Texas Super Lawyers Honors Don Philbin in Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Firm earns top tier ranking in inaugural “Best Law Firms” survey

Don Philbin

Attorney-Mediator Don Philbin has been recognized as one of four Texas Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution in San Antonio. Philbin’s solo law firm has also been honored as one of three Alternative Dispute Resolution law firms earning a San Antonio Tier 1 ranking in the inaugural Best Lawyers and U.S. News "Best Law Firms" survey.

To compile the Texas Super Lawyers listing, more than 70,000 lawyers from across the state were asked to nominate attorneys they consider as the best in the legal profession. The judging process continued with a screening by a blue-ribbon panel of lawyers. The final Texas Super Lawyers honorees represent fewer than 5 percent of all Texas attorneys.

The full "Best Law Firms" survey appears in the October 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine and a special section on the USNews.com website. Rankings were based on surveys of more than 9,000 lawyers and clients in the U.S., including representatives of more than half the Fortune 1000 companies. Clients and peers were asked to assess law firms for their responsiveness, understanding of client business needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity, civility, and whether they would refer a client to the law firm.

For more information, contact Don Philbin at (210) 212-7100 or don(dot)philbin(at)ADRtoolbox(dot)com.

Don Philbin is an AV-rated attorney-mediator, negotiation consultant and trainer, and arbitrator. He has resolved disputes and crafted deals for more than two decades as a business and commercial litigator, general counsel, and president of communications and technology-related companies. Don holds a Masters of Law degree from Pepperdine’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he is now an adjunct professor, has trained and published at Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, and was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute. He has mediated hundreds of individual and class matters in a wide variety of substantive areas and serves as a neutral on several panels, including CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals. Don has published widely in the field, is Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Negotiation Committee, and a member of the ADR Section Council of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Philbin is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, and THE BEST LAWYERS IN SAN ANTONIO. His firm is listed in the inaugural edition of U.S. News and Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firm” survey and the BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS.

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