Donald R. Philbin, Jr., Esquire

Attorney - Mediator
Picture It Settled
P.O. Box 12367
San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210-212-7100
Fax: 210-212-7118
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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 eleven Texas lawyers listed on the 2017 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, and an adjunct professor of law.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Aerospace
  • Americans w/Disabilities Act
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Family (other)
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal
  • Organizational
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious / Church
  • Securities
  • Special Education
  • Tax
  • Torts
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 2010



Substantial business experience in a variety of strategic and day-to-day operating roles (sales activity doubled while introducing new products and operating income doubled within a three year period) in telecommunications and high-tech related companies. Twenty years' experience representing public and private entities and individuals in a variety of matters and forums as well as negotiating and drafting contracts, license agreements, and corporate documents in many areas of commercial and general civil law, including accounting, antitrust, banking, bill processing, civil rights, communications, construction, consumer, contract, corporate and organizational, employment, entertainment, environmental, family, insurance coverage, intellectual property, international, partnership dissolution, personal injury/death, property damage, public policy, real estate, regulatory, securities, software licensing and technology law, and business and personal torts.


LL.M. Dispute Resolution (2007), Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute)
MBA (2001)Executive Program, University of Texas at San Antonio
JD (1987) Pepperdine University School of Law
BA (1984) Business Administration, Trinity University

Practicing in Texas

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