Frank Gibbes


Frank Gibbes is a trial lawyer with extensive experience counseling clients in pre-suit risk management and representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, bench trials and appeals. Having forty years of experience and having tried over two hundred cases, he regularly serves as a mediator or an arbitrator in matters involving design and construction  and complex commercial disputes.

Frank has been active in bar and professional activities. He served as President of the Greenville County Bar Association and as President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association. As a member of the South Carolina Supreme Court Committee, Frank was involved in promulgating and updating the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure from its inception in 1983 until the Committee terminated its work in 2008.

United States Army (Infantry) 1966-1968

Areas of Practice

  • Construction and Design Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude - 1971
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Order of the Wig and Robe
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1970 - 1971
  • Davidson College
    • A.B. - 1966
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, 1991 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest AV Rating
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Member, President (1999)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association, Member, President, 1988 - 1989
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Member, Circuit Court Rules Committee, 1983 - 2008
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Member, 1988 - 2013
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Member
  • United Way of Greenville County, Palmetto Society Board Member
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
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