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Philip Joseph Gibbons Jr.

About me

My name is Phil Gibbons and I limit my law practice to disability and employment law. I have practiced law in Indianapolis for almost 20 years and I am recognized by AVVO, Martindale Hubble and Super Lawyers as a highly rated Indiana attorney.

The one thing you should know about me is that I am a cancer survivor.  in 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I endured 6 months of chemotherapy and overcame many challenges before being told I was "cancer free."  

I firmly believe that before you hire an attorney or file a claim, you should learn as much as you can about the law, the legal process, and how to choose the best lawyer for your case.  To help you, the Gibbons Legal Group website offers free books and information.   

I am the author of the following books:

The Insider's Guide to Social Security Disability (and 5 Mistakes that Can Destroy Your Casee)

The Top 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Harm Your Employment Law Claim


Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me and my law practice.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%

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  • Sara Elizabeth Pitcher

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    Sara Pitcher Family Attorney
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    I endorse Phil Gibbons strongly. I have known Phil for about three years. He was opposing counsel in a significant matter. I won in the lower courts. He won in the Indiana Supreme Court. He is a real advocate for his clients. Phil is a common sense lawyer who is not interested in wasting time or money. He works in a productive manner to achieve what his clients need. Phil has a special knowledge and understanding of the law in the field of employee rights that I have seldom seen in other lawyers. I personally would be confident in referring an employee rights case to him, knowing the person referred would be well represented


    F. Fore Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Gibbons Legal Group, P.C.

3091 E 98th St.
Suite 280
Indianapolis, IN, 46280


INActive In Good Standing199610/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGibbons Legal Group, P.C.2013 - Present
PartnerGibbons Jones, P.C.2007 - 2013
PartnerHaskin Lauter LaRue & Gibbons2001 - 2007
AssociateBarnes & Thornburg2000 - 2001
AssociateBaker & Daniels, LLP1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indianapolis Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walczak et. al. v. Labor WorksTrial Court's decision reversed
Bruce Frey v. Mr. Roof IndianapolisAffirmed
Johnnie Sims-Madison v. Inland PaperboardDismissal reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationABA FLSA Midwinter Meeting Reports2011
American Bar Association publicationABA FLSA Midwinter Meeting Reports2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Notre DameN/AN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hot Topics in Employment LawEmployment Law2014
U.S. Supreme Court Labor & Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law2009
ILTA Annual Owners/Managers ConferenceEmployment Law Best Practices2009
reements and Engagement LettersAttorney Fee Agreements and Engagement Letters2004
The Verdicts Are InEmployment Law2003
Fair Labor Standards ActFLSA Exemptions2003