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Michael T Gibson

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Insurance

About Me

Why I became a Lawyer”– by Michael T. Gibson, Esq.


 


On December 14, 2000, my mother was hit head on by an elderly driver.  She was fortunate to survive, but the accident left her with permanent RSD and nerve damage.  She has been through two painful procedures, countless injections, and is still in physical therapy.


 


My mother was represented for this accident by a very competent and able personal injury attorney.  He not only obtained two settlements for my mother, he also listened to her needs and advocated her case with passion.  When all hope was lost, he was there, fighting for her when it seemed no one else would.  He took a hotly contested UM case to the courthouse steps and ultimately, obtained justice for my mother and family.


 


He inspired me, and made me believe that a lawyer can make a powerful difference in one’s life, and actually bring hope to one where there is none. 


 


As a result of my mother’s accident, my grandmother, who had lived with me my whole life and helped to raise me, had to go into a nursing home.  In late 2001, she suffered a fall in the bathroom at the nursing home.  Over the course of the next 8 weeks, she would suffer several strokes, severe bedsores and a rapid decline.  I watched my grandmother quickly wither away, weighing only 70 pounds when she died.  I witnessed other patients at the nursing home, being ignored and basically left to die.


 


Based on these incidents, I wanted to do whatever I could to help people like my mother and grandmother.  I wanted to help good, honest people who had fallen on hard times through no fault of their own - People who were ignored by those who signed a contract to protect them. 


 


I knew that I had the talent, the ability, and the determination to fight for these people.  I vowed to take these talents and take the fight for individuals like my mother and grandmother into Florida’s courtrooms.  I wanted to be an equalizer, and to give people like my mother and grandmother a voice against the insurance companies and healthcare conglomerates that ignored them.


 


To fulfill this promise, I put myself through college and law school.  My entire legal career and law practice has been devoted to representing injured people against insurance companies, hospitals, and nursing homes.  I do this because I see my mother and grandmother, at least a little, in every client I have the honor to represent.  My experience in my family makes being a plaintiff’s civil trial lawyer extremely important to me and my family.  I take great pride in who I represent and why.  That is why I would be honored to have the opportunity to represent you.


 


 


 


 


                                                                         Michael T. Gibson, Esq.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

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Contact Info

Michael T. Gibson, P.A.

2420 S. Lakemont Avenue
Suite 150
Orlando, FL, 32814

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Clients' Choice Award (Car Accident)AVVO2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Best Personal Injury AttorneyOrlando Style Magazine2014
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2013
College of Health and Public Affairs Rising StarUniversity of Central Florida2011
Who's Who Worldwide Honor in the Field of LawStrathmore Worldwide2010
Top 3% Class RankingFlorida A & M University College of Law2006
Appointed Head Teaching Assistant for Academic Skills ProgramFlorida A & M University College of Law2005
Dean's ListFlorida A & M University College of Law2005
Dean's ListFlorida A & M University College of Law2004
Dean's ListUniversity of Central Florida2003
President's Honor RollUniversity of Central Florida2002
Dean's ListUniversity of Central Florida2002
Dean's ListUniversity of Central Florida2001
Law ReviewFlorida A & M University College of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding & Managing PartnerMichael T. Gibson, P.A.2010 - Present
Founding Partner- Head Personal Injury AttorneyGibson/Simon, LLC2009 - 2010
AssociateMartinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor2006 - 2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice Association, Auto Insurance CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2008 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember Medical Malpractice and Arbitration Committee2008 - Present
George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2010
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticePresident of Law School Chapter2004 - 2005
University of Central Florida Alumni AssociationMember2003 - Present
UCF Alumni AssociationChairman UCF Legal Knights Alumni and Friends2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nursing Home Jury Verdict$4,000,000.00 jury verdict
Medical Malpractice Arbitration Case$2,140,000.00 awarded
Premises Liability Jury Verdict$1,120,000.00 jury verdict

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
West Orlando NewsSo Why does my Insurance have to Pay Again?2013
West Orlando NewsDisney, Publix and the Chamber Unite to Stick it to Residents Again2013
West Orlando NewsLife Lessons2013
West Orlando NewsIt’s a Stop Sign Orlando!2013
West Orlando NewsIf an 'Accident Runner' is Chasing You, Run the other Way2013
West Orlando NewsThe Chamber Sticks it to Consumers Again2013
West Orlando NewsBig Week in Auto Insurance2013
West Orlando NewsWhat in the World is Our Legislature Doing?2013
West Orlando NewsWhy Your Auto Insurance is Really so High2013
West Orlando NewsNew PIP Law Injunction: Significant Victory for Auto Accident Victims2013
West Orlando NewsAnother Reason your Auto Insurance Premiums are Really so High!2013
West Orlando NewsI am Sick and Tired of P.I. Lawyers, And I am One2013
West Orlando NewsFlorida Auto Insurance Law is a Mess2013
West Orlando NewsWhat is an EUO and Why Should I be Concerned about It2013
West Orlando NewsFloridians Please Stop Voting Against Yourself!2013
West Orlando NewsAccident Attorney, Michael Gibson Keynotes ESA New Business Conference2013
West Orlando NewsMaybe I am just getting old2013
Free Claims GuideThree Mistakes that Wreck Your Auto Accident Case2012
Free Guide5 Things You MUST Do If in an Automobile Accident2012
Free Book for Auto Accident VictimsYour Complete Guide to Florida Auto Accident Claims2012
Free Guide Explaining Florida's New PIP LawsThe New PIP2012
Daily Business ReviewNew PIP Law Won't Lower Cost of Insurance Premiums2012
West Orlando NewsThe New PIP Reform Will Fail - Florida Should Look to Proven Options2012
Seminole VoiceThe New PIP Reform Will Fail2012
The ObserverThe New PIP Reform will Fail2012
West Orlando NewsLocal Businesses Sponsor Benefit Event for Casselberry Shooting Victims2012
West Orlando NewsIf I were your Lawyer, George Zimmerman, Here's my AdviceN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University, College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Central FloridaLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ROI2013 Conference - ESA's 24th Annual New Business ConferenceWhat Really Motivates You?2013
Orlando Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson Keynote SpeakerHow to Dominate the Insurance Company in EMC Cases2013
Are You Still Unsure About the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) 2013 Law?The New Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Law2013
PIP in Florida WorkshopPIP Litigation2012
PIP Legislative Update & DinnerPIP Legislation2011
FL House of Rep. Health and Human Services Committee on PIP & Auto InsurancePIP and Auto Insurance2011
UCF's Professionalism & Ethics ConferenceAbstaining from Offensive Personality & The Oath of Admission2010

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