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

Elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers

Named/rated as a Super Lawyer 2013-2018