Don Philbin
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What is your profession and title?
attorney-mediator, arbitrator, adjunct law professor, negotiation consultant, and president of Picture It Settled, LLC
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
• Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report multiple times, including years of LL.M. training) (TADRA §154.052(a))
• Over 600 hours of classroom and practicum training culminating in a 28-academic unit LL.M. degree
• Academic Courses: Commercial and International Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, Arbitration, International Investment Disputes, Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution (Labor Disputes), Third-Party Processes, Faith-Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking, Communication and Conflict, Social Psychology of Conflict
• Professional Skills Courses: Advanced Mediation (2006); Improvisational Mediation (2007); Mediating the Complex Case (2008); Mediating Complex Construction Disputes (2009); Neuro-Collaboration: How New Perspectives from the Neurosciences Can Enhance Your Collaborative Conflict Resolution Skills (2009); Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution (2010)
• Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
• The Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives (2007)
• Dealing with Difficult People and Difficult Situations (2007)
• Cambridge Executive Enterprises: Senior Executive Training (MIT Professor John J. Donovan (2002))
• International Academy of Mediators: Advanced Mediation Training (Salt Lake City 2010; Nashville 2010 (faculty); Austin 2011; Washington 2012; Harvard 2012)
• American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, Advances Mediation Training (Manchester 2010 (faculty); Lake George 2012; Couer d’Alene 2013 (faculty))
• National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals: Advanced Mediation Training Retreat (Orlando 2010; Amelia Island 2011 (faculty); Boston 2013 (faculty))
• Association of Attorney-Mediators (Austin 2008 (faculty); San Antonio 2009; St. Louis 2010; New Orleans 2011 (faculty); Austin 2012 (faculty))
• Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (AAA and ACR) (Austin 2008; San Diego 2011 (faculty))
• Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association: Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training (2007); Annual Conferences (2008 – present (faculty 2008 – present))
• Texas Bar CLE: Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques (Houston 2009; San Antonio 2009; San Antonio 2010; Houston 2011 (course director); Austin 2012; Houston 2013))
• Global Collaborative Law Council, Civil Collaborative Training (September 2009)
• Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics (City Bar of New York 2011 (faculty))
• Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Advanced Family Mediation Training (2007) (TADRA §154.052(b))
• Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Group Facilitation Skills Training (2007), Children’s Court Training (2010)
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
• State Bar of Texas (1988–present):
o Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2006–present):
 ADR Section Chair-Elect (2013–14)
 ADR Section Treasurer (2012–13)
 ADR Section Council (2009–12)
 Communications Committee Chair (2011–13)
 Purpose Committee Chair (2012–13)
 CLE Program Chair (2011)
o Litigation Section (1988–present)
o Antitrust and Business Litigation Section
o Computer and Technology Section
o Corporate Counsel Section
o Family Law Section
• American Bar Association:
o Dispute Resolution Section (2006–present):
 Technology Committee (Chair 2013–14)
 Negotiation Committee, (Chair 2009–11; co-chair 2011–12)
 Task Force on Planned Early Dispute Resolution (2011–12)
o Litigation Section (1987–present)
o Business Law Section (2007–present)
• San Antonio Bar Association (1988–present): Publications Committee (2010–present); CLE Committee (2009–present); ADR Committee (2007–present); Technology Committee (2012–present)
• Member, Association of Attorney – Mediators (2007–present)
• Certified Mediator (2009–present),
• Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies (2008–present)
• Member, Decision Analysis Society (2008–present)
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Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator, adjunct professor of law, curator of, 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.

Don was named the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in San Antonio by Best Lawyers®, was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer in Mediation by the San Antonio Business Journal, is one of seven Texas mediators listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, and is repeatedly listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in San Antonio, and the U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” survey. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, and the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

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At 8:39am on October 27, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa said…
Dear DON
I would like to greet you and be your friend, and collaborate


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