John Allen Chalk: Lawyer with Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

John Allen Chalk


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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Domestic & International Arbitration/Mediation
  • Administrative Law
  • State & Federal Regulatory Law
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Post Secondary Education Law
  • Project and Corporate Finance Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • School Law
University Tennessee Tech University, B.S., 1962; Tennessee Tech University, M.A., 1967
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, 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
Special AgenciesU.S. Department of Education; Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Texas Education Agency.

As general counsel for a large, independent petroleum refining and marketing company (1978-84), as special counsel for a Texas real estate developer (1984-86), and as a member of two law firms (1973-78; 1986 - present), Mr. Chalk understands what clients want from their lawyers and how lawyers best serve their clients. As a negotiator, litigator, mediator, and arbitrator, Mr. Chalk constantly applies cost-benefit and risk analysis in assisting clients and opposing parties to understand the importance of efficient resolution of their disputes.

Chalk represents clients in commercial transactions and litigation, state and federal regulatory matters, and ADR proceedings. Post-secondary proprietary schools and colleges in numerous states require his appearances before state and federal regulatory agencies. He has assisted clients with project and corporate finance, and business restructure and sale transactions, domestically and internationally. Five arbitral institutions (domestic and international) include Chalk on their neutrals' panels and have appointed him as either mediator or arbitrator in hundreds of ADR proceedings involving business, entities, health care, employment, insurance, franchise, real estate, oil and gas, aviation, intellectual property, and other disputes.

Professional Associations

· Founding Co-Editor, Family Advocate, American Bar Association.

· Founding Member, Former President of Osteopathic Health Foundation, Ft Worth.

· Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2004-2009.

· Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators



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Office Information

John Allen Chalk

301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500
Fort WorthTX 76102-4186


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