JOSEPH A. GIBBS

Mr. Gibbs has been practicing law in the Coachella Valley for over forty (40) years, in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, business, corporate formation and dissolutions, banking, agricultural and employment law. Mr. Gibbs is a veteran trial lawyer who has handled thousands of civil and criminal cases in the state/federal courts throughout the State of California. Mr. Gibbs has litigated with and against some of the preeminent trial lawyers in California.

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Joseph A. Gibbs Attorney at Law
Joseph A. Gibbs Attorney at Law

JOSEPH A. GIBBS

Mr. Gibbs has been practicing law in the Coachella Valley for over forty (40) years, in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, business, corporate formation and dissolutions, banking, agricultural and employment law. Mr. Gibbs is a veteran trial lawyer who has handled thousands of civil and criminal cases in the state/federal courts throughout the State of California. Mr. Gibbs has litigated with and against some of the preeminent trial lawyers in California.

Martindale Hubbel Peer Review Rated Lawyer AVVO 10.0 Rating

Curriculum Vitae.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

1978

State Bar of California
Supreme Court of California
United States District Court, Southern District
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District

1988

Supreme Court of the United States

EMPLOYMENT

1978 to 1981

Riverside County District Attorney, Senior Felony Deputy District Attorney

1981 to 1994

Schlecht Shevlin Shoenberger, a Law Corporation, Litigation Partner

1994 to Present

Law Offices of Joseph A. Gibbs, Founding Partner

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS1

American Bar Association
Member

Desert Bar Association
Member, Board of Trustees, Past President Founding Member of Real Estate Section

Riverside County Bar Association
Member

American Inns of Court Warren
Founding Member and Master Instructor

Slaughter Richard Roemer Chapter
Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member

American Arbitration Association
Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator

1Denotes past or present memberships/affiliations

HONORS

1980
Deputy District Attorney Prosecutor of the Year.

2014
Desert Bar Association/Inn of Court Warren Richard Roemer Chapter Distinguished Lawyers Award

1995 to Present
Martindale Hubbell; AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer

2009
Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association: Boss of the Year Award

2011 to Present
Each year recognized as top Trial Lawyer by Palm Springs Life Magazine

2010 to Present
Certificate of Appreciation for ADR Services: Riverside County Superior Court

2014 to Present
Avvo Rating: 10.0

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate

Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University; American Arbitration Association Training Seminars; Riverside County ADR Program Participant; and panelist for the Palm Springs Superior Court First Friday Mediation Program. Mr. Gibbs has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases throughout California.

TRIAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate

Mr. Gibbs has been practicing law in the Coachella Valley for over forty (40) years, in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, business, corporate formation and dissolutions, banking, agricultural and employment law. Mr. Gibbs is a veteran trial lawyer who has handled thousands of civil and criminal cases in the state/federal courts throughout the State of California. Mr. Gibbs has litigated with and against some of the preeminent trial lawyers in California.

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Eisenhower Medical Center
Board of Trustees 14 years; Chairman of Corporate Integrity and Compliance Committee

Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Legatus Group and YMCA of the Desert
Board of Directors

Palm Springs Savings Bank
Board of Directors

American Quarter Horse Association
Life Member

California Cattlemen’s Association, Rancheros Visitadores, Santa Barbara Trail Riders, Inc. and Western Growers Association
Member

Desert Disciples of Christ
Member, Founder and Board of Director

APPOINTMENTS

2005 to Present
Special Master, State Bar of California

2010 to Present
Discovery Referee

2013 to Present
Appointed Counsel to Receivers.

2010 to Present
Chairman/Member, DBA Judicial Liaison Committee

PUBLISHED OPINION

Buie v. Palm Springs Motors, Inc., 2001 WL 34570064, at *3 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2001)

SEMINARS PRESENTED BY MR. GIBBS

Voir Dire: Identify a Theme

Cross Examination: When to Shut Up

The Business of Law

Laying a Foundation for Admissible Evidence

Hearsay: Not What It Used to Be

Opening Statement: 6 Minute Rule

Civility and Professionalism (April 2017)

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