Charles B. Gibbons' practice includes trial and appellate experience in complex commercial civil litigation, including public procurement issues, construction, labor and the environment as well as litigation in the U.S. Tax Court.
From 1970 to 1973, Charles served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Eagen, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In connection with the firm's institutional practice, Charles serves as legal counsel to Carlow College.
Charles is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on topics of evidence and trial practice. Since 2006, he has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® consecutively since 2014 under the Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Construction categories. In 2021, Charles was honored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association with a PBA Fifty-Year Member Award, which recognizes lawyers who have been association members for five decades.
He is a past chairman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Evidence Committee and was a member of the original committee which drafted the Rules of Evidence for the commonwealth.
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1970
University of Scranton, B.A., 1967, with honors, English
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
American Law Institute
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Book Publishing Board
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Pennsylvania Legal Services Board
Litigation Section Book Publishing Board, American Bar Association Section of International Law
President, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
Past president, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Past chair, Evidence Committee, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Western Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium
Consultative Committee on the Restatement of Law of the American Indians, a project of the American Law Institute
Association of Retarded Citizens of Allegheny County, former board member
University of Scranton Alumni Society (former), Western Pennsylvania Chapter