John DeGroote, Esquire

DeGroote Partners
501 S 2nd Avenue, Suite A-700
Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (214) 887-3484
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John 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.Prior to his service as a mediator and arbitrator, John served as the lead settlement negotiator in hundreds of cases, mediating and negotiating settlements on behalf of corporate and individual clients in more than 20 states. With experience as a litigator, corporate counsel and business executive, he brings rare and valuable perspective to dispute resolution.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Aerospace
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Municipal
  • Organizational
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Religious / Church
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2019



John DeGroote is a former global company general counsel now focused on special business situations, significant matters, and efficient dispute resolution as a trustee, mediator and arbitrator. He believes that hands-on leadership, early assessment, and aggressive project management drive results. In 2009, John was appointed to serve as Trustee to the BearingPoint, Inc. Liquidating Trust by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In this capacity, John has successfully presided over the post-bankruptcy wind-down of the company, acting to liquidate remaining assets and preserve and distribute those financial assets to creditors.John has served as the neutral intermediary, outside board member or trustee in numerous disputes around the country, and as a mediator and arbitrator in significant litigation. John earned his law degree from Duke Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.


John received his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1990 and his B.A. from Mississippi State University in 1986. He received his mediation training from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005 and arbitration training from the AAA in 2012, and he has served as a mediator and arbitrator in significant disputes since 2013. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three boys.

Practicing in Texas

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