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MaryBeth V. Gibson was born in New York and grew up in Atlanta.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, with a B.S. in Biochemistry, and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was an active member of the Environmental Law Association. Upon graduation from law school, MaryBeth practiced law at one of the largest law firms in the southeast handling insurance coverage disputes and property and casualty matters on behalf of employers and insurers. She left that practice to pursue a career at The Finley Firm, P.C., representing clients in complex civil litigation.

Combining her analytical background with her passion for the law, MaryBeth brings a unique perspective to litigated matters. MaryBeth specializes in complex civil litigation, including business litigation, data breach litigation (representing Financial Institutions In Re: The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL 2583, serving as co-chair of Third-Party Discovery Committee), consumer fraud cases, corporate fraud cases, mass torts (representing multiple clients In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation –  MDL 1657, participating in Discovery Committees In ReDePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197, and In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2244), and catastrophic injury claims.   Her practice involves an emphasis in Class Action Litigation [multi-million dollar judgment in Village Auto v. Rush, 286 Ga. App. 688(2007)] and Multi-District Litigation (Vioxx, Toyota, DePuy and Home Depot). 


MaryBeth is also retained to act as Special-Counsel to law firms throughout the United States assisting in complex civil litigation.  She has litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration experience.  She was selected as Georgia Trend’s 2009 Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers.  


Contact info

Finley & Buckley, P.C.

3535 Piedmont Road
Building 14, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA, 30305

The Finley Firm, P.C.

3535 Piedmont Rd NE Ste 230
Building Fourteen Piedmont Center
Atlanta, GA, 30305-1518


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 34%
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

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    I endorse MaryBeth. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Georgia, AthensN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987