John A. Chalk, Sr.

Top rated alternative dispute resolution attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
John A. Chalk, Sr.
Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, Administrative law, Business & corporate

Licensed in Texas since: 1973

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2022

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

301 Commerce Street
Suite 3500
Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-878-0575 Email: John A. Chalk, Sr. Visit website

Details

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.

First Admitted: 1973, Texas

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

Honors/Awards:
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell®: Preeminent™
  • Appointed Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (2012 - 2013)
  • Served four terms on the ADR Service Task Force/ADR Council by the American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2003 to Present)
  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree, All Church Home for Children, Inc., 2007
  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree, Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 2013
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • A.A., Freed-Hardeman College
  • B.S., Tennessee Tech University
  • M.A., Tennessee Tech University
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
Newsletters:
  • The Arbitration Newsletter published by Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC., Editor
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Former President of the Tarrant County Bar Association.
  • Former Chair of the ADR Section, State Bar of Texas.
  • Former Counselor, Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • One of five finalists for "Go-To" ADR Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2013, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Board of Trustee, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 2022
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member, DFW Arbitration Group
  • Founding Co-Editor, Family Advocate, American Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Former President of Osteopathic Health Foundation, Fort Worth
  • Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2004-2009
  • Member, Neutrals' Panel, Chartered Institute of 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 ADR Service
  • Member, Neutrals’ Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Master Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County
  • Member, Texas Association of Mediators
  • Member, Texas Attorney-Mediators Coalition
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar (Washington DC)
  • President of Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court (2013 - 2014)
Industry Groups:
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Oil And Gas
  • Real Estate

Office location for John A. Chalk, Sr.

301 Commerce Street
Suite 3500
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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