Member Profile: Hon. Joseph Gibson (Ret.)

Hon. Joseph Gibson (Ret.)
Mediation Offices
8261 Whitney Lane
Concord, OH 44077
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Tel: (440) 352-6645
Fax: N/A

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ADR Services Include:

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


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

Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Elder Abuse
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Railroad & Trucking
Sexual Harassment
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



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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