Who's Who Legal describes "Thought Leaders" as "worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world's most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients."
In its Analysis Section, Who's Who Legal reports that, "Donald Philbin Jr at ADR TOOLBOX in Texas is recommended for his 'exceptional' mediation skills and depth of knowledge of the mediation process. One client says of him, 'His grasp of the forces that drive a successful mediation is always spot on. There is not a mediator working today that I would trust more in bringing a case to resolution.'"
Since 1996 Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law from more than 100 national jurisdictions. Nominees are selected based on comprehensive, independent research results from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Philbin has been included on its Commercial Mediation list since its inception in 2011 and is among 11 Texas lawyers on the 2017 list.
Best Lawyers – Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
Philbin was recently selected as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Arbitration in San Antonio. He received that designation for Mediation in 2014 and 2016 and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Mediation and Arbitration since 2007. His law firm is one of four in San Antonio recognized with a Metro Tier 1 ranking for Mediation and Arbitration in U.S. News and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" survey.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Attorneys are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. This honor reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned among his or her peers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Philbin has been selected to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Philbin has been listed for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation and Arbitration) since 2010.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., was named "Lawyer of the Year" in San Antonio by Best Lawyers® (Mediation: 2014, 2016; Arbitration: 2018), was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the San Antonio Business Journal, is one of eleven Texas lawyers and five "North American Thought Leaders" in the 2017 Who's Who Legal: Mediation Analysis, 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 www.ADRtoolbox.com, and an adjunct professor of law.
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