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
  • Commerical Litigation
  • Project and Corporate Finance Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Post Secondary Education Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Refining
  • Alternative Energy
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • School Law
University Tennessee Tech University, MA., 1967; Tennessee Tech University, BS., 1962; Freed-Hardeman College, AA., 1956
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, JD., 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

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-)

Special AgenciesU.S. Department of Education; Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Texas Education Agency.

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.

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


“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

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Arbitrator (Private Ad Hoc) Resume
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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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Office Information

John Allen Chalk

301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500
Fort WorthTX 76102-4186


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