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Joseph Ashley Gibbs

Litigation Attorney at Rancho Mirage, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Joseph Gibbs is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has represented clients in real estate, business, corporate, farming and construction litigation. 5000 matters.

    46 years

  2. Real estate
    5000 transactions

    46 years

  3. Mediation
    Joseph Gibbs is a certified Mediator with the Riverside County Superior and Civil Courts and the Desert Bar Association Mediation Panel

    46 years

Joseph A. Gibbs, Attorney at Law is a civil litigation law firm specializing in
 Real Estate Law, Business Law, Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution.


Joseph A. Gibbs, Attorney at Law
41-750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive, #B1
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

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Posted by Joe | April 4, 2014
Couldn't have done it without him.
As for our cooperation Mr. Gibbs has managed all of our legal matters. We have been in business for 37 years and Mr. Gibbs has been our go to person for over 35 years. We consider his contributions to our business a large part of our success. He is also my partners and my personal attorney and hopefully will represent us for many years to come. Honest, straight forward, fair and reliable. A person of integrity.
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Posted by Owen | March 30, 2014
Integrity and Responsiveness
Integrity and responsiveness are the characteristics that set Joe Gibbs apart as an outstanding attorney. The welfare of his client is Joe's only goal and his guidance always reflects that single-minded purpose. With other lawyers I suspect conflict of interest when following their advice would lead to large legal fees. That mentality is contrary to Joe's character. Over the many years I have learned to trust his integrity. Joe is readily available any time of the day or night to handle urgent matters in a competent way. This responsiveness gives me peace of mind, as I always know Joe's help is no more than a phone call away.
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Posted by David | March 26, 2014
Competent and Trustworthy
Mr. Gibbs has an excellent knowledge of the law and applies it practically and with integrity. His communication skills are exemplary and his entire office is incredibly professional and responsive.
Posted by Poul | March 25, 2014
Evaluation of legal services performed by Joseph A Gibbs
It is our pleasure to recommend Joeph Gibbs to anyone seeking legal service. We have been clients of this Law Firm for more than 30 years and have always been very pleased with the expertice and immidiate attention to our problems.
Posted by Marion Witte | March 25, 2014
Would Recommend Joseph Gibbs to My Clients
Joseph Gibbs has handled a variety of matters for my Professional Corporation, as well as those of several of the clients of my CPA practice. I have found him to be highly ethical, well versed in business law and responsive to the client's needs. He keeps his client's best interests in mind, while being realistic about expectations and outcomes. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance with a business law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2012
Long Time Client
I have used Mr. Gibbs many times in the past 18 years for a variety of business issues of company sales, purchases and lease negotiations and arbitrations and personnel matters.I have found him to listen well, and find out what your needs are and explains the situations well so I can understand the legal issues and what my options are.He is well versed in the aspects of the law that he specializes in and has no hesitation to refer clients as neded. He is personable and his office personnel are very skilled and courteous. Joe is very well known and respected in the community among peers, judges and volunteer, charity groups. He is a dedicated family man. If high ethics, knowledge and experience is what you need, then Mr. Gibbs is your man.
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Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Riverside County Superior and Municipal Court
  • 1993 - Present
  • Owner
  • Joseph A. Gibbs & Associates
  • 1993 - Present
  • Mediator
  • Desert Bar Association Mediation Panel
  • 1985 - Present
  • Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore
  • Riverside County Superior Court
  • 1982 - Present
  • Chairman and Hearing Officer
  • Palm Desert Rent Review Commission
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger
  • 1981 - 1993
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 1981
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • 2009
  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • University PC vs West Coast Turf
  • Confidential Settlement
  • GAF vs Easton Trust
  • Confidential Settlement


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Western Growers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legatus
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Cattleman's Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • YMCA of the Desert
  • Foundation Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • College of the Desert
  • Foundation Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Maria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ranchero Visitadores
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The American Inns of Court
  • Master Instructor
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • President
  • 1988 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Trustees
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Riverside County District Attorney Advisory Board
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Palm Springs Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Fury Investments
  • 2012
  • Palm Springs Top Lawyers Award
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Distinguished Founding Honoree
  • Riverside County Inns of Court
  • 2010
  • Attorney Boss of the Year
  • Riverside County Desert Bar Association
  • 2009
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
  • Honorable Distinction Service Award
  • Riverside County District Attorneys Office
  • 1981
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  • Palm Springs Life
  • A History of Long-Term Relationships
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Desert Bar Association Seminar
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • 2014
  • YMCA Annual Gala
  • Charitable Donations/Cause & Effects
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Joseph
Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over 30 years. He is without a doubt one of the most talented, ethical and knowlegable lawyers I know. You simply can't find a better or more dedicated lawyer to handle your business affairs."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Mr. Gibbs as an associate attorney for approximately two years. I can say without reservation that he is one of the finest and most knowledgeable civil litigation attorneys in southern California. His level of preparation and attention to detail are unmatched. Mr. Gibbs is the attorney I would recommend to anyone when everything is on the line, and only the best will do."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I think about the qualities I want in my attorney -- integrity, experience, intelligence, good judgment, technical expertise -- I immediately think of Joe Gibbs. Joe exemplifies all the best qualities of a strong litigation attorney who would zealously represent his clients' rights. Joe has my highest praise and recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is an outstanding lawyer who provides his clients with superior service. He is smart, tough, and tenacious in his representation while remaining courteous and professional to all parties, their counsel, and the court. He is a consummate professional to whom I would refer friends without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly skilled, intelligent and ethical attorney."
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Rancho Mirage Litigation Lawyer Joseph Ashley Gibbs
Joseph Ashley Gibbs
Litigation Attorney
Rancho Mirage, CA
Licensed for 45 years