Donald R. Philbin, Jr., Esquire

Picture It Settled
Post Office 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., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator and adjunct professor of law. Philbin has extensive experience and education in the fields of business, law, negotiation, and mediation, and mediates individual and class matters in a range of substantive areas. He teaches at Pepperdine Laws Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Philbins most recent venture is the startup software company Picture It Settled". The program is designed to help litigants plot successful negotiation strategies, calculate strategic moves, and graph paths to optimum settlement. Picture It Settled" Lite is currently available as an app on Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. This research also informs his mediation practice and teaching.

Don Philbin was one of three Texas mediators listed in the inaugural edition of THE INTERNATIONAL WHOS WHO OF COMMERCIAL MEDIATION (2011), recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL, and listed in: THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, the U.S. NEWS and Best Lawyers Best Law Firm survey.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family (other)
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical
  • Municipal
  • Organizational
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious / Church
  • Securities
  • 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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