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Don Philbin, Mediator & Arbitrator, San Antonio, Texas.

Don Philbin

Diplomate member
Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C.
P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX 78212-0286
Tel: (210) 212-7100
Website: http://www.donphilbin.com/
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Oklahoma

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME
Video Conferencing
Available
  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 25/5/24)3000
  • # of ARBS (as of 25/5/24)5
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

Don Philbin is an innovative and tenacious mediator with a demonstrated history of resolving complex disputes. Recognized as a thought leader in Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers, Don is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators and International Academy of Mediators. He has served as chair of the Texas Bar ADR Section, is a teacher, author, and developer of Picture it Settled®, a pioneering software tool akin to “Moneyball” for negotiation.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

Academic Training

  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution (2007), Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute) (capstone paper in Harvard Negotiation Law Review)
  • MBA – Executive Program (2001), University of Texas at San Antonio
  • JD (1987), Pepperdine University School of Law; Pepperdine Law Review (1985–1987); Moot Court Board (1986–1987)
  • BA, Business Administration (1984), Trinity University; Intern, The White House (1984), United States Senate (Don Nickles, 1983), University President (1982–1983)

Mediation Training

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (ranked No. 1 in the country by S. News and World Report multiple times, including years of LL.M. training) (TADRA §154.052(a))
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: The Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives and Dealing with Difficult People and Difficult Situations (2007)
  • Cambridge Executive Enterprises: Senior Executive Training (MIT Professor John J. Donovan (2002))
  • Global Pound Conference Austin (co-director, 2017)
  • International Academy of Mediators: Advanced Mediation Training (2010 (faculty), 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 (faculty), 2019); Mediation 2021: Where Do We Go From Here?; Mediation 2022: Where Do We Go From Here? Empirical Studies of Videoconferencing; Impasse is a Fallacy (2022)
  • American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, Advanced Mediation Training (2010 (faculty), 2012, 2013 (faculty), 2017), 2018, 2019, 2021; 2023)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals: Advanced Mediation Training Retreat (2010, 2011 (faculty), 2013 (faculty))
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators (2008 (faculty), 2009, 2010, 2011 (faculty), 2012 (faculty), 2014 (faculty); 2015 (faculty)
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (AAA and ACR) (2008, 2011 (faculty))
  • Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association: Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training (2007, 2014 (faculty), 2017 (faculty)); Annual Conferences (faculty 2008–2017)
  • Texas Bar CLE: Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques (2009, 2009, 2010, 2011 (course director), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (faculty))
  • Global Collaborative Law Council, Civil Collaborative Training (September 2009)
  • Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics (City Bar of New York 2011 (faculty))
  • Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Advanced Family Mediation Training (2007) (TADRA §154.052(b)); Texas Council on Family Violence Training (2017).
  • Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Group Facilitation Skills Training (2007), Children’s Court Training (2010)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators (Fellow: 2009–present); Editorial Board, American Journal of Mediation (2012–present)
  • International Academy of Mediators (Distinguished Fellow: 2010–present)
  • Association of Attorney–Mediators (Member: 2007–present; San Antonio Chapter President: 2013–2020; National President’s Award: 2013)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Distinguished Fellow: 2010–present); Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Founding Member and Executive Committee Member: 2010–present)
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies (2008–present)
  • Member, Society of Decision Professionals (2008–present)
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas (1997–present)
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2001–present)
  • Life Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation (2007–present)
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2009–present)

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