Member Profile: Kenneth C. Gibbs

Kenneth C. Gibbs
555 West 5th Street
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Email: Click for email

Tel: (213) 253-9776
Fax: (213) 620-0100

CA Chapter:

Kenneth C. Gibbs regularly travels out of state to Arizona, District of Columbia, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Washington

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


Kenneth C. Gibbs has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Contract Disputes
Local Govt./Municipalities
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate



Mr. Gibbs spent the first 25 years of his career representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and sureties in construction industry matters and disputes. Since 1996, Mr. Gibbs has worked exclusively as a mediator, arbitrator and project neutral of construction, insurance and business disputes in both the public and private sectors and has mediated or arbitrated more than 2000 matters. Mr. Gibbs has written many books and articles on construction industry-related topics, including California Construction Law, now in its 17th edition and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School. He has also conducted many seminars for construction trade groups and professional associations nationwide and has been a principal speaker on many occasions at the Construction SuperConference. Mr. Gibbs is a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and is a member of the Public Contract law Section and the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. He is an arbitrator on the State of California Public Works Arbitration Panel. Mr. Gibbs has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 neutrals in California and is ranked in "Band One" of construction mediators by Chambers USA.


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, CA , 1974 - J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1971 - A.B. (Honors: magna cum laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California - Member, Real Property Section, Construction Law Subsection
  • State of California Public Works Arbitration Panel - Arbitrator
  • American Bar Association - Member, Public Contract Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Member, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member, Real Property Section and Construction Law Subsection
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers


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