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Member Profile: John DeGroote

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DeGroote Partners, LLC
Hickory Street Annex
501 S 2nd Avenue, Suite A-800
Dallas, TX 75226
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Tel: 214.887.3484
Fax: 214.292.8844

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding


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John DeGroote has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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     John DeGroote serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business, technology, and intellectual property matters involving parties and interests around the country and beyond -- often before litigation is filed.  Separate from his practice as a neutral, John also serves as an independent director, court appointed trustee, and court approved settlement administrator.

     Prior to establishing his current practice John spent over 10 years at KPMG Consulting, later known as BearingPoint, Inc., a $3 billion technology consulting firm with over 17,000 employees around the world, where he served as Chief Litigation Counsel and, later, as the company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  John was subsequently appointed to serve as the Liquidating Trustee to the BearingPoint, Inc. Liquidating Trust by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, where he has managed the wind-down of the company's operations, subsidiaries, and assets on a global basis.

     Prior to his tenure at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint, John practiced at McKool Smith, P.C., Jackson & Walker, L.L.P., and First USA, Inc., a nationwide financial services concern.  He received his mediation training at the Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005, and is a graduate of Duke Law School and Mississippi State University.  

     Outside his professional life, John serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster to Boy Scout Troop 70 and as a Cubmaster to Cub Scout Pack 55, both in Dallas.  As a youth he earned the Eagle Scout award and served as a Majority Floor Page in the United States Senate throughout his senior year of high school.

     John lives in Dallas with his wife and three boys.


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., 1986

     Primary mediation training from the Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chair Elect, State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • Past Chair, Dallas Bar Association ADR Section
  • Past Chair, National Litigation Committee, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Past Chair, General Counsel Forum, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
  • Past Chair, Duke Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Past Chair, Duke Law School Future Forum
  • Trustee, St. John’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees
  • Past Director, Dwell with Dignity Foundation
  • Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Inaugural Member, ADR Champions List, The National Law Journal
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


John's fee schedule is available at


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John DeGroote is a member of our TX chapter, The Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The TADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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