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John A. Chalk, Sr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-878-0575
Fax: 817-878-0501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%), Administrative Law (30%), Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

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 since 1992 involving business   entities, health care, employment, insurance, franchise, real estate, oil and gas, aviation, intellectual property, and other disputes.

White Papers

  • White Paper on Arbitration

About John A. Chalk, Sr.

First Admitted: 1973, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.whitakerchalk.com/people/john-allen-chalk/

Honors/Awards

  • Served four terms on the ADR Service Task Force/ADR Council by the American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Blackstone Award - Annual award to one lawyer in Tarrant Courty Bar Association membership selected by a confidential committee of peers., Tarrant County Bar Association, 2013
  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree, Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 2013
  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree, All Church Home for Children, Inc., 2007
  • Named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2003 to Present)
  • Appointed Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (2012 - 2013)
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President of Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court (2013 - 2014)
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar (Washington DC)
  • Member, Texas Attorney-Mediators Coalition
  • Member, Texas Association of Mediators
  • Master Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration, London, England
  • Member, Neutrals’ Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Member, Neutrals’ Panel, American Health Lawyers Association ADR Service
  • Member, Neutrals’ Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England
  • Member, Neutrals' Panel, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2004-2009
  • Founding Member, Former President of Osteopathic Health Foundation, Fort Worth
  • Founding Co-Editor, Family Advocate, American Bar Association
  • Member, DFW Arbitration Group
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Former Counselor, Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • Former Chair of the ADR Section, State Bar of Texas.
  • Former President of the Tarrant County Bar Association.
  • One of five finalists for "Go-To" ADR Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2013, 2011
  • The Arbitration Newsletter is published periodically to discuss and analyze current case law development in state and federal arbitration law in the U.S., Editor, The Arbitration Newsletter, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014
  • The Arbitration Newsletter is published periodically to discuss and analyze current case law development in state and federal arbitration law in the U.S., Editor, The Arbitration Newsletter, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014

Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • M.A., Tennessee Tech University
  • B.S., Tennessee Tech University
  • A.A., Freed-Hardeman College

Newsletters

  • The Arbitration Newsletter published by Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC., Editor

Industry Groups

  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Oil And Gas
  • Real Estate

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Office Location for John A. Chalk, Sr.

301 Commerce Street
Suite 3500
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Last Updated: 3/18/2021

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