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

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Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. is regionally ranked in 2 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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Regional rankings:
San Antonio
Gold Badges Tier 1 in Arbitration
Gold Badges Tier 1 in Mediation
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Mediation

I have worked with Donald R. Philbin, Jr. as a mediator at least six times in the last two years. Don's track record of success in those mediations is beyond compare. He is extremely hardworking, patient, and whip smart. In each case Don assisted the parties to reach a settlement. I highly recommend him as a mediator.

Daniel Lanfear Lanfear Law Firm, P.C.

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Mediation

We call Donald R. Philbin, Jr. for some of our bigger, more difficult, and more important cases, especially commercial, probate, and property disputes. If it can get settled, he finds a way. He's very quick to understand complex matters. He works hard and stays with it.

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Mediation

Mr. Donald R. Philbin, Jr. is an excellent mediator. He works hard to forge an agreement and employs his experience to suggest creative solutions to disputes.

Jonathan Pauerstein Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP

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Mediation

Donald Philbin, Jr. is well informed, savvy, and very personable. He took an active role in negotiating the settlement of a tough employment discrimination case involving a professor who was denied tenure. Mr. Philbin, Jr. took the necessary time with and gave the necessary attention to the concerns of all parties and their counsel and played an integral role in helping the parties to resolve this case. I will certainly recommend him to any area clients who need an effective mediator who is very likeable.

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Mediation

Don is a mediator that I can trust to have the knowledge and insight to settle any kind of case from family law to complex commercial matters. His pragmatic approach helps to steer parties into a position to make sensible business decisions.

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Mediation

Don is a wonderful professional to work with. I have worked with him on a number of matters, and I really appreciate his ability to help mediate to resolution complicated and hotly contested matters.

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Mediation

Don has a thoughtful and deliberate approach to mediation. Far more than a "message carrier," Don helps parties look for solutions to their disputes that may not have to come to their minds.

Jonathan Pauerstein Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP

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Mediation

I'm very familiar with Don R. Philbin's estimable mediation skills. He has mediated for me, and I have mediated as a co-mediator with him. He is personable, intelligent, and creative with the perfect demeanor for even the toughest mediations. I highly recommend him for a broad range of mediations from business matters to family law.

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Mediation

Don Philbin has an advanced approach to dispute resolution that is effective in complex situations.

Jonathan Pauerstein Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP

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Mediation

Donald R. Philbin, Jr. is an extremely effective mediator. He is quick to grasp the issues that will be the biggest problems (leading to a possible impasse), and assist in formulating solutions for these issues. He is professional, likable and quick to establish rapport with the client.

Kate Gonzalez Law Offices of Kate Guinn Gonzalez

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Mediation

Don R. Philbin, Jr. is one of the most practical and effective mediators I know of. He spends his time efficiently with each side and has the intuition to know just where the "give and takes" are in each case. He has an extensive legal background, but unlike many of his competitors, he also has an extensive business background. While the lawyers are thinking like lawyers, Don often comes up with creative solutions based on his multidimensional expertise.

Cody Graham Ford Murray

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Mediation

Don does an exceptional job of building rapport with parties to mediation, keeps them at the table, and works thoughtfully and tirelessly to achieve a settlement.

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Mediation

I very highly recommend Donald Philbin. He handled a high dollar commercial mediation for me recently. It was in one of the most contentious cases I have ever handled. The mediation lasted 22 hours straight. Don persevered, remained sharp, kept the parties at the table and ultimately brought about a settlement.

Les Katona Cavaretta, Katona & Francis, PLLC

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Mediation

Donald Philbin is a very quick study. He boils a case down to the important issues rapidly and he doesn't get distracted by non-issues.

John R. Shepperd Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

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Mediation

I have mediated several cases with Don Philbin. He is one of the highest rated mediators in San Antonio. I find the best cases to mediate with Don are commercial disputes because of his business analysis approach.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Don Philbin 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.

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Mediation

Don Philbin is a great mediator! He is smart. He knows how to make litigants seriously consider the risk/reward of a settlement.

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