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Member Profile: Hon. Joseph Gibson (Ret.)

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Mediation Offices
8261 Whitney Lane
Concord, OH 44077
Email: Click for email

Tel: (440) 352-6645
Fax: N/A

OH Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Hon. Joseph Gibson (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Judge Gibson has been arbitrating and mediating since 1976 both before during and after leaving the bench.  He has handled hundreds of meditations and arbitrations as Court Appointed mediator and/or arbitrator for Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga County Courts.  He re-entered private practice solely devoted to ADR in early 2015.  

He also has significant experience as a trial attorney with  Gibson, Ziccarelli & Martello as a Partner from 1976 - 2008.   Some of the areas of law in which he practiced were personal injury, contract, business, real estate, criminal, & municipal law.


  • Cleveland Marshall, School of Law - J.D. 1972
  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration 1968

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice 1976 – 2008
  • American Bar Association 1980 – 2008
  • Cleveland Bar Association 1982 – 2008
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association 1986 – 2008
  • Lake County Bar Association: President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary - 1992-2002
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1972 - present
  • Ohio State Association for Justice, 1976 - 2008
  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, 2008 - present
  • Ohio Judicial Conference, 2008 - present
  • American Judges Association, 2008 - present


$350/hour with a minimum of $1400.
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