Don Philbin Included in the 2012 International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation

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San Antonio Attorney-Mediator Selected Again for the Second Edition

Don Philbin

Don Philbin is one of five Texas Mediators included in the 2012 listing for International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation 2012.

Don Philbin, Attorney-Mediator, is one of five Texas Mediators included in the 2012 listing for International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation 2012. Mr. Philbin has been included in the publication since its inception.

It is impossible to buy entry into Who’s Who Legal publications and the listing selects candidates through an extensive independent research process. First, recipients nominate commercial mediation specialists in and outside of their own jurisdiction through a questionnaire. The results are analyzed, vetted, weighted, and cross-referenced, and names repeatedly mentioned undergo extensive research regarding their practice through the legal press, Internet, and periodicals. Preliminary lists of the recommended specialists are then circulated among selected groups of private practitioners and corporate counsel. The last step includes conducting interviews internationally so the selection of mediation specialist, are considered pre-eminent in the field by general consent.

In addition to frequently mediating, Mr. Philbin’s most recent venture is the startup software company Picture It Settled™. The program is designed to help litigants plot successful negotiation strategies, calculate strategic concession strategies, and graph paths to successful settlements. Picture It Settled™ Lite is currently available as an app on Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. This research also informs his mediation practice and teaching.

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator and adjunct professor of law. 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 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Don Philbin was one of three Texas mediators listed in the inaugural edition of THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF COMMERCIAL MEDIATION (2011), recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL, and 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 in the: International Academy of Mediators, American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, and American Academy of e-Neutrals. In addition, Philbin was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute. For more information about Mr. Philbin, please visit his website:

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