Donna T. Gibbs

Top rated Family Law attorney in Oakland, California

Blum, Gibbs Davies & Owen, LLP
Donna T. Gibbs
Blum, Gibbs Davies & Owen, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in California since: 1997

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Russian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Blum, Gibbs Davies & Owen, LLP

334 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612-3533 Visit website


Donna T. Gibbs is a partner in Blum, Gibbs, Davies & Owen LLP, located in Oakland, California. Focusing her practice exclusively on family law, she represents clients in Alameda and Contra Costa County who require litigation, mediation or collaborative law services in connection with divorce, spousal and child support, child custody and other family law matters.  Ms. Gibbs was selected as the Best Lawyers in America* Oakland Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in 2020 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

After earning her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Ms. Gibbs graduated with a J.D. in 1997 from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Santa Clara Law Review. After her graduation, she worked as a public defender in the Stanislaus County Office of the Public Defender before joining Blum, Gibbs & Davies LLP. Admitted to practice law in California, Ms. Gibbs is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in family law and has been trained as a mediator.

Seeking to stay abreast of current developments in her field of practice, Ms. Gibbs is active in a variety of professional organizations. She serves on the board of the Alameda County Family Law Association. She is a member of The Collaborative Practice East Bay, an alliance of family law attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals trained and experienced in collaborative negotiation. Ms. Gibbs also belongs to the Alameda County and Contra Costa County bar associations, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Fluent in both Russian and English, Ms. Gibbs has lived in the Bay Area since 1978.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas


  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1997, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1997
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Served as Co-Chair of Alameda County Family Law Association 2012-2013 Board member of Alameda County Family Law Association 2003-present, 2012
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Alliance of Collaborative Professionals East Bay, Steering Committee Steering Committee chair from 2012-2013, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Rights
  • Mediator, Family Law
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Articles Editor, Santa Clara University Law Review, 1996-1997
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2020

Office location for Donna T. Gibbs

334 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612-3533

Phone: 510-399-7656


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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