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Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

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Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC is regionally ranked in 11 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz has consistently excellent attorneys, particularly in arbitration and litigation. The breadth of knowledge of arbitration law in this firm, particularly because of John Allen Chalk, Sr.'s vast experience as an arbitrator, is impressive. These attorneys understand the importance of being cost-effective and focusing on the substance of a dispute, not just litigating extraneous issues in hopes of wearing the other side down. Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz are true trial lawyers.


John Allen Chalk at Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz is consistently neutral and impartial. He has an exceptional ability to hone in and focus on the issues that are determinative in a dispute. I have observed him serve as a panel member and as counsel to parties; he is always well-prepared, quick to comprehend arguments and contentions, and decisive. Mr. Chalk succinctly addresses issues, is professional, and is open to evaluating all legal arguments before reaching his findings and conclusions in every case.

Melinda Jayson Individual Attorney


I have engaged Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz multiple times since 1995 for a range of commercial and litigation matters. They provide superior counsel; grounded in a solid understanding of the business economics and strategy, and coupled with expert legal knowledge and strategy formulation and execution. The consistency of delivered results is driven by a commitment to operational effectiveness and excellence.

Walter Cabe, Ph.d. Episcopal Church Building Fund

Litigation - Patent

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz provides practical, extreme support -- available whenever needed, 24/7.

Elder Law

I have dealt with estate planning and probate attorneys over my thirty-six year legal career. I know and practice with the board certified attorneys at Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz. They have been responsive, civil, and good advocates for their clients in estate litigation matters.

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Mike at Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz is a highly experienced and credible trust and estate attorney. He is an unrelenting advocate for his clients, but always professional. He is highly knowledgeable and fair.

Natalie Brackett Attorney


Mr. Chalk at Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz is a stellar arbitrator in cases in many substantive areas, no matter the complexity. Rarely is an arbitrator as consistently responsive and accessible to the parties and fellow arbitrators as is Mr. Chalk, or as consistently well-prepared and carefully analytical as is he. I have served with him in multiple cases of varying complexity, and his insights are consistently beneficial to the panel and to the parties' understanding of the process.

Melinda Jayson Individual Attorney


Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz is an excellent firm to work with for Arbitrations. The years of experience and knowledge in this firm is one of the reasons my company continues to have them represent us. Their responses to questions are timely, and they take pride in managing their time and fees. The minute you step foot in their office you feel and see the level of professionalism that makes you comfortable having them represent you.

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