Jim Gibson is a founding member of the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm, Gibson Law Partners, LLC. Mr. Gibson brings over thirty-nine years of legal experience to his mediation practice. He has an extensive trial background/practice, having tried over 200 cases to verdict—over 60 of them before a jury. Mr. Gibson has been involved in over 200 mediations. In 2015, he completed Mediation Skills Training at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in Chicago, IL, which focuses on fundamental and practical techniques to successfully resolve disputes.
Mr. Gibson has been admitted to the bar in Louisiana since 1984, as well as to the U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His extensive appellate experience spans both State jurisdictions, including all appellate districts and the Louisiana Supreme Court, and Federal Appeals Courts as well. Mr. Gibson has an impressive track record with over 150 reported rulings/decisions in all levels of Courts involving him on Westlaw.
Additionally, Mr. Gibson holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and adherence to professional ethics standards. He has also been named and rated as a Super Lawyer between 2013-2018. Moreover, in 2016, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Being a member of ACTL is a significant accomplishment as membership is limited to 1% of a state's practicing attorneys. In Louisiana, there are over 19,000 licensed attorneys, but only a little over 100 are members of ACTL. Lastly, Mr. Gibson was recently selected to be a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL-2021), a prestigious organization founded in 1954 that limits fellowship to only 500 trial lawyers in the United States. Fellows have undergone a rigorous vetting process and are recognized for their career excellence, integrity, professionalism, and outstanding skills in trial.