Courtney is a native of Hilton Head Island and a 1997 graduate of Hilton Head High School. She obtained a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2001. During college, she worked as a page in the Office of Senate Research. After finishing her undergraduate degree she held paid staff positions in U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns relating to legal compliance to federal election laws. After working in Washington, DC, she returned to her home state and attended law school at the Charleston School of Law due to its emphasis on public service. During law school, she worked in the Mayor’s office as an extern for the City of Charleston’s legal department as well as clerked for two Federal Magistrate’s judges and a prominent criminal defense attorney.
After obtaining her Juris Doctorate, Courtney returned to Columbia and worked at the Public Defender’s Office for six years. During that time, she gained extensive litigation experience through her representation of thousands of clients on a litany of criminal charges and has an impressive trial record. For the majority of her time at the public defender’s office, she represented clients charged with violent felonies such as Murder and Armed Robbery. She is a 2012 graduate of the distinguished National Criminal Defense College. Courtney has the skills to argue and negotiate on her clients’ behalf throughout the many different aspects of the justice system.
|Attorney||Law Office of Courtney A. Gibbes||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Richland County Public Defender||2007 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar Association||N/A|
|Hilton Head Island Bar Association||N/A|
|South Carolina Women Lawyers Association||N/A|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A|
|Charleston School of Law||Doctor of Law (JD)||2007|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia||Bachelor's degree||2001|
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