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Phone: (817) 878-0575

301 Commerce St. Ste. 3500 City Center Tower II

Fort Worth, TX 76102

John Chalk Sr.

Profession:

Attorney Arbitrator

Current Employer:

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

Experience:

Arbitrator since 1992 on AAA, ICDR, CPR, AHLA, and CIArb panels and member of ICC and Geneva Chamber tribunals; named as a neutral arbitrator more than 500 times since 1992. Extensive experience as chair of arbitrator panels and tribunals and as a sole neutral arbitrator.

Work History:

Partner, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC, Fort Worth, Texas (1986 to present)
President, Dabney Capital, Dallas, Texas (1984-86)
Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel, LaJet, Inc., Abilene, Texas (1978-1984)
Partner, Rhodes, Doscher, Chalk & Heatherly, Abilene, Texas (1973-78)

Cases:

Denton Regional Medical Center v. LaCroix, 947 S.W.2d 941 (Tex.App. - Fort Worth 1997, pet. denied).

Andrews Transport, Inc. v. CNA Insurance, 166 F.Supp.2d 516 (N.D.Tex.2001); rev’d 37 Fed.Appx. 87 (5th Cir.2002); 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7657 (N.D.Tex.2002).

In re McMillan and Nycz, 66 S.W.3d 477 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2002, no pet.).

Bridges v. Andrews Transport, Inc., 88 S.W.3d 801 (Tex.App.- Beaumont 2002, pet. denied).

Training:

Managing a Successful Arbitration, AAA/CCA Seminar, New Orleans (March 14, 2013); Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration, AAA Webinar (February 27, 2013); AAnnual Meeting, College of Commercial Arbitrators, New York, New York (October 25-28, 2012); Handling Dispositive Motions and Evidentiary Objections in Arbitration, DFW Arbitration Group (October 24, 2012); Texas Law of Arbitrator Disclosures and Award Vacatur, DFW Arbitration Group, Dallas, Texas (September 19, 2012); Disclosures, Depositions and Dispositive Motions in Employment Arbitration, AAAU (ED7312011, September 12, 2012); What We Have Here, Is ... Failure to Communicate, AAA ACE Seminar, Dallas, Texas (August 16, 2012); The Final Curtain: Post-Hearing Submissions, Deliberations and Enforcement, 24th Annual ITA Workshop, Dallas, Texas (June 22, 2012); Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, (12ACE6), Dallas, Texas (April 24, 2012); ABA DR Section Annual Meeting - Arbitration Track, Washington, D.C. (April 19B20, 2012); 2012 AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference (March 9 and 10, 2012) (ACE 103, 201, 305, 405); Arbitration Clause Drafting and Practice in the Wake of AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, State Bar of Texas Webinar (07/14/11); Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, ACE57101, AAA, Dallas, Texas (12/14/10); Jackson v. Rent-A-Center Raises Unconscionability Challenges: Who Decides What, the Court or the Arbitrator, and Why Does It Matter? ABA ADR Section Teleconference (July 20, 2010); Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure, 10ACE3, AAA, Dallas, TX (July 8, 2010); Commencing an International Arbitration: Fundamentals and Strategy, ITA Workshop, Dallas, TX (June 17, 2010); U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, ALI Consultative Group, Philadelphia, PA (January 31, 2010); Arbitration for Advocates and Arbitrators, AHLA ADR Service (01/20/10); Arbitration Roundtable, State Bar of Texas ADR Council (11/07/09; 01/16/10; 02/20/10); Protecting Patient Safety & Quality Care: Embracing the Joint Commission's Leadership Standard on Conflict Management, AAAU Webinar (09/16/09); International Awards: Remedies, Damages and Interest, ICDR-105, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, San Diego, CA (02/27-28/09); Chairing the ICDR International Arbitral Tribunal, ICDR-205, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, San Diego, CA (02/27-28/09); Managing the ICDR Guidelines on Information Exchange, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, San Diego, CA (02/27-28/09); Electronic Discovery in Abitration, AAA-401, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, San Diego, CA (02/27-28/09); Arbitrating the Mega-Case, ABA ADR Section, Los Angeles (02/08/08); Arbitrator Training, Conflict Solutions of Texas, San Antonio (09/22/07 and 10/13/07); Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Washington, D.C. (04/30/07); Arbitration Roundtable, Fort Worth, TX (April 14, 2007); Arbitration Training Institute - Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration, ABA ADR Section, New York (02/22-24/ 07); Comprehensive Guide to Arbitration Success, Texas Institute of CLE, Austin (11/20-12/01/06); AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel, Dallas, 11/2/05; AAA Neutrals Conference (ACE3; ACE4), Palm Springs, 03/04-05/05; AAA Neutrals Conference (ACE1; ACE3), San Antonio, 3/04; AHLA ADR Service, The Essentials of Arbitrating a Healthcare Dispute, Washington, D.C. 10/03; ABA-ADR Arbitration Clauses, Arbitration and Mediation Track Courses, New York, 2004, San Antonio, 2003; Arbitration Advocacy, AAA-Dallas, 2002; ITA, Technology Transfer Disputes in Arbitration, Dallas, 2002; AHLA Advanced Mediation Techniques, Scottsdale, 2002; AAA Arbitrator Update, 2001; AAA Drafting Effective Clauses, Dallas, 2001; The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Commercial Arbitration Assessment/Workshop, New Orleans, 11/01; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, Dallas, 1/01; AAA Mediator Conference, Chicago, 9/00; AAA Mediator Retreat, Denver, 3/00; The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Commercial Arbitration, Houston, 4/00; AAA Effective Employment Conflict Management Seminar, Dallas, 2/00; NAF Arbitrator Training Course, St. Paul, 11/99; Commercial Arbitrator Training, Orlando, 10/98; AAA Panels Retreat, Kerrville, 10/97; Award Drafting, AAA-Dallas, 8/97; Commercial Mediation, Int'l Ctrs for Arbitration, Santa Monica,CA, 1994; Commercial Arbitration, Int'l Ctrs for Arbitration, Bermuda, 1993; Dispute Resolution Services Mediator Training, 10/92; AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, Dallas, 6/92.

License:

Texas since 1973; District of Columbia since 1978; U.S. Supreme Court since 1978; U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2001; Northern, Southern, and Western Federal District Courts of Texas.

Awards:

Blackstone Award (2013), Tarrant County Bar Association.
Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly)
Power Attorney (Fort Worth Business Press)
Top Attorneys (Fort Worth Magazine)
Go-To ADR Lawyer (Texas Monthly)

Panels:

American Arbitration Association
International Centre of Dispute Resolution
CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
American Health Lawyers Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Associations:

State Bar of Texas (Former Chair of ADR Section Council)
Tarrant County (Texas ) Bar Association (Former President)
American Bar Association
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education:

Freed-Hardeman College, A.A. (1954)
Tennessee Tech U., B.S. (1963) and M.A. (1967).
U. of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1973)

Publications:

Editor, The Arbitration Newsletter.
Numerous articles and seminar presentations on arbitration topics.

Miscellaneous:

Adjunct Professor (Arbitration Advocacy and Practice), Pepperdine U. School of Law (2011 and 2013)

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