U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. Among “Best Law Firms” in Mediation and Arbitration

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Third Edition of Survey Recognizes Firm With Only San Antonio Tier 1 Ranking in Mediation

Don Philbin

The firm received the only Tier 1 Ranking in Mediation in San Antonio and one of three ratings in Arbitration (Tier 2).

The San Antonio-based law firm of Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. has again earned a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in the third edition of the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm received the only Tier 1 Ranking in Mediation in San Antonio and one of three ratings in Arbitration (Tier 2). http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/firms/donald-r-philbin-jr-p-c-/overview/40215/

According to U.S. News and Best Lawyers, “full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online (http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com), from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.”

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator and president of Picture It Settled®, a software company that develops predictive analytics for negotiation based upon deep data from thousands of litigated cases – Moneyball for negotiation.

Philbin has extensive experience and education in the fields of business, law, negotiation, and mediation, and mediates individual and class matters in a range of substantive areas. He teaches academic and professional skill courses at Pepperdine Law’s top-rated Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and in other programs.

Don Philbin was one of three Texas mediators listed in the inaugural edition of THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF COMMERCIAL MEDIATION (2011; one of five Texas mediators in the 2012 edition), was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL, 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. Don Philbin is a charter and executive committee member of the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators. Philbin was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute.

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Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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