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

Don Philbin

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Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C.
P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX, 78212-0286
Tel: (210) 212-7100
Fax: (210) 212-7118
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, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
  • Practice Commenced: 1990
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2019): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2019): 5
Practice Percentages
  • AUSTIN
  • BROWNSVILLE-HARLINGEN
  • CORPUS-CHISTI-KINGSVILLE
  • DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX
  • HOUSTON
  • LAREDO
  • MCALLEN-EDINBURGH
  • SAN ANTONIO

Biographical

Don Philbin is a tenacious and innovative mediator with well-honed instincts for predictably resolving varied disputes. He combines the art of persuasion with the science of data analytics, which has yielded nationwide recognition and a myriad of teaching and publishing opportunities. Don is recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators and International Academy of Mediators.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • 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
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution (2007), Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute); CALI awards for (1) Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy; (2) Commercial and International Dispute Resolution, and (3) Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution (Labor Disputes)
  • MBA (Executive Program, 2001), University of Texas at San Antonio; Dean's Graduate Student Honor Roll (1999 - 2001); Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa
  • JD (1987), Pepperdine University School of Law; Pepperdine Law Review (1985 - 87); Moot Court Board (1986 - 87); Margaret Martin Brock Scholar (1986 - 87); Teaching Assistant - Writing (1986 - 87; American Jurisprudence Awards for (1) Corporations and (2) Agency and Partnerships
  • BA, Business Administration (1984), Trinity University; Intern, The White House (1984), United States Senate (Don Nickles, 1983), University President (1982 - 83); Chief Justice, Student Judicial Board (1983 - 84); Teaching Assistant - Writing Lab (1983 - 84) -------------- 
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report more than six times, including years of LL.M. training); academic Courses: Commercial and International Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, Arbitration, International Investment Disputes, Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution (Labor Disputes), Third-Party Processes, Faith-Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking, Communication and Conflict, Social Psychology of Conflict; professional skills courses: Advanced Mediation (2006); Improvisational Mediation (2007); Mediating the Complex Case (2008); Mediating Complex Construction Disputes (2009); Neuro-Collaboration: How New Perspectives from the Neurosciences Can Enhance Your Collaborative Conflict Resolution Skills (2009); Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution (2010) 
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: The Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives (2007); Dealing with Difficult People and Difficult Situations (2007)
  • Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association: Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training (2007); Annual Conferences (2008 - present) 
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators (Austin 2008; San Antonio 2009) 
  • Texas Bar CLE: Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques (Houston 2009) 
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (AAA and ACR) (Austin 2008) 
  • Global Collaborative Law Council, Civil Collaborative Training (September 2009) 
  • Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Advanced Family Mediation Training (2007) (TADRA Sec.154.052(b)) 
  • Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Group Facilitation Skills Training (2007) 
  • Cambridge Executive Enterprises, Senior Executive Training (MIT Professor John J. Donovan (2002))

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (1988 - present)
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (2006 - present; Section Council 2009 - 12; Treasurer 2012-13); Litigation (1988 - present), Antitrust and Business Litigation; Computer and Technology; Corporate Counsel; Family Law
  • International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator (2009 - present) 
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (2007 - present) 
  • Mediate.com: Senior Mediator (2008 - present); Certified Mediator (2009 - present) 
  • Association of Attorney - Mediators (2007 - present)
  • Texas Association of Mediators (2007 - present) 
  • Global Collaborative Law Council (2009 - present)
  • Society for Empirical Legal Studies (2008 - present)
  • Decision Analysis Society (2008 - present)
  • Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas (1997 - present)
  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation (2002 - present)
  • Life Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation (2007 - present)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2009 - present)
  • The Texas General Counsel Forum (2002 - 06)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (1997 - present)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit (1988 - present)
  • San Antonio Bar Association (1988 - present)
  • American Bar Association: Dispute Resolution
    (2006 - 10; Negotiation Committee Chair 2009 - 10)); Litigation (1987 - 2015); Business Law (2007 - 2015)

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