James D. Gibson

James D. Gibson

Location:
Sarasota, Florida
Phone:
941-365-1166
Fax:
941-966-3594

Is a Native "Hoosier". A 1982 graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Mr. Gibson worked in the retail and banking fields until enrolling in law school in 1984.

He moved to Florida after obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1987 from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. Mr. Gibson is a founding partner of the law firm. He has practiced in Sarasota since 1988.

Mr. Gibson's practice emphasizes commercial, real estate and business litigation. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in business litigation. As of January 2019, only 236 out of over 88,566 attorneys in good standing in Florida have achieved this distinction. Mr. Gibson has also achieved an "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating possible based on peer and judge review. The rating signifies the highest level of professional expertise and ethical standards.

Mr. Gibson has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987. He is also a member of the Bar of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts of the Middle District of Florida. He is a long-standing member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Gibson has three adult sons. He has coached youth sports for many years and he is a longtime supporter of The Suncoast Youth Basketball League.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Alcoa and Ermol W. Marsh Academic Scholarship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi