterprises, Inc. to the Riverside Company;
      Representative Cases
      In re Brian Armstrong, 2008 Tex.App.LEXIS 9689 (Tex.App. - Fort Worth 2008, orig. proceeding).In re Pediatrix Medical Services, Inc., 2005 Tex.App.LEXIS 5861 (Tex.App. - Dallas 2005, orig. proceeding).Seals v. Upper Trinity Water District, 2004 Tex.App.LEXIS 6405 (Tex.App. - Fort Worth 2004, pet. dismissed).Andrews Transport, Inc. v. CNA Insurance, 166 F.Supp.2d 516 (N.D.Tex.2001)
      rev'd 37 Fed.Appx. 87 (5th Cir.2002)
      2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7657 (N.D.Tex.2002).In re McMillan and Nycz, 66 S.W.3d 477 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2002, no pet.).Bridges v. Andrews Transport, Inc., 88 S.W.3d 801 (Tex.App.- Beaumont 2002, pet. denied).Denton Regional Medical Center v. LaCroix, 947 S.W.2d 941 (Tex.App. - Fort Worth 1997, pet. denied).

      Areas of Law

      • Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • Administrative Law
      • Corporate & Business Law
      • Employment Litigation
      • Energy/Oil & Gas
      • Healthcare
      • Real Estate Litigation
      • School Law