B. Gibbs Leaphart Jr.Member
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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 Insurer’s 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
- American Bar Association
- Richland County Bar Association
- National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network
- South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
- South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
- South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
- The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper, Jr. of the Third Judicial Circuit of South Carolina
Honors & Awards
- South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” (2009-2010)
- 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.
- 20 Year Strong Service Project: BBQ and Fellowship
- Justice Jam Committee
– Former Co-Chair (2008-2010)
- Played bass in the band Five Way Friday