Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

Attorney-Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate, Business Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator, adjunct professor of law, curator of www.ADRtoolbox.com, and president of Picture It Settled®. Picture It Settled® is Moneyball for negotiation. Our behavioral software has learned negotiating patterns from parties to thousands of litigated cases in a wide variety of jurisdictions and claim types. It uses that intelligence to make accurate predictions of where a negotiating round is headed in time for parties to act on that intelligence using the program’s planning tools. The planning tools allow users to fine-tune their target settlement and project what impact a particular move might have on the round before making it. The result is more settlements on more advantageous terms. Don was named the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in San Antonio by Best Lawyers®, was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the San Antonio Business Journal, is one of seven Texas mediators listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, and is repeatedly listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in San Antonio, and the U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” survey. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, and the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
LL.M. / Dispute Resolution (2007)
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Honors: CALI awards for (1) Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy; (2) Commercial and International Dispute Resolution, and (3) Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution (Labor Disputes)
University of Texas - San Antonio
MBA / Business Administration (2011)
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Honors: Dean’s Graduate Student Honor Roll (1999–2001); Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. / Law (1987)
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Honors: Pepperdine Law Review (1985–87); Moot Court Board (1986–87); Margaret Martin Brock Scholar (1986–87); Teaching Assistant – Writing (1986–87); American Jurisprudence Awards for (1) Corporations and (2) Agency and Partnerships
Trinity University
B.A. / Business Administration (1984)
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Awards
2014 Lawyer of the Year (Mediation, San Antonio)
Best Lawyers in America
Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation
San Antonio Business Journal
International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
Who's Who Legal
Member
American College of e-Neutrals
Texas Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
AV-Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
San Antonio Chapter President
Association of Attorney-Mediators
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Associates Chair
Trinity University
- Current
Board of Visitors
Trinity University
- Current
Business Advisory Council
Trinity University
- Current
Member
Texas State Bar # 15908800
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Chair-Elect
ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas
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Technology Chair
Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA
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President
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
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Member
ABA Task Force on Planned Early Dispute Resolution
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Negotiation Chair
Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA
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Secretary-Treasurer
Rotary Club of San Antonio
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Advisory Council
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
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Leadership San Antonio
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Mediation is billed at a daily rate per party.
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Family Law
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
ADR Toolbox
Contact & Map
P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX 78212
USA
Telephone: (210) 212-7100
Fax: (210) 212-7118