Gibbons P.C. is a large U.S. law firm based in Newark, New Jersey. The firm has 230 lawyers in five offices across three states, and has been ranked among the top 200 firms in the United States on the AmLaw 200 Survey. As of 2005, Gibbons was the fourth-largest law firm in New Jersey. In 2007, Gibbons was ranked 193rd in the National Law Journal's list of the 250 largest American law firms.
The firm was founded in 1926 by Andrew Crummy, a World War I
veteran who attended New York University
and Harvard Law School
. After working as an IRS
agent he formed a law partnership which was originally called Crummy & Rossbach. John Joseph Gibbons
, for whom the firm is currently named, originally joined the firm in 1950, and stayed until 1969 when he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
. Gibbons returned to the firm in 1990, at which point the firm was called Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione.
Gibbons is one of many large law firms providing counsel to the detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
The firm is well-known for its litigation
practice, particularly in the area of civil rights
. The John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law
, founded by Judge Gibbons, represents and files amicus curiae briefs
on behalf of poor and underrepresented parties, often on a pro bono publico
basis. The firm also has practices in corporate law
, international trade
, tax law
, intellectual property
, real estate
, white-collar criminal defense
, and many other areas.
Notable lawyers and alumni