“I am impressed with Picture It Settled, a clever tool that is far ahead of its time.  In fact I haven’t seen its equal, anywhere.  The software benefits both lawyers and clients by providing more control and knowledge throughout the negotiation process.  Clients rightly distrust advice from lawyers when they negotiate solely based on instinct or gut reaction.   Picture It Settled addresses these concerns by providing counsel and client alike with real knowledge based on actual results from successful settlements.  Leave it to Don Philbin to lead the way in utilizing technology to assist the negotiator and practitioner with Picture It Settled – a thoughtful, smart, and handy application.”

Louis M. Solomon
Co-Chairman of the Litigation Department
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
New York, New York

“Picture It Settled provides the data necessary to help lawyers resolve difficult negotiation strategy questions. In a complex products liability case I mediated, co-counsel for plaintiffs had different views on how to get to the best result.  One lawyer understood reciprocity and plotted a self-described “realistic” course consistent with the Picture It Settled program; the other insisted on maintaining offers in the “stratosphere” too long. Unfortunately, the plaintiffs’ actual offers tracked the stratosphere strategy. By the time their clients demanded that the realistic lawyer take over the negotiations, it was too late. Defendants recognized the last minute dive for what it was and held the line at their “take it or leave it” number. I estimate that had these lawyers employed a Picture It Settled strategy, they would have achieved a $100k to $200k better result.”

Robert M. DaisleyRobert M. Daisley
Mediator, Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Tampa, Florida


“In negotiation, information is power, and Picture It Settled gives us new information — presented in a way we can all understand and use — that no credible settlement negotiator should be without.”

John DeGroote
Former General Counsel and President of a Global Company
Dallas, Texas


“Picture It Settled is a bold, immensely helpful tool that takes a lot of the guesswork out of negotiation. The intelligence offered by Picture It Settled enables attorneys to enhance their negotiation strategies and project outcomes more accurately. Picture It Settled adds science to the art of negotiation so the process is smarter and faster for parties and counsel alike. It lifts skilled negotiators to the next level with sharper focus and greater confidence.”

Randall Kiser
Author of Beyond Right and Wrong: The Power of Effective Decision Making for Attorneys and Clients
Palo Alto, California

“Picture It Settled is the most advanced negotiation modeling software out there. For those lawyers serious about maximizing results in mediation or direct negotiation, Picture It Settled is essential. In fact, I consider so essential, that I devote two lectures on its features and functions on my on-line course Negotiation Mastery for the Legal Pro.”

Doug Noll
Lawyer to Peacemaker
Author of Peacemaking: Practicing at the Intersection of Law and Human Conflict
Clovis, California

“Picture it Settled is an invaluable tool for anyone who negotiates. It’s based on scientific data from thousands of negotiations and draws on Don’s work at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law. You can depend on your intuition and shoot from the hip or you can improve your aim with Pictured it Settled accessing the wisdom of the ages.”

Peter M. Robinson
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, California

“Picture It Settled has become a critical helper for anyone negotiating a dispute involving money. To the user, it’s easy. Under-the-hood it’s the most technologically sophisticated and data base driven negotiation tool I know of. Whether preparing for an important negotiation, or in the heat of battle, use it to help make your most informed decision to get a fair deal efficiently.”

Karl Bayer
Dispute Resolution Expert
Austin, Texas

“I am so excited to incorporate Picture It Settled into my practice. The predictive algorithm will help me plot the next move in settlement negotiations and see the effect of making a particular offer. My favorite feature of the app is that it predicts the final settlement.”

Cari A. Wint
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, New York