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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    38 years, 8 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    38 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Mediation: 10%
    38 years, 500 cases


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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known and respected Joe for a long time. His skills in the courtroom are well known in the Coachella Valley and beyond.


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Contact info

Joseph A. Gibbs, Attorney at Law

74900 US Highway 111
Suite 222
Indian Wells, CA, 92210-7106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearFury Investments2012
Palm Springs Top Lawyers AwardPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Distinguished Founding HonoreeRiverside County Inns of Court2010
Attorney Boss of the YearRiverside County Desert Bar Association2009
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1985
Honorable Distinction Service AwardRiverside County District Attorneys Office1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorRiverside County Superior and Municipal Court1993 - Present
OwnerJoseph A. Gibbs & Associates1993 - Present
MediatorDesert Bar Association Mediation Panel1985 - Present
Arbitrator and Judge Pro TemporeRiverside County Superior Court1982 - Present
Chairman and Hearing OfficerPalm Desert Rent Review Commission1986 - 1988
AttorneySchlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger1981 - 1993
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside County District Attorney's Office1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Western Growers AssociationMember2012 - Present
LegatusBoard Member2012 - Present
California Cattleman's AssociationMember2011 - Present
YMCA of the DesertFoundation Member2011 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the DesertBoard Member2011 - Present
College of the DesertFoundation Member2010 - Present
Santa Barbara Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Santa Maria Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Wounded Warrior ProjectMember2009 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationMember2003 - Present
Ranchero VisitadoresMember2001 - Present
American Quarter Horse AssociationMember2000 - Present
The American Inns of CourtMaster Instructor2000 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationPresident1988 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationTrustees1986 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - Present
Riverside County District Attorney Advisory BoardMemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Palm Springs Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GAF vs Easton TrustConfidential Settlement
University PC vs West Coast TurfConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Palm Springs LifeA History of Long-Term Relationships2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute ResolutionMaster Mediation SpecialistN/A2009
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of San DiegoEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Loyola University ChicagoN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Desert Bar Association SeminarContinuing Legal Education2014
YMCA Annual GalaCharitable Donations/Cause & Effects2011