John Allen Chalk

Background

After 43 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

Recognized by Best Lawyers® and published in 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Arbitration

Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” every year from 2003 to present. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Named a “Top Attorney” each year from 2003 to present by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Co-Recipient of the 2016 Justice Frank G. Evans Award

The 2012-2013 Blackstone Award, an annual honor bestowed on one lawyer by the Tarrant County Bar Association

Member, Texas Bar College (since 1988)

Named 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, Sergeant Inn of Court, American Inns of Court

Member and Fellow, College of State Bar of Texas

Life Patron Fellow of the 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

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Administrative Law

Corporate & Business Law

Employment Litigation

Energy/Oil & Gas

Healthcare

Real Estate Litigation

School Law

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)

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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

Education

  • JD University of Texas School of Law (1973)
  • MA Tennessee Tech University (1967)
  • BS Tennessee Tech University (1962)
  • AA Freed-Hardeman College (1956)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court – 1978
  • Texas Bar – 1973
  • District of Columbia – 1978
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas – 1974
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas – 2003
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas – 2007
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – 2001

Industry Specific Resumes

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

5/23/17

John Allen Chalk presented “The Benefits of Business-to-Business Arbitration” to the Tarrant County Bar Association

John Allen Chalk presented “The Benefits of Business-to-Business Arbitration” to the Tarrant County Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section on May...
5/1/17

John Allen Chalk presented “A Lawyer’s Checklist for Eminent Domain” at the Tarrant County (Texas) Bench-Bar Conference

John Allen Chalk presented “A Lawyer’s Checklist for Eminent Domain” at the Tarrant County (Texas) Bench-Bar Conference on Friday, April...
3/27/17

John Allen Chalk taught a continuing education class on “Red Flags & Risk Areas” for American Arbitration Association on March 23, 2017

John Allen Chalk taught American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrator Continuing Education training for AAA arbitrators on ‘Red Flags & Risk Areas:...
3/27/17

John Allen Chalk taught continuing education training course for American Arbitration Association

John Allen Chalk taught American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrator Continuing Education training for AAA arbitrators on ‘Dealing with Difficult Attorneys in...
3/9/17

John Allen Chalk has released the March 2017 edition of “The Arbitration Newsletter”

John Allen Chalk  has released the March 2017 edition of "The Arbitration Newsletter". Read the Newsletter here.
3/8/17

John Allen Chalk published in March 2017 issue of the Texas Bar Journal

The Texas Bar Journal has published John Allen Chalk’s article “Arbitration Has Benefits” in the March 2017 issue, Vol. 80,...
2/18/17

John Allen Chalk has article published in State Bar of Texas ADR Section Newsletter

John Allen Chalk’s article “Pleadings and Conduct Can Widen Arbitrator’s Scope of Issues to Review” has been published in the...
1/30/17

John Allen Chalk chaired mock arbitration panel at 2017 ADR Annual Seminar

John Allen Chalk chaired a mock arbitration panel on January 27, 2017, at the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute...
1/11/17

John Allen Chalk was formally inducted into the “Honorary Serjeant’s Inn of Dallas-Fort Worth Inn of Court”

John Allen Chalk was formally inducted into the “Honorary Serjeant’s Inn of Dallas-Fort Worth Inn of Court” on January 10,...
12/10/16

John Allen Chalk has been selected to membership in the Sergeant Inn of Court

John Allen Chalk has been selected to membership in the Sergeant Inn of Court by the nomination of the Mahon...
11/28/16

John Allen Chalk has been named a Life Patron Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

John Allen Chalk has been named a Life Patron Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  The Fellows is an honorary...
10/30/16

John Allen Chalk Named Co-Recipient of the 2016 Justice Frank G. Evans Award

John Allen Chalk has been named by the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as a co-recipient with...
10/30/16

2017 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America©” – John Allen Chalk recognized in the field of Arbitration

John Allen Chalk has been recognized in the field of Arbitration by Best Lawyers® and will be featured in its 23rd Edition...
10/26/16

John Allen Chalk has released the October 2016 Edition of the Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the October 2016 edition of the Arbitration Newsletter. Read the newsletter here.
10/26/16

John Allen Chalk participated as an observer and commentator in mock arbitration exercises

John Allen Chalk participated as an observer and commentator in mock arbitration exercises conducted for new arbitrators by the Aga...
9/26/16

13 of 34 Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 13 of our 34 attorneys have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers...
9/13/16

John Allen Chalk speaks to a Joint Session of Texas A&M Student Competition Teams

John Allen Chalk, on August 20, 2016, spoke to a joint session of Texas A&M Law School negotiation, mediation, and...
8/20/16

John Allen Chalk presented “Advocacy in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration” on August 20, 2016

John Allen Chalk presented “Advocacy in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration” to the 2016-17 members of all the alternative dispute resolution...
8/12/16

John Allen Chalk has released the August 2016 Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has realeased the August 2016 Edition of the Arbitration Newsletter.  Read the Article Here.
7/15/16

John Allen Chalk has released the July 2016 Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has realeased the July 2016 edition of the Arbitration Newsletter.  Read the Article Here.
6/10/16

Hunter McLean and John Allen Chalk presented “Why Businesses Prefer to Arbitrate Their Disputes”

Hunter McLean and John Allen Chalk presented “Why Businesses Prefer to Arbitrate Their Disputes” on June 9, 2016 in the...
6/3/16

John Allen Chalk’s article “Texas Nursing Home and Attorney-Client Fee Agreement Arbitration Clauses” has been published

John Allen Chalk’s article “Texas Nursing Home and Attorney-Client Fee Agreement Arbitration Clauses” has been published in Alternative Resolutions, Spring...
4/4/16

John Allen Chalk has released the March 2016 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the March 2016 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.  Read the Article here.
3/15/16

John Allen Chalk has released the February 2016 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the February 2016 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.  Read the Article here.
2/22/16

John Allen Chalk co-presented at 2016 AAA/ICDR/Mediation.Org Panel Conference

John Allen Chalk co-presented “Clearing the Fog: Practical Insights for Enhancing AAA Arbitrator Practices and Opportunities” with Peter Michaelson and...
1/26/16

John Allen Chalk has released the January 2016 Edition of The Arbitration Newsletter

John Allen Chalk has released the January 2016 Edition of the Arbitration Newsletter.  Read the Article here.
12/7/15

John Allen Chalk Presented Webinar to Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)

John Allen Chalk presented a webinar on November 20, 2015 to members and guests of the Forensic Expert Witness Association...
11/2/15

John Allen Chalk has been named to AAA’s National Arbitrator Advisory Committee

John Allen Chalk has been named by the American Arbitration Association to its newly formed AAA’s National Arbitrator Advisory Committee...
11/2/15

John Allen Chalk Spoke at Abilene Christian University

John Allen Chalk spoke at the annual meeting of the “Friends of the ACU Library,” Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas,...
11/2/15

John Allen Chalk named an Emeritus Master of the Mahon Inn of Court

John Allen Chalk has been named an Emeritus Master of the Mahon Inn of Court, Fort Worth, Texas, a chartered...
11/2/15

John Allen Chalk spoke at the DFW Arbitration Group in Dallas

John Allen Chalk spoke to the DFW Arbitration Group in Dallas, Texas, August 30, 2015 , on “Update on Arbitrator...
10/30/15

John Allen Chalk Third-Time Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine

John Allen Chalk is teaching “Law 1632.01 – Arbitration Practice and Advocacy” as an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University...
9/21/15

11 Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk has 11 named to 2015 Super Lawyers List. Congratulations to John Allen Chalk, David Flowers, Charles Gunter, Tim...
9/14/15

John Allen named to AAA’s National Arbitrator Advisory Committee

John Allen Chalk has been named by the American Arbitration Association to its newly formed AAA’s National Arbitrator Advisory Committee...
6/26/15

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

John Allen Chalk has released the June 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.  Please read the newsletter here:  The Arbitration...
5/29/15

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

John Allen Chalk has released the May 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.  Please read the newsletter here:  The Arbitration...
5/14/15

Thomas S. Brandon and John Allen Chalk presented “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace”

Thomas S. Brandon and John Allen Chalk presented “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace” to the Fort Worth City Club’s “Lunch...
4/23/15

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

John Allen Chalk has released the April 2015 edition of The Arbitration Newsletter.  Please read the newsletter here:  The Arbitration...
4/16/15

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

John Allen Chalk's article "Texas Vacatur for 'Exceeded Powers'" has been published in the Spring 2015, Vol. 24, No. 1...
2/28/15

John Allen Chalk was honored for Thirty-Three years as a Founding Director of The Christian Scholarship Foundation

John Allen Chalk was honored on February 28, 2015, for Thirty-Three years as a Founding Director of The Christian Scholarship...
11/11/14

John Allen Chalk Presents Webinar for the American Arbitration Association

John Allen Chalk prepared the materials and presented an American Arbitration Association webinar on November 11, 2014 on “How to...
7/7/13

John Allen Chalk was Honored with a Blackstone Award

John Allen Chalk was honored for his service to the law in this feature article in the Fort Worth Business...
2/1/13

John Allen Chalk Named Blackstone Award Recipient by the Tarrant County Bar Association

John Allen Chalk has been named the Blackstone Award recipient for 2012-13 by the Tarrant County Bar Association.  The Blackstone...