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Eric Michael Gibson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Eric Gibson was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. He is an alumnus of Mt. St. Joseph High School and attended Gettysburg College. He earned is J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he met his wife, Anne, also a partner at the firm.   

Eric has years and countless hours of courtroom experience as a trial attorney and experience as an appellate attorney, but believes advocacy at these levels should only be necessary when all else fails.  

Eric believes his role is first and foremost as counsleor and advisor. That efficient, practical and clear advice is the most important aspect anyone's legal case, whethr it be cusotdy, divorce or facing criminal charges such as a DUI. 

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Eric Michael Gibson
313 West Liberty Street
Suite 113, Liberty Place
Lancaster, PA, 17603
Eric Michael Gibson
279 North Zinns Mills Road
Suite D
Lebanon, PA, 17042
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Posted by Chris | June 11, 2021
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"Team Gibson"
Eric and Anne Gibson represented me over the course of two years before and after my arrest for egregious crimes of Domestic Violence. I was arrested for Sexual Assault on a date and time I was working, arrested for a Simple Assault that simply did not occur, as well as conduct indicative of Stalking. The prosecution’s case was pieced together with testimonial evidence, aside from self-inflicted injuries caused by their purported victim. Prior to my arrest, the police took no photographs of the alleged crime scene(s), interviewed no available witnesses, and substantially conducted no investigation. At the time the police were called, I offered little information due to the seriousness of the allegations and asserted my 6th Amendment right to counsel. This is where the genesis of my association with the Gibsons began. My position was unique because I came to them after navigating our adversarial justice system as a policeman for the prior 12 years. This included working for the same District Attorney’s office who authorized my arrest. The Gibsons permitted me to largely assist in the planning and defense investigation that occurred, something I don’t think would have happened with most other attorneys. It was not long until we realized the defense was in possession of more evidence than the prosecution, some of which was revealed to them in the days prior to the case’s resolution. Ultimately, I weathered the worst period of my life with the help of this profound “TEAM GIBSON” and emerged on the other side with no finding or admission of guilt and 50/50 custody of my lovely daughter. I have been exposed to many lawyers over the years but was thoroughly impressed with the Gibsons’ professionalism and staunch commitment to the positive outcome of my case. Eric and Anne are two of the most conscientious legal navigators I have had the pleasure to work with and I consider myself lucky to have hired them. Their two paralegals, Anne Marie and Jessica, are exceptional, as well. *The content herein reflects my views and opinions only*
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Posted by Dan | May 12, 2020
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Child Custody Case
Eric Gibson won my child custody case for me. I had been fighting for many years before hiring Eric Gibson. I now have full custody of both off my sons!
Posted by Peter | January 13, 2018
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Happy With The Outcome
I came to Eric twelve months into my divorce case after being scammed by my first lawyer. My Ex (who filed) was making outrageous demands, and I was looking for a lawyer who would fight them. At our first meeting we discussed the outcome I was looking for which my first lawyer had deemed unattainable. Thanks to Eric's work, the case closed on the terms I had hoped, and my Ex's unreasonable demands failed. It did take longer than we expected, but my Ex made things very difficult and stalled a lot. If you are looking for a professional, energetic lawyer, look no further, Eric is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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Family Court
Eric Gibson was very professional, timely and personable when dealing with a sensitive family court matter. I am currently serving in the Military and Eric and his staff took the time to ensure the SCRA, which covers all active duty, were adequately addressed and upheld. He took time out to discuss realistic possible outcomes which was extremely important to me since a child was involved. The attention to detail, quick response time and overall handling of the case from both Eric and his paralegal, Anne Marie, was outstanding and I would highly recommend this practice for your family court needs.
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Posted by Jay | September 11, 2016
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Truly caring, supportive and EXCELLENT
Eric provided me with excellent guidance, legal advice and support during a grueling 18 month custody battle for my 11 year old son who was residing in an environment of neglect and drugs. That may sound like an open and shut, easy case but it was nothing of the sort. In a world that supports the rights of the mother so strongly, Eric took on my case... a father trying desperately to save his son from a mentally crippling and potentially physically dangerous home life. Being very emotionally charged about the whole process Eric kept me grounded and ensured I took the best legal path that would result in the best outcome for me and my son. After at least five court appearances and a variety of difficult, unique and challenging situations Eric's counsel not only got my son out of a horrible situation but got us much more than we had hoped for. I can't thank Eric enough for his amazing legal counsel, care and support as I have never had to go through anything like this in my life and had no idea what I was up against... But Eric knew exactly how to handle each and every situation that came our way. At no point throughout the 18 month process did I ever feel that Eric was monetarily motivated even though this is his livelihood. If you have a difficult legal path ahead I highly recommend engaging Eric Gibson to guide you down the legal path to success.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2016
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Custody
Attorney Gibson was extremely helpful when my ex wife filed for custody of my daughter. He was able to answer every question that I had and even answered some i had not thought of yet. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Nicole | June 13, 2016
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Awesome lawyer will use in future if need to
He got me what I was asking for back. Very willing to work with you about payments while you are going through everything. Also gave fast results usually to questions you have along the way.
Posted by MICHAEL | June 1, 2016
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Divorce Attorney
Eric Gibson represented me with a Lancaster County, PA divorce. He handled the whole thing without me having to go to court which was extremely helpful since I reside many states away. I'm very happy with his services and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jesse | February 25, 2016
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Thank you
Attorney Eric Gibson and the entire Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith P.C. We're amazing. From the day I received free consultation I knew Eric was who I wanted representing me in what I knew would be a long tough process in gaining primary custody of my son. From the start Eric was straight forward with me in explaining that what I wanted to do was almost impossible given the situation that I was the out of state parent. Eric was beyond dedicated and incredibly understanding to all my needs, always helpful thorough and vey informative. Eric was fantastic in the courtroom especially when it came to dealing with the opposing counsel and their unethical tactics the battle wasn't easy but his knowledge and expertise during the proceedings were instrumental in my favor, I now have primary custody of my son and he was relocated to NYC where we reside. I must say retaining Eric was by far the best decision I have ever made in my life his professionalism and dedication are superb and I would highly recommend him and the whole team.
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Posted by Melanie | June 18, 2015
Awesome lawyer
I needed to file for a divorce and really didn't know where to turn. So I just looked for the closest attorney to me and I found Mr. Gibson on his offices webpage and read about the staff and knew immediately this is the lawfirm I needed to choose. I was lucky to have Mr. Gibson retained as my lawyer, the process was simple and he explained things to me that you could understand. I would recommend him for a divorce lawyer. I just recently had a question and I emailed his paralegal and she forwarded the email onto Mr. Gibson and he responded in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
DW
Great guy spent time with me and my concerns on a situation at hand. Told me how to handle what I was going through. Highly recommended in my book
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Bentley Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Berks County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2012

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Gettysburg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Hudson
  • The court vacated the judgment of sentence and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings, including a new trial or discharge of defendant.

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Dean's Scholar
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2004
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Gettysburg College
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Practice Succession Planning Summit
  • Law Practice Succession Planning
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (31)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gibson and the legal services he provides. Mr. Gibson is a zealous and ethical advocate for his clients and has a proven record for getting great results in matters ranging from family law to criminal defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best DUI attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Gibson. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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