Beasley Allen lawyer Gibson Vance was named a 2018 Troy University Distinguished Alumni of the Year during the weekend’s Homecoming celebration. Gibson, a 1987 graduate, now provides leadership to the University as a member of its Board of Trustees.
“I am honored by this recognition,” he said. “The education and fundamental professional values I acquired while at Troy placed me on a path full of opportunities. I am proud to represent the school and to support its work in preparing the next generation of professionals and leaders.”
Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins presented the award during the Homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon.
A long-time supporter of Troy University, Gibson and his wife, Kate, will soon establish the Kate and Gibson Vance Study Abroad Scholarship, enabling students who wish to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom to do so by helping offset certain expenses. Previously, Gibson established an endowment to the College of Arts and Sciences, which launched a Distinguished Lecturer Series to provide students interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession the opportunity to hear from the field’s most influential figures.
Gibson is also a graduate of Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He joined Beasley Allen in 2000 and practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Consumer Fraud sections. His law practice focuses on actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others. He has participated in dozens of jury trials in his legal career, many of which have resulted in large verdicts for his clients. Gibson is the President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and a past-president of the American Association for Justice, Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association, the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is also an Alabama State Bar Commissioner, representing the 15th Judicial Circuit.
He and Kate have two children, Carter and Andrew.