Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

Attorney-Mediator
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Communications & Internet Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., was named “Lawyer of the Year” in San Antonio by Best Lawyers® (2014, 2016), was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the San Antonio Business Journal, is one of eight Texas lawyers listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, and is listed in Texas Super Lawyers. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and is past chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. Don is also president of Picture It Settled®, Moneyball for negotiation, curator of www.ADRtoolbox.com, and an adjunct professor of law.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Consumer Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Mediation is billed at a daily rate per party.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Professional Experience
President
Picture It Settled, LLC
- Current
Attorney-Mediator
Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C.
- Current
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
2016 Lawyer of the Year (Mediation, San Antonio)
Best Lawyers in America
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
- Current
Associates Chair
Trinity University
- Current
Board of Visitors
Trinity University
- Current
Business Advisory Council
Trinity University
- Current
Member
Texas State Bar # 15908800
- Current
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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Publications
Articles & Publications
Checkmate: Early Moves Define Negotiation Outcomes
San Antonio Bar Association
How Tomorrow's Lawyers Are Using Technology Now to Improve Outcomes
Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation
Decisional Errors: Why We Make Them and How to Address Them
Dispute Resolution Journal
Thankful for Unanswered Prayers? Unconscionability 'Equilibrium'
Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation
Trends in Litigating Arbitration
Defense Counsel Journal
Litigating Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Fifth Circuit
Texas Tech Law Review
The One Minute Manager Prepares for Mediation: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Negotiation Preparation
Harvard Negotiation Law Review
Trial Preparation Includes ADR Process Design: What Type of Mediator Works Best?
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
Litigating Arbitration: A 2007 Arbitration Review
Baylor Law Review
The Value of Economic Analysis in Preparing for Mediation
Dispute Resolution Journal
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Texas Tech Law Review
Deal or No Deal? Or Perhaps a Better Deal? The Impact of Improved Information
Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation
The Psychology of Bad Economic Decisions
JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert
Speaking Engagements
Tools to Hit a Bullseye at Your Next Mediation, ABA Environmental, Mass Torts & Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar, Park City, UT
American Bar Association
Mediation Techniques, Litigation Update, Austin, TX
State Bar of Texas
Decision Making Under Conflict, Pepperdine Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA
Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse: Using Brain Science, Game Theory, Animated Communication, and Micro-Interventions, Pepperdine Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Contact & Map
P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX 78212
USA
Telephone: (210) 212-7100
Fax: (210) 212-7118