Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

San Antonio, Texas
Experience: 29 years
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About Mr. Donald R. Philbin Jr.

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

  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Fees

  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationMediation is billed at a daily rate per party.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • TexasSince 1988

Professional Experience

  • President Picture It Settled, LLC 2010 - Current
  • Attorney-Mediator Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. 2006 - Current

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law LL.M. (2007) | Dispute Resolution 2006 - 2007Honors: CALI awards for (1) Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy; (2) Commercial and Inter
  • University of Texas - San Antonio MBA (2011) | Business Administration 1999 - 2001Honors: Dean’s Graduate Student Honor Roll (1999–2001); Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron
  • Pepperdine University School of Law J.D. (1987) | Law 1984 - 1987Honors: Pepperdine Law Review (1985–87); Moot Court Board (1986–87); Margaret Martin
  • Trinity University B.A. (1984) | Business Administration 1980 - 1984

Awards

  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year (Mediation, San Antonio) Best Lawyers in America 2016
  • 2014 Lawyer of the Year (Mediation, San Antonio) Best Lawyers in America 2013
  • Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation San Antonio Business Journal 2011
  • International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation Who's Who Legal 2011
  • Member American College of e-Neutrals 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers Super Lawyers 2010
  • Best Lawyers Best Lawyers in America 2007
  • AV-Rating Martindale-Hubbell 1999

Professional Association

  • Association of Attorney-Mediators #191935 San Antonio Chapter President 2013 - Current
  • Trinity University #191936 Associates Chair 2009 - Current
  • Trinity University #191937 Board of Visitors 2004 - Current
  • Trinity University #191938 Business Advisory Council 1999 - Current
  • Texas State Bar #191939 Member 1988 - Current
  • ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas #191940 Chair-Elect 2013 - 2014
  • Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA #191941 Technology Chair 2013 - 2014
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court #191942 President 2012 - 2013
  • ABA Task Force on Planned Early Dispute Resolution #191943 Member 2011 - 2012
  • Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA #191944 Negotiation Chair 2009 - 2012
  • Rotary Club of San Antonio #191945 Secretary-Treasurer 2009 - 2010
  • Goodwill Industries of San Antonio #191946 Advisory Council 2007 - 2010

Articles & Publications

  • Checkmate: Early Moves Define Negotiation Outcomes San Antonio Bar Association October, 2015
  • How Tomorrow's Lawyers Are Using Technology Now to Improve Outcomes Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation June, 2013
  • Decisional Errors: Why We Make Them and How to Address Them Dispute Resolution Journal January, 2010
  • Thankful for Unanswered Prayers? Unconscionability 'Equilibrium' Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation October, 2009
  • Trends in Litigating Arbitration Defense Counsel Journal July, 2009
  • Litigating Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Fifth Circuit Texas Tech Law Review January, 2009
  • The One Minute Manager Prepares for Mediation: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Negotiation Preparation Harvard Negotiation Law Review December, 2008
  • Trial Preparation Includes ADR Process Design: What Type of Mediator Works Best? American Bar Association Section of Litigation December, 2008
  • Litigating Arbitration: A 2007 Arbitration Review Baylor Law Review July, 2008
  • The Value of Economic Analysis in Preparing for Mediation Dispute Resolution Journal April, 2008
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Texas Tech Law Review January, 2008
  • Deal or No Deal? Or Perhaps a Better Deal? The Impact of Improved Information Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation December, 2007
  • The Psychology of Bad Economic Decisions JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert October, 2007

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 January 23, 2016 American Bar Association
  • Mediation Techniques Litigation Update, Austin, TX January 22, 2016 State Bar of Texas
  • Decision Making Under Conflict Pepperdine Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA September 10, 2015Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse: Using Brain Science, Game Theory, Pepperdine University School of Law

Address

P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78212 USA

Telephone: (210) 212-7100
Fax: (210) 212-7118

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