Perry Dampf


James H. Gibson

Jim Gibson is a founding member of the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm, Gibson Law Partners, LLC. Jim brings over thirty-six years of legal experience to his mediation practice. Jim has an extensive trial background/practice, having tried over 200 cases to verdict—over 60 of them before a jury. He also has extensive appellate experience in both State (all appellate districts and the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Federal Appeals Courts. Currently, Westlaw has over 150 reported rulings/decisions in all levels of Courts involving him. Jim has been involved in over 200 mediations.

Areas of Concentration

Commercial and Tort Litigation

Automobile Accidents

Business Disputes

Class Action

Malpractice and Professional Liability

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Insurance and Reinsurance Issues

Construction Disputes

Employee Disputes


B.S., Louisiana State University (1981)

J.D., Louisiana State University (1984)

Acquired a certificate from Northwestern University (Chicago) School of Professional Studies in Mediation Skills Training


Admitted to Bar: Louisiana, 1984; U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics

Named/rated as a Super Lawyer 2013-2018

Inducted as a Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL-2016), which is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Membership is limited to 1% of the total membership of each state's practicing attorneys. There are more than 19,000 licensed attorneys in the state of Louisiana and just over 100 are members of The American College of Trial Lawyers.

Selected to be a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL-2021). The Academy was founded in 1954 and limits Fellowship to 500 trial lawyers in the United States. Fellows have undergone a rigorous vetting process and are recognized as having achieved a career of excellence as demonstrated by their skills in trial, integrity and professionalism.