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Jennifer J. Gibbs

Divorce and separation Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.4   12 reviews

About Jennifer

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Jennifer received her B.A. in Education and History from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. from Emory School of Law. Before pursuing her law degree, Jennifer was a teacher for over 10 years. Jennifer has lived in many states across the U.S., including New York, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, and Florida. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, estate planning, and family law. She truly enjoys being able to help families resolve their conflicts during their time of need and she is dedicated to providing client-centered legal services of the highest quality. 

Licensed for 13 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Gibbs Tillery
201 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA, 30030

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Marlis | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Child Support
I am very satisfied with the service I recieved from Gibbs Law Firm. I retained Jennifer for a family law court case that I had been dealing with for several years. Jennifer was very professional and kept me informed throughout the entire process and ultimately helped me get a favorable outcome in the case. When another lawsuit was file a year later that pretained to the same case Jennifer and Stephanie filed motions and got the case dismissed.
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Posted by Shawn | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legitimation, visitation and custody case
I couldn't be more pleased with the experience I had being represented by Jennifer. She guided my wife and me through a very difficult two year case. Ultimately, because of her dedication, patience, compassion, and preparation our family is now complete. The impact she has made on our lives and our son's future is immesurable. I cannot effectively express the depth of gratitude I have for Jennifer. At every step in the process she was prepared for multiple outcomes. In the end this preparation and her perseverance that swayed the case in our favor. Without reservation I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer Gibbs.
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Posted by Clay | June 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I hired Jennifer J. Gibbs to help me with my divorce at the beginning of 2018. I will say, I had an attorney who I had initially retained to help me with this divorce. He came highly recommended from a friend and that was why I hired him. My divorce situation did not seem like it was that complicated, but with this attorney, the situation immediately seemed to become very difficult and costly, largely in my opinion, due to my attorney & opposing counsel wanting to prolong a simple settlement. I knew after several months of this, that I could not go any further with this attorney. At this point, I simply went to the internet to try a find a replacement. I looked at numerous websites for attorneys in my area and immediately was drawn to the sincerity & compassion of Jennifer Gibbs’ statement on her site. I contacted her basically without references from friends or researching her any further. She immediately responded, even though it was during a major holiday, and we quickly met to discuss my situation further. She immediately got herself up to speed with everything pertinent to my case and I could not have been more impressed with her. In the confines of writing this online review, I really cannot sincerely relate what a relief it was to find & retain her, and rid myself of my previous legal representation. It was just a miserable situation in every way, and the alliance I made with Jennifer really gave me such peace of mind and made a difficult time in my life, really uncomplicated and much less of an emotional burden. Jennifer really cut to the chase will all of the issues that were at hand. I felt like not a second was wasted getting to an expeditious conclusion & settlement of my divorce. She was extremely professional, yet extremely compassionate about all of the issues and also has a great sense of humor, which is often needed in this process. Her billing for her services was more than fair and I would actually describe as extremely generous. If I had had the good fortunate to start my divorcing process with her, it would have saved so much time and money and mental health. I really I cannot recommend her enough. Now that divorce is final, I will definitely be working with Jennifer with some of the other legal services that she provides for needs that I have.
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Posted by Justin | November 1, 2014
Professional and Knowledgeable
Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with in all aspects of my case. From our initial conversation over the phone I felt well informed and in charge of my case. She kept me in the loop and made sure I understood and approved every decision.
Posted by Lee | March 25, 2014
"Demanding results would be an understatement!"
"Ms.Gibbs and her firm handled an employer case for my husband and myself, not only was she professional but she was in constant contact for the duration of the case. She never left us to wonder about what was going on or the next steps in our process. She used her extensive expertise to lead us to victory! Not only did we win, we won more than we had ever imagined and every result pertaining to the case was in our favor. If the occasion ever arises again we will certainly use Ms. Gibbs and Mabe. Thanks Ms.Gibbs"
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Posted by Judith | March 7, 2014
Jennifer Gibbs, Attorney at Law
My partner and I have worked with Ms.Gibbs for several years. She successfully handled a business default loan on a restaurant we owned in Decatur. She has since taken care of several personal legal issues and has been readily available for updates, advice and consultation. We also turned to Ms. Gibbs on a recent criminal case and she promptly connected us with an attorney who resolved those issues satisfactorily . I recommend Jennifer Gibbs most highly.
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Posted by Lori | March 4, 2014
I would recommend to anyone. Wonderful Attorney and Law Firm!
The law firm of Gibbs and Mabe were wonderful, attentive, timely and compassionate at helping me get through my divorce and I would would recommend them to anyone seeking the same as well as any other areas of law their firm provides.
Posted by Kelly | February 28, 2014
Retired teacher
Ms. Gibbs is outstanding in her profession! She is very knowledgable and professional in area of practice! I would and have recommended Ms. Gibbs on several occasions! Job well done!!
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2011
Warm, Knowledgable, Solid Advice... and Worth Every Single Dime!!!
Attorney Gibbs was wonderful in my case and she restored my faith in lawyers. She was ready to answer my questions and provided my with sound advise. She is warm and extremely personable which made my difficult situation a lot easier. People say that you get what you pay for...I absolutely got that plus more. I will certainly hire her for any legal situation that I have!
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Posted by Thomas | November 1, 2011
Relief
I was in a long-term contract with a nationally known medical waste management company. As a busy physician I accepted the fact that the medical waste management fees were likely to climb over time. However, when the fees reached a level I thought was unfair, I attempted to terminate my contract with the company. The company threatened to sue me for breach of contract and I sought legal advice. Jennifer Gibbs found that the company had not met their obligations to me in terms of OSHA requirements. Not only did the potential lawsuit go away, my contract was terminated and I received a cash settlement. I highly recommend this efficient, competent attorney and her law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
Nice she is but does not follow thur and if you question it becomes overly defensive. ,Just a turn off !
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Burned thousands with virtually nothing to show for it
I cannot recommend this attorney. I did not feel like she was a strong advocate for me in my case. She was friends with opposing counsel and it felt to me like she was siding with the other side. I burned through almost $4000 in a short period of time and without much getting accomplished at all. In Georgia a defendant in a divorce filing has 60 days to file a response with the court. I had to switch attorneys as this deadline approached and we barely made the deadline at the new firm as Jen did not file a response as this deadline approached. She also served no formal discovery on the opposing counsel and when I confronted her on this she said it was "verbal discovery". My new attorney laughed at this notion of "verbal discovery".
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gibbs & Mabe, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
  • Emory University
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Teacher and Coach
  • The Bolles School
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Teacher and Coach
  • MICDS
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Teacher and Coach
  • Kirkwood High School
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Georgia State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2005
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Favorable outcome for client
  • Contested Divorce
  • Favorable outcome for client
  • Pregnancy discrimination/ADA violations
  • Favorable outcome for client

Associations

  • Decatur Business Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Stonewall Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • NAUI
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of Atlanta 2015 - Top Three Lawyers - Top Three Lawyers
  • Georgia Voice
  • 2015
  • President & Founder
  • Emory Law Employment Association
  • 2008
  • Top Orator
  • Emory Law School - Oral Arguments
  • 2008

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Gwinnett organizations (county)
  • "What is Family Law?"
  • 2014
  • DeKalb organizations (county)
  • "What is Family Law?"
  • 2013
  • Emory Law School
  • How to Become an Employment Lawyer
  • 2009
  • NASSM
  • Introduction and Welcome
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
General practice Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"To most, attorneys are a dime a dozen, hewn from the same incorrigible, high-handed cloth. But if you want a down-to-earth, intelligent, compassionate, and eminently capable legal representative, than you've done right, if you’ve come to Attorney Jennifer Gibbs. Whether it is an employment matter, a family matter for sensitive issues of divorce, custody, and support, or a general contract dispute, one thing is for certain: Jennifer leads with a firm but caring hand and gives 100% for her clients and their cause. She exudes patience and acknowledges clients' need to tell their story, without letting the emotions get in the way of understanding one's rights or expectations of results. Jennifer seeks knowledge from others when she needs it, and provides same to any and all who ask. Attorneys with Jennifer's moral character, humility, and competency are few and far between. I am honored not only to have called her co-counsel over the years, but to be able to call her friend."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a super competent attorney who I worked with as opposing counsel on a family law matter. She was professional in discussing issues between our clients and worked diligently in achieving a fair resolution. I hope that I have the opportunity to work with her again."
General practice Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a terrific attorney with a client-focused practice. I would trust her with my own legal needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Gibbs is an outstanding attorney. She is competent, knowledgeable, and personable. Her integrity and commitment are clear from the first time one meets her, as is the passion she exudes for her work. She genuinely cares for her clients and makes each one feel special; her dedication and professionalism are unmatched."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a fantastic lawyer. She really cares about her clients and she uses the law to get them great results. I recommend her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Gibbs is an excellent advocate for her clients. She is prepared and thorough in her practice. She has great compassion for her clients' situations and guides them to successful resolution in their cases. I endorse Jennifer Gibbs without reservations."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jen is a personable and professional attorney who is willing to go the extra mile to help her clients resolve their legal disputes. She has a broad array of experience in different practice areas, which only strengthens her problem-solving skills."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Gibbs is one of the hardest working, most dedicated attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. Her drive to succeed for her clients is matched only by her compassion for their circumstances. Jennifer is one of the few lawyers I know whose broad and expert knowledge of the law is belied by her easy-going and approachable personality. There are few others in the civil world I would want on my side. I highly endorse her work."
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Decatur Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer J. Gibbs
Jennifer J. Gibbs
Divorce and separation Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 13 years