At Whitaker Chalk, good judgment is our practice and strong relationships are our most treasured asset. For more than 35 years, these are the cornerstones upon which we’ve staked our reputation.

Whitaker Chalk was founded in 1978 by a group of lawyers dedicated to client service. Since then we have been committed to helping clients achieve their goals whether through counsel and leadership in connection with domestic and international transactions or aggressive advocacy in connection with disputes. Along with the seasoned attorneys in a broad array of business disciplines, many of our attorneys have been CEOs, CFOs, Corporate Counsels and business owners. As a result, Whitaker Chalk attorneys provide our clients with understanding and empathy for the realities of doing business and resolving disputes in complex and competitive environments.

We provide the same dedication to our individual clients as well as those that are among the largest enterprises nationally and internationally.  We are honored to represent them all.  Our litigators are effective advocates and presenters in the courtroom when our client’s interests need to be pursued through trial or arbitration.  They are also wise counselors and skilled negotiators when it makes more sense to resolve a dispute   We have enjoyed being a stable and longstanding member of the North Texas legal community and treasure our relationships with the other lawyers and judges in the community with whom we have the privilege of practicing law.  We look forward to many more years pursuing our original vision of serving our clients.

  • Trusted counsel. Proven results. Since 1978.

  • John Allen Chalk named “Silver Client Champion” by Martindale-Hubble


  • FW Inc. Magazine

    has named John Allen Chalk in “400 Most Influential People” for 2019


  • 14 Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2019 Super Lawyers

  • 6 attorneys named to 2020 Best Lawyers list.


  • Whitaker Chalk Means Business

  • Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC has been included in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" List by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

  • Higher Standards. Higher Expectations.

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    Brian Smith selected as 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine