» David Gibbs
Associate Professor, Of the Practice of Law

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
David Gibbs
Office Location:
Kennedy Hall 445
(714) 628-2654
Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Juris Doctor

Professor Gibbs’s teaching focuses on experiential education to help students develop and integrate their knowledge of the law, skills and values to become effective and ethical lawyers. His courses use simulations of problems lawyers encounter in practice to enable students learn to solve problems and add value as well as develop their professional identities and judgment. He is teaching an introductory transactional practice course that will be mandatory and taught in small sections primarily by practicing lawyers. He also teaches negotiations and mediation. He was a Practitioner in Residence at Suffolk University Law School where he established the first Investor Advocacy Clinic in New England. He created course materials and simulations that emphasized practical skills, effective advocacy, ethical practice and professional development. He is a former partner at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP and NixonPeabody, LLP in Boston, where he focused on corporate governance and planning, business litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has tried more than 70 cases in court, arbitration and administrative hearings. He has a national practice in dispute resolution and has served as a mediator or arbitrator on more than 250 matters. Professor Gibbs is a founder of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange. He regularly speaks on dispute resolution and experiential education. Professor Gibbs is AV rated and listed in Best Lawyers in American and Massachusetts Super Lawyers based on the reviews of other lawyers.

Courses Taught: Practice Foundation Transactions.