Academy Member Inducted 2005

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Kenneth C. Gibbs, Mediator & Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

Kenneth C. Gibbs

555 West 5th Street
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: 213-253-9731
Fax: (213) 620-0100
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arizona, District of Columbia, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Washington

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)200
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


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 18th 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.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation


  • 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
  • Formerly Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers

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