Donald R. Philbin , Jr. - Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C.

Donald R. Philbin , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., was named “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 eight Texas lawyers listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, 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, and an adjunct professor of law.

Pepperdine University School of LawJ.D. 1987University of Texas at San AntonioMBA 2001Pepperdine University School of LawLL.M 2007Trinity UniversityBBA 1984
Picture It Settled

Client Comments

"Don Philbin is one of the very best mediators I have seen. He is a top-notch professional. "

-Royal B. Lea III
Bingham & Lea

"Mr. Philbin's education in the legal field as well as his business knowledge serves a client very well."

-Don Saunders
Owner-Attorney at Law
Don W Saunders Law Office

"Don has helped to settle cases with some of the most difficult clients. His business-sense helps clients understand the long-term and unseen costs of litigation to a business versus pursuing a matter on principle"

"I just completed the most difficult mediation of my career. Don Philbin quickly recognized the legal and factual issues involved, as well as the unique and challenging personalities that needed to be managed. He did a flawless job keeping the parties focused on the goal of settlement and helped the parties find common ground and a path to resolution. Most importantly, he did not give up and kept the parties working 22 hours. This was my first mediation with Don, but it will not be my last. I highly recommend Don to all who are in need of a dedicated and skillful mediator."

"I have known Don for many years. I recently mediated with him on a very tough custody issue. Don was quite professional and helped my client through an extremely difficult situation. He has good suggestions and ideas to help the parties reach a resolution."

"Don successfully mediated a complicated and emotionally-charged business divorce matter for me. He built a positive rapport with the participants and introduced creative ideas. Don was determined to resolve the dispute, which he did after 18 hours of mediation."

-Michael O'Donnell
Norton Rose Fulbright

Office Location

P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the San Antonio Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the San Antonio Metro Area
Donald R. Philbin, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Donald R. Philbin, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!


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