Academy Member Inducted 2022

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John Walton Brookman, Mediator, Fort Worth, Texas.

John Walton Brookman

Diplomate member
Brookman Arbitration & Mediation
Tindall Square - Warehouse #1
604 East 4th Street, Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tel: (817) 725-7070
Cell: (817) 296-9541
Fax: (817) 887-1276
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2017
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)60
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


John brings decades of trial experience to the ADR process. For over 30 years he has handled complex cases, representing both defendants and plaintiffs; businesses and individuals; in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. John has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2006. ABOTA is an elite, invitation-only, national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. 

​John’s clients and peers have repeatedly recognized him for his excellence and leadership in the profession. From early-career distinction as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Tarrant County to his recent selection to the 2023 Texas Super Lawyer list and his induction into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, John has consistently excelled at the highest level of the legal profession.

John has continuously earned the “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, while simultaneously serving as a leader for multiple bar and non-profit organizations. While his strong analytical, persuasive, and literary skills serve him well in the courtroom. boardroom, and ADR settings, it is the relationships of trust he has developed over the decades with clients, lawyers, and the judiciary that John deems his greatest professional success.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, John mediates and arbitrates cases across the state (Abilene, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler)  and nationwide (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Washington DC).


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • JD – 1987 - SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW, Houston, TX
  • BA in Government – 1984 - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, Austin, TX
  • Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Texas Supreme Court and all other Texas State Courts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Texas Super Lawyers list (2023)
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbel (2004 to present)
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator - TMCA
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Texas Chapter
  • American Bar Association, ADR Section
  • State Bar of Texas - ADR Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association - Director (2021 to present), Secretary/Treasurer (2023-24)
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievement Award


Rates Information

Full Day (8 Hours); 9:30am-5:30pm:  $1750.00 per party

Half Day (4 Hours); AM Session: 9:00am-1:00pm; PM Session: 1:30pm-5:30pm:   $750.00 per party

Half day mediations are not recommended for cases involving: 1) more than two parties; 2) wrongful death or catastrophic injury 3) more than $100,000.00 in controversy.

All half day mediations have a “hard stop” at their end time

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