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Sebastian Gibson

Trucking accident Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

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also known as R. Sebastian Gibson

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One of the Desert's Most Acclaimed California Entertainment Lawyers and Truck Accident Attorneys and the Right Choice in California Entertainment Attorneys, Big Rig Truck Accident Lawyers, Business, and International Law. Visit . Named a 2022 Top Lawyer for the 12th year in a row by Palm Springs Life Magazine, Sebastian Gibson handles Personal Injury, Wrongful Deaths, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Scooter Accidents, Robotaxi Accidents, Self-Driving Car and Self-Driving Truck Accidents, Robotruck Accidents, Aviation Accidents, Insurance, and Dog Bites and starting in the 2020s decade we expect to begin handling flying car accidents.

We also handle business contracts, winery trademarks, entertainment contracts, artist management agreements modeling, publishing, med spas, mobile med spas, and mobile medical clinics, aerospace, aviation and space law, international matters and represent entertainment and modeling clients from around the world in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Newport Beach, Temecula, Malibu, all of Orange County, Los Angeles and throughout California with over 40 years of combined experience in California and London. Offices in Palm Desert and Orange County. Learn more at .  Our most recent settlement was for $950,000 for the victim of a truck accident in the Coachella Valley and his wife.  The case settled just days before trial with the assistance of another law firm.

Focusing on truck accidents, Sebastian Gibson represents victims who have been seriously injured and families who have lost a loved one when their vehicle has been involved in a big rig truck accident, tractor-trailer truck accident, semi-trailer truck accident, 18 wheeler truck accident, commercial truck accident, delivery truck accident, moving truck accident, landscaping truck accident, garbage disposal truck accident, dump truck accident, cement mixer accident, flatbed truck accident, refrigerated truck accident, tank truck accident, heavy hauler accident, mobile crane accident, military truck accident, box truck accident, construction truck accident, car transport truck trailer accident, fire truck accident, heavy duty truck accident, or a full-size truck accident.

Another area of focus is entertainment law in which California Entertainment Attorney Sebastian Gibson utilizes his experience in entertainment to assist other artists in the entertainment industry with their creative endeavors in motion pictures, independent films, television, music, publishing, modeling, model management, talent agencies, video on demand movie projects, copyrights, trademarks, entertainment events, music and film festivals, live performances, concerts, world tours, comedy festivals, fashion events, athletic events, sponsor parties, sponsorship agreements, endorsement agreements, licensing, merchandise agreements, performing artist contracts, charity events, book options for films and television, stage productions, art, fashion, modeling, publicity and privacy rights, misuse of images, athletic and sporting events, athlete and celebrity representation and international entertainment matters.

Looking to the future, the Law Offices of Sebastian Gibson is focused on new technology including aerospace, aviation and new technology in transportation. He is fast becoming a leading voice with respect to the development of space resources on asteroids, the moon, mars and other planets as well as in space and in developing other new technologies on earth.  We are also on the cutting edge of health care providing assistance to licensed medical professionals developing California med spas, mobile med spas and mobile medical clinics.

In the fast developing area of new modes of transportation, Sebastian Gibson has written extensively on self-driving cars, robotaxis, self-driving trucks, robotrucks and flying cars which are all currently being tested and in some cases already being utilized in limited areas and which are expected to be widely available in the 2020s decade. In the 2020s, you can expect Sebastian Gibson to be a leader in the representation of victims of self-driving car accidents, robotaxi accidents, self-driving truck accidents, robotruck accidents and flying car accidents when these new technologies are a major component of our transportation network.

With over 40 years of experience both in London and in California as a California entertainment attorney, California entertainment lawyer Sebastian Gibson is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to British Film and TV producers and how streaming services and platforms are affecting the UK film and industry and has written on this subject. There is currently nowhere that the changes brought about by streaming is having a bigger effect on a country’s film industry than Britain and the UK’s talent and producers, known for their excellence, have never been in more demand.

We can protect your film and television concepts and submissions with copyright and trademark protection, registrations with the Writers Guild of America and the Motion Picture Association of America, with contracts and agreements, and with submissions by an experienced California entertainment attorney. Importantly, we also know what to look for in analyzing submission releases so a producer or writer does not waive important rights.

In the creative stage of development, we can draft collaboration agreements, work for hire agreements, copyright assignments and other contractual agreements to ensure that a producer is the sole owner of all the underlying rights to their project and to ensure that when an E&O insurance legal opinion is requested by an insurer, they will be able to confirm the proper legal contracts have been signed with every participant in the creation and development of the project.

California entertainment attorney Sebastian Gibson can assist a film or television producer to obtain development money and to structure a development money deal, film investments and we can review and negotiate a producer’s pre-sales and negative pick-up domestic and foreign distribution agreements.

We’ve reviewed and negotiated book and script options, life story agreements, shopping agreements and with our expertise in copyrights, trademarks and licensing, we can assist a producer in securing the rights to any of the underlying rights to their project.

With decades of experience in corporate law and formations, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, limited and general partnerships and LLCs. We can also handcraft an LLC operating agreement to fit the structure and plans of a producer’s team for their umbrella LLC and create individual LLCs for each project which becomes ready for development.

We can draft all of a producer’s production contracts and we are extremely knowledgeable in drafting, negotiating and reviewing actor contracts, and how to structure profit participation contracts to protect an actor’s back end points.

When you need a California entertainment attorney for any stage of a film or television project production, for any corporate matters or pre-production, production and post-production agreements, the right choice is California Entertainment Lawyer Sebastian Gibson.

Personal Injury - Countless millions of dollars obtained for victims of big rig and commercial truck accidents, car accidents, aviation crashes and families of wrongful death victims.

Business Law For the Future - New technology, aerospace, biomedical, electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, mobile health care, self-driving vehicles, food labeling & distilleries.

Entertainment Law - Representing models, publishers, writers, film and TV producers, actors, musicians, artists, social media influencers and celebrities around the world. Invited to appear on Shepard Smith’s show on Fox News as a celebrity lawyer and ITV National News in London to discuss the Prince Harry and Meghan lawsuit for invasion of privacy for photos taken of their son by paparazzi.

Trademarks - Branding, trademarks, trade dress and copyright protection for food, clothing, heath & beauty items, fashion designs, authors, live and virtual events, non-profits & multi-state litigation for copyright and trademark infringement.

Helping the Vulnerable - Nurses and doctors, children (created a new cause of action for negligent endangerment of a child), the elderly against homeowners associations (winning the fight against an HOA that sought to prevent a 100 year-old woman from renting her home to pay for assisted living expenses) and members of the military.

International Experience - Over 40 years combined experience in London and California with law degrees both in California and Great Britain. He’s been rated “Superb” and called, “Brilliant,” “A Legend” and “the Best.”

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Licensed for 45 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/29/2022
State NV
Status Exempt Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 03/11/2023

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Posted by Dondi | June 27, 2012
When no one else would take my case!
Mr Gibson was such a validating Lawyer....he kept me up to date and did his best to get me what I deserved. Given the facts we were facing; a case which didnt involve much car damage on our vehicle when we were hit from behind, yet I sustained injuries and was out of work for a long time. The case settled and I am happy with the final outcome i highly reccommend him for any of your legal matters! High Five Sebastion!.
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Posted by Wendy | July 22, 2011
Outstanding Personal Injury Attorney
I was in a bad car accident and hired Sebastian Gibson to handle my case. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and professional, yet warm and caring. He handled all the numerous details with claims adjusters and multiple medical facilities which took so much stress and pressure off me. He always kept me informed and whenever I had a question he answered me right away via phone or e-mail. I am very grateful I found him and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Matt | May 21, 2010
Great Personal Injury and Business Lawyer
Sebastian Gibson is an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. Our entire family has utilized Mr. Gibson for a wide variety of matters including personal injury, international and business contracts. I've found Mr. Gibson to be extremely professional in all of his legal representation and I personally know that he is one of the most recognized attorneys where I live and one of the most highly regarded. I know that he has a great deal of international experience in addition to being experienced in California for decades. When any of my friends are looking for a great attorney for an accident case or any type of business dispute, Sebastian Gibson is the only attorney I recommend they call.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
  • 1984 - Present


  • University San Diego
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Cardiff University Law School
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1975
  • UCLA
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Truck Accident Victim in the Coachella Valley
  • $950,000.00 Settlement Just Days Before Trial
  • Dog Bite Victim
  • Settlement for $255,000
  • Car Accident Victim
  • $915,000
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  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1992
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2020
  • 2019 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2017 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2016 Top Lawyers (Best and Brightest Legal Minds in the Valley)
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2015 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2012 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2011 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Magna cum laude
  • University College Cardiff
  • 1975
  • Law Review
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1975
  • Moot Court Professional Achievement
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1972
  • Cum laude
  • UCLA
  • 1972
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  • Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals
  • Somebody Pass The Tums and Antidepressants
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals
  • The End of Civilization As We Know It
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals
  • Shh! The Bed Bugs Are Listening
  • 2010
  • San Diego Law Review
  • An Illusion of Camelot, the Validity of a Claim and the Consequences of the Negotiations
  • 1976
  • Anglo-American Law Review
  • Products Liability in the United States and England: The Difference and Why
  • 1974
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Speaking Engagements

  • Talk Radio
  • Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Rotary Club of London
  • American Law
  • 1982
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gibson is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury 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."
Business Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sebastian is conscientious, clever and dedicated. He is passionate about his work but remains level-headed. His skills are very diverse and he is a prolific writer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Gibson is a highly respected attorney with exceptional knowledge representing parties that have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gibson is highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gibson is a dedicated, highly skilled lawyer, well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found this lawyer to be professional, highly regarded, ethical and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've known and worked with Sebastian for around 6 years. He is a great guy to work with; always returns phone calls and emails promptly, sees the big picture on things, and is genuinely concerned with what the client thinks. We have worked on issues ranging from patents to litigation, and I always value his input and opinions. Because Sebastian has been practicing for so long, and has law degrees from two different countries, I find that he brings a unique perspective to the business end of legal issues. This is particularly useful for the IP work that I do, as unless the IP is making money for the client, it is of questionable value."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The clients that I have referred to Mr. Gibson have all been overjoyed with his professional work and the results of their cases. Mr. Gibson has always displayed the highest degree of professional integrity and diligence.."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Sebastian 28 years ago, in 1982, when we each rented space in the same set of buildings in Palm Springs. My practice area was Family Law, although my practice was general then and included "PI". His was Personal Injury. One of the things I remember well about him in those days was that he wanted to reach out to accident victim clients directly, to inform them they had choices. Back then, advertising was considered by lawyers to be a 'dirty' business - which is really ironic because making information available to consumers so they can make appropriate choices was never a dirty business. But old habits die hard, and the cronies who had a lock on the doors to the courthouse did not want to share - to the detriment of the people. I endorse Sebastian Gibson for your personal injury needs as a lawyer with 30 years experience, whom you can trust. Trust stands the test of time. You decide what works for you!"
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