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About Donald

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., was named mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Antonio by Best Lawyers® (2014, 2016), was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the San Antonio Business Journal, is one of nine Texas lawyers listed on the 2016 Who's Who Legal: Mediation list, and is listed in Texas Super Lawyers. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and is past chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. Don is also president of Picture It Settled®, Moneyball for negotiation, curator of www.ADRtoolbox.com, and an adjunct professor of law.

work Experience

Adjunct Professor
Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Jan. 1, 2008 - Current

Panelist and Shareholder
Conflict Solutions of Texas
Jan. 1, 2007 - Current

Panelist
CPR -- International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
Jan. 1, 2007 - Current

Attorney - Mediator - Arbitration - Consultant
Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. / ADRtoolbox.com
Jan. 1, 2006 - Current

school Education

Pepperdine School Of Law
LL.M - Master of Laws
- 2007
No accolades provided

The University of Texas at San Antonio
MBA -- Executive Program
- 2001
No accolades provided

Pepperdine University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1987
No accolades provided

Trinity University
BA - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Arts
- 1984
No accolades provided

bookmark Awards

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Magazine
2015
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2015
Who's Who Legal
The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2015
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2014
The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
Who's Who Legal
2014
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2014
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Magazine
2014
2014 Lawyer of the Year - Mediation - San Antonio
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2014
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2013
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2013
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Magazine
2013
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2013
The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
Who's Who Legal
2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2013
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2012
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Magazine
2012
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2012
The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
Who's Who Legal
2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2012
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2012
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2011
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2011
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2011
The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation
Who's Who Legal
2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2011
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Magazine
2011
Fellow
International Academy of Mediators
2010
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2010
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2010
Fellow
American College of Civil Trial Mediators
2010
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2010
Best Lawyer in San Antonio
Scene in SA Magazine
2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2010
Best Law Firms
US News / Best Lawyers
2010
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2009
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Monthly
2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2009
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2008
Best Lawyers in San Antonio
Scene in SA Monthly
2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2007
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
1999

group Associations

Chapter President - San Antonio
Association of Attorney – Mediators
2013 -

Technology Committee
San Antonio Bar Association
2012 -

Publications Committee
San Antonio Bar Association
2010 -

Life Fellow
American Bar Foundation
2009 -

Certified Mediator
Mediate.com
2009 -

Certified Mediator
International Mediation Institute
2009 -

CLE Committee
San Antonio Bar Association
2009 -

N/A
Society for Empirical Legal Studies
2008 -

N/A
Decision Analysis Society
2008 -

Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
2007 -

ADR Committee
San Antonio Bar Association
2007 -

N/A
Association of Attorney-Mediators
2007 -

N/A
Texas Association of Mediators
2007 -

Life Fellow
San Antonio Bar Foundation
2007 -

N/A
Association for Conflict Resolution
2006 -

N/A
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
2006 -

Life Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation
2002 -

Fellow
College of the State Bar of Texas
1997 -

N/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
1988 -

N/A
San Antonio Bar Association
1988 -

N/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
1987 -

Chair
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
2014 - 2015

Immediate Past President
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2013 - 2014

President
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2013 - 2014

Chair Elect
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
2013 - 2014

Treasurer
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
2012 - 2013

President-Elect
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2011 - 2012

Conference Co-Chair
Texas Association of Mediators
2011 - 2011

Task Force on Planned Early Dispute Resolution
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
2011 - 2012

Vice President
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2010 - 2011

Negotiation Committee Chair
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
2009 - 2012

Treasurer
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2009 - 2010

N/A
Global Collaborative Law Council
2009 - 2011

Secretary
William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
2008 - 2009

N/A
Texas General Counsel Forum
2002 - 2006

N/A
Federal Communications Bar Association
1997 - 2014

import_contacts Published Works

Checkmate: Early Moves Define Negotiation Outcomes
Texas Bar Litigation Section Newsletter
How ‘Tomorrow’s Lawyers’ Are Using Technology Now to Improve Outcomes
Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Litigating Arbitration Slows As Mediation Becomes More Popular
Texas Tech Law Review
Decisional Errors – Why We Make Them and How to Address Them
DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL
Fifth Circuit Survey Articles, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Fifth Circuit
TEXAS TECH LAW REVIEW
Decisional Errors – On the Field, On the Bench, In Negotiations
HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW Online Edition
Thankful for Unanswered Prayers? Unconscionability ‘Equilibrium’
ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGH COST OF LITIGATION
Trends in Litigating Arbitration: Using Motions to Compel Arbitration and Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards
DEFENSE COUNSEL JOURNAL
Fifth Circuit Survey Articles, Alternative Dispute Resolution
TEXAS TECH LAW REVIEW
The One Minute Manager Prepares for Mediation: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Negotiation Preparation
Harvard Negotiation Law Review
The Value of Economic Analysis in Preparing for Mediation
Dispute Resolution Journal
Litigating Arbitration: A 2007 Texas Arbitration Review
Baylor Law Review
Fifth Circuit Survey Articles, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Texas Tech Law Review
Deal or No Deal? Or Perhaps a Better Deal? The Impact of Improved Information
ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGH COST OF LITIGATION
The Psychology of Bad Economic Decisions
JAMS DISPUTE RESOLUTION ALERT
Comprehensive Trial Preparation Includes ADR Process Design: What Type of Mediator Best Fits This Case?
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
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