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Gibbs focuses his practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. With over ten years of experience, he has represented employers, carriers, and self-insured employers. He has practiced before the state trial courts, appellate courts, and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. He is a member of the South Carolina Self-Insurers Association, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association and the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Wofford College, B.A., cum laude, 1997
  • The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper, Jr. of the Third Judicial Circuit of South Carolina
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Self-Insurers Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • Johnson v. Staffmark, 2014 WL 2580135 (S.C. Ct. App. 2014).  The South Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of benefits based on the claimant’s failure to prove a causal relationship between her employment and injuries to her foot and leg.
  • Bentley v. Spartanburg Cty., 730 S.E.2d 2d 296 (S.C. 2012).  The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a deputy sheriff’s post-traumatic stress disorder following a job-related fatal shooting of a suspect did not arise from an extraordinary and unusual condition of employment as required to be compensable mental injury.  The firm represented amicus curiae in this case.
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” (2009-2010)
  • 20 Year Strong Service Project:  BBQ and Fellowship
  • Justice Jam Committee
    • Former Co-Chair (2008-2010)
  • Played bass in the band Five Way Friday