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
•Arbitrator (Private Ad Hoc) 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
“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
American Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation; Tarrant County Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; College of Commercial Arbitrators; College of State Bar of Texas.
Texas Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association.