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John Allen Chalk Sr., Mediator & Arbitrator, Fort Worth, Texas.

John Allen Chalk Sr.

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Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
301 Commerce Street
Suite 3500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tel: (817) 878-0575
Fax: (817) 878-0501
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/7/24)250
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/7/24)400
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • WACO


John Allen Chalk has extensive general business and commercial litigation experience, including healthcare, payor/provider, real estate, oil and gas, alternative energy, financial services, telecommunications, employment and restrictive covenant issues. He is an active mediator and arbitrator and represents clients in mediation and arbitration - both domestic and international.  Mr. Chalk has obtained large jury verdicts and arbitration awards for his clients. He has also arbitrated many complex disputes involving large claims and counterclaims. Mr. Chalk has assisted clients in obtaining approximately U.S.$2 billion in project and corporate fundings, including the structuring, financing, and funding of approximately U.S.$55 million in infrastructure projects in the Republic of Kazakhstan following its independence from the Soviet Union. Mr. Chalk assists clients in the design and structuring of alternative dispute resolution plans.  Mr. Chalk has represented numerous healthcare entities, including physician practice groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers,and home health agencies.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1973
  • M.A., Tennessee Tech University, 1967
  • B.S., Tennessee Tech University, 1962
  • A.A., Freed-Hardeman College, 1956

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member, Neutrals Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Neutrals Panel, International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Neutrals Panel, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Neutrals Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Member, Neutrals Panel, National Arbitration Forum
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration, London, England
  • Member, Texas Association of Mediators
  • Member, Tarrant County Association of Mediators
  • Master Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Chairman, ADR Section, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2002-03
  • Former Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect, President, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, FormerTreasurer, Chair-Elect, Chair State Bar of Texas ADR Section Council
  • Master Emeritus, Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • Former President, Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • Founding Member, Former President of Osteopathic Health Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Maintaining Member and Fellow, College of the State Bar (Texas)
  • Editor, The Arbitration Newsletter.
  • Founding Co-Editor, Family Advocate, American Bar Association, 1977-78

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