The firm’s Gibson Vance is currently serving as Vice President of the Alabama State Bar and is the 2021–2022 President-Elect, a position that will begin in July. For the last 20 years, Gibson has been a member of the firm’s Consumer Fraud Section and has handled cases throughout the state.
Gibson was born in Troy, Alabama, and raised by his mother, who was a schoolteacher. He attended Troy State University on a Pell grant, student loans and work-study. He attended Jones School of Law at night and worked for a law firm full time as a law clerk during the day. While attending Jones, he was elected Student Bar President.
He began his law practice during law school when he obtained his “third-year practice card,” and he assisted in trying several jury trials. For his entire 28-year career, he has focused his practice on representing individuals who have been injured or mistreated. Gibson began his career in a two-person law firm handling all types of cases, including criminal, civil, probate and domestic cases.
Gibson has been active in bar activities at the local, state, and national levels. He has served as President of the Montgomery County Bar Young Lawyers Division, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, the Alabama Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.
He has served in many capacities at the Alabama State Bar. In addition to his current position as Vice President, Gibson has been a Bar Commissioner for several years and chaired and has been a member of numerous committees. He has been selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.
Gibson also has been active in a leadership capacity in other organizations and is currently serving as President Pro Temp of the Troy University Board of Trustees.
Gibson is married to Kate Vance, and they have two sons, Carter, who attends Seminary, and Andrew, a Junior at Troy.