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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Partner||Blum, Braz & Gibbs, LLP||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Blum, Braz & Gibbs, LLP||1999 - 2005|
|Assistant Public defender||Stanislaus County Office of the Public Defender||1998 - 1999|
|Judicial Extern||United States District Court For the Honorable James Ware||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Practice East Bay, Steering Committee||Chair||2012 - Present|
|Alameda County Family Law Association||Co-chair||2007 - Present|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2003 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Practice East Bay||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Practice East Bay, Steering Committee||Member||2009 - 2012|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
Posted by Gary
The first day I walked into Donna Gibbs office I was in tears and feeling totally desperate. Donna handed me a box of kleenex and told me she would do everything she could to help me but she could not promise me a positive outcome. Mine was an extreme case that involved potentially moving my infant daughter 3000 miles away and the court had to decide whether my baby girl would stay in California with me or move to Florida with her mom. It was a huge uphill battle. Donna kept me calm through one of the most difficult and challenging periods of my life. She was steadfast, determined, honest, incredibly prepared, and caring. We stopped the move away and my life and my daughter's life was forever changed. Today I cry tears of joy when I think of all that Donna and her firm did for my daughter and me. I am forever grateful. Believe it or not my child's mom recommended Donna to one of her friends when it was all over. Now that says a lot!
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Gibbs was my attorney for a long and difficult divorce. I don't think you could do any better than to have her by your side for what is often a very difficult process. To be sure, when it comes to divorce the legal system is far from perfect and I would suggest everyone try to avoid that system as much as possible. Nevertheless, sometimes you want and need an attorney. Ms. Gibbs practiced with integrity, compassion, professionalism, skill, and hard work. She also seemed to be highly respected within the legal community which I think is incredibly helpful. Additionally, she was tough and decisive at the appropriate times. I also felt like she really always kept the kids in mind and put them first. Anytime I have a friend who needs a divorce attorney I recommend Ms. Gibbs without any reservations.
Posted by Juliana
Donna Gibbs is a rock solid attorney. She handled my case with care and efficiency. She effectively advocated for the kids' visitation schedule that I wanted and the divorce was complete in six months. She gave me top quality advice on how to communicate with my ex and how to protect against potential pitfalls during the case and post-divorce. Her calm and steadfast personality coupled with her professional competence was exactly what I needed during a highly emotional time where I needed to trust someone to advocate for the best interest of me and my kids. I feel at peace knowing that I can always turn to Donna should any disputes come up between me and my children's father.
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