San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
San Antonio attorney-mediator Don Philbin has again been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Don Philbin, JD, MBA, LLM, was one of three Texas mediators listed in the inaugural edition of The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation in 2011, was recognized as the Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation for 2011 by the San Antonio Business Journal, and continues to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, U.S. News and Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firm” survey, and The Best Lawyers in San Antonio. Don is also an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators. Don not only mediates individual and class matters in a wide variety of substantive areas, he keeps up with cutting edge theory by continuing to teach academic and professional skills courses to seasoned lawyers and judges at Pepperdine Law’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, in addition to guest lectures at UT Law, St. Mary’s Law and other programs. His recently developed computer program, Picture It Settled™, helps litigants analyze positions and plot successful negotiating strategies using patent pending algorithms, neural networks, and data from thousands of case settlement negotiations and court statistics. Lite versions are available for free as smartphone apps on Android, Apple, and BlackBerry.