James H. Gibson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Gibson Law Partners, LLC
 | 2448 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 337-761-6250
Fax: 337-761-6061
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    James H. Gibson is a co-founder and partner at Gibson Law Partners, LLC. Focusing his practice on commercial litigation, personal injury, probate litigation and legal malpractice defense, Mr. Gibson proudly serves clients in Lafayette, Louisiana, and throughout the surrounding areas.

    In 1981, Mr. Gibson graduated from Louisiana College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center in 1984.

    Helping clients achieve favorable resolutions to a range of complex litigation issues, including those involving car wrecks, unfair trade practices, fraud and disputes over the validity of wills or the succession of property, Mr. Gibson has tried over 200 exception hearings and bench trials and more than 60 jury trials. Aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients, Mr. Gibson is committed to providing quality services while maintaining a high level of ethical standards. This has garnered him the respect of his clients and peers alike and helped him to receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Gibson is active in the legal community. He was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2016, an honor extended to only 1 percent of the total membership of practicing attorneys in each state. Mr. Gibson has also provided testimony before the state’s legislature on laws regarding professional liability. He is admitted to practice law in Louisiana as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    In 2021, Jim was selected to be a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). The Academy was founded in 1954 and limits Fellowship to 500 trial lawyers in the United States. Fellows have undergone a rigorous vetting process and are recognized as having achieved a career of excellence as demonstrated by their skills in trial, integrity and professionalism.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Appeals


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017, 2020 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

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    About James Gibson

    Admitted: 1984, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gibsonlawpartners.com/jim-gibson-founder-partner


    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
    • The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Fellow, 2016
    • Super Lawyers, Louisiana
    • AV rating, the highest level of peer rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana College, Bachelor of Science, 1981
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    Office Location for James H. Gibson

    2448 Johnston Street
    Lafayette, LA 70503

    Phone: 337-761-6250

    Fax: 337-761-6061

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    Last Updated: 6/8/2021

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