C. Gibson Vance

Principal | Fraud

Although born in Troy, Ala., Gibson Vance grew up in Fort Valley, Ga.

Gibson was eager to contribute and started working at age 12 on a peach farm, where he worked in the peach sheds. At age 15, he worked at Dairy Queen. Gibson still jokes that he learned his "people skills" at these early jobs - by battling the gnats and mosquitoes in the peach fields and dealing with customers at the DQ!

He worked to pay his way through undergraduate school at Troy State University, working two or three part-time jobs at any given time, supplemented by student loans and a Pell grant. He graduated in 1987. For as long as he could remember, he knew he wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer, and he began attending night classes at Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery. One of the reasons he chose Jones was that it allowed him to work as a law clerk for a local law firm during the day and attend classes at night.

In his third year of law school, Gibson obtained a special license that would allow him to try cases, and began his active law practice even before graduation. In fact, Gibson tried three jury trials while still in law school.

During his years at Jones, Gibson was elected President of the Student Bar Association and received the Advocacy Award as the outstanding graduate of his class. After graduating from Jones School of Law, he helped form the Jones School of Law Future

  • Alabama (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (1993)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association - Past President
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Bar Commissioner representing 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Alabama State Bar Elections, Ethics and Government Relations Committee
  • Alabama Legislative Business Litigation and Complex Litigation Study Committee
  • Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • American Association for Justice - Past Presdident
  • American Association for Justice PAC Chairman (2015-16)
  • American Association for Justice Executive Committee (2015-16)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Alabama Association for Justice - Past President
  • Inns of Court
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian
  • National Bar Association
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation - Past President
  • Alabama Judicial Compensation Commission
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Troy University
  • Board Member, Wynlakes Golf and Country Club
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers - Montgomery Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year”
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100

  • Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • Troy State University (B.S., 1987)

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