Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Recognizes Don Philbin

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San Antonio Attorney Recognized in the Practice Areas of Mediation and Arbitration Again.

Don Philbin

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.

Attorney-Mediator Don Philbin is included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, an annual reference guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S., in the practice areas of Mediation and Arbitration.

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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 top-rated Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and in other programs.

Mr. Philbin’s most recent venture is Picture It Settled®, which develops software to help litigants analyze positions and develop successful concession strategies in negotiation. The free app, Picture It Settled® Lite, is currently available on Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. The empirical research arising from this large collection of negotiation patterns also informs his mediation practice, teaching and writing.

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. In addition, Philbin was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute.

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