Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award for mediation, Donald R. Philbin, Jr. was also listed in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration. His law firm, Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C., was awarded Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for both Arbitration and Mediation.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator, adjunct professor of law, curator of www.ADRtoolbox.com, and president of Picture It Settled®. Picture It Settled® is Moneyball for negotiation. The behavioral software has learned negotiating patterns from parties to thousands of litigated cases in a wide variety of jurisdictions and claim types.