John DeGroote

John DeGroote

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Dallas, TX

DeGroote Partners, LLC
 | 501 S 2nd Avenue, Suite A-800
Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: 214-887-3484
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

John DeGroote is a former global company general counsel now focused on special business situations, significant matters, and efficient dispute resolution. John serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business, technology, and intellectual property matters involving parties and interests around the country and beyond — often before litigation is filed.

Prior to his service as a mediator and arbitrator, John served as the lead settlement negotiator in hundreds of cases, mediating and negotiating settlements on behalf of corporate and individual clients in more than 20 states. With experience as a litigator, corporate counsel and business executive, he brings rare and valuable perspective to dispute resolution.

In 2009, John was appointed to serve as the liquidating trustee to the BearingPoint, Inc. Liquidating Trust by the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Since then, he has been appointed and retained to manage various estates, claims, and special situations around the country. Most of these clients don’t have legal problems. They have business problems in the legal context.

John served as chief litigation counsel to KPMG Consulting, LLC/BearingPoint, Inc., a $3 billion global consulting firm with as many as 17,000 employees, for over eight years. He later became the company’s chief legal officer and, ultimately, its president. Prior to KPMG Consulting, John practiced with a nationally known litigation boutique and a major Texas law firm, representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation matters.

About John DeGroote

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2016-2018
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named to the inaugural ADR Champions list of top mediators in the U.S. by The National Law Journal, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Received arbitration training from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Received mediation training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted in Texas; Virginia Eastern District Court; Virginia Western District Court; US Supreme Court; Virginia; Texas Eastern District Court; Texas Northern District Court; Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Past Director, Dwell with Dignity Foundation
  • Trustee, St. John’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees
  • Past Chair, Duke Law School Future Forum
  • Past Chair, Duke Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • Past Chair, General Counsel Forum, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
  • Past Chair, National Litigation Committee, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Past Chair, Dallas Bar Association ADR Section
  • Chair Elect, State Bar of Texas ADR Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist, AAA National Roster of Arbitrators

Educational Background:

  • John received his mediation training from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005 and arbitration training from the AAA in 2012, and he has served as a mediator and arbitrator in significant disputes since 2013.
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Mississippi State University, 1986
Office Location for John DeGroote

501 S 2nd Avenue
Suite A-800
Dallas, TX 75226

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Last Updated: 11/9/2018

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