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Robert L. Gibbs Senior Partner

  • Phone: 601-487-2631
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Robert L. Gibbs is an accomplished trial attorney whose practice emphasizes mass tort litigation, business litigation, product liability and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to starting Gibbs Travis PLLC, he was a partner for a large regional law firm for twelve years. Also, he served for seven years as a Circuit Judge for the Seventh Judicial District of Mississippi.

Mr. Gibbs has been honored numerous times for legal acumen and practice excellence, and is among less than 1% of attorneys in the nation to be named to Chambers USA, a London-based published guide to America’s leading lawyers. He is also ranked in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America directory. Additionally, Mr. Gibbs is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Judge Award, the Jack Young Sr. Attorney Award from the Jackson Branch NAACP and the Award of Distinction from the Mississippi Bar. He formerly served as President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, President of the Charles Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and President of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Fellows of the Mississippi Young Lawyers and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and for the past 15 years, Gibbs has taught Trial Practice as professor of the Mississippi Collage School of Law.

Mr. Gibbs practice areas include Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury, Mass Torts, Product Liability, and White Collar Criminal Defense. Mr. Gibbs is admitted to practice in United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all Federal and State Courts in Mississippi.

A Jackson native, Mr. Gibbs is a graduate of Tougaloo College and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He later attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Aside from his law practice, Mr. Gibbs is a regular speaker at churches, community organizations, schools and colleges. Highlighted speaking engagements include speaking to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno, Nevada on Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education. Also, he has been the guest speaker for Jackson State University’s College of Business Alumni Luncheon as well as the guest speaker for the Mississippi Governor’s School at Mississippi University for Women.

Community and Professional Activities:

  • Mississippi Bar
  • United Way of Capital Area, Board Chair
  • Mission Mississippi, Jackson Chamber Partnership
  • William Winer Institute of Racial Reconciliation
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association
  • Hope Enterprise Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, Former President
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the First Commercial Bank in Jackson
  • Charles Clark Chapter, American Inns of Court President 1999-2001
  • Fellow of Young Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, President
  • Board of Governors of the Fifth Circuit Bar, President, 2000-2002
  • Court Liaison and Judicial Administration Committee of the Mississippi Bar, Chairperson, 1999-2001
  • Bar Commissioner, Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Supreme Court, Commission on Bar Admission Review
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Jackson Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, President, Board of Directors
  • Hope Federal Credit Union, President, Board of Directors
  • New Life for Women, Past President
  • Arts Alliance, President
  • Jubilee! Jam Foundation Board, Board Member
  • Jubilee! Jam, Festival Chair, 1998
  • Leadership Jackson, Trustee

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America: Personal Injury Law
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Litigation
  • R. Jess Brown “Lawyer of the Year,” 2007
  • Super Lawyers’ Top 50 in Mississippi: General Litigation
  • Law-Related Public Education Award, Mississippi Bar Association, 2007
  • Volunteer of the Year, Goodwill Industries, 2004
  • Distinguish Service Award, Mississippi Bar Association, 2004
  • Jackson Young, Sr. Award, Jackson Branch, NAACP, 2004
  • Outstanding Leadership, Service and Dedication, Magnolia Bar Association, 1998
  • Community Service Award, Black Women Political Action Forum, 1995
  • Tourism Visionary Award, Jackson Conventions and Visitors Bureau
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Tougaloo Collage
  • Leadership in Law, Mississippi Business Journal 2010
  • Community Servant Award, New Horizon
  • Professionalism Award, Capital Area Bar Association.
  • Image Award, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
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