Since 1987 Scott B. Gibson has practiced exclusively as a plaintiff’s attorney representing injured people and families for all types of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases. Scott, Brian and the lawyers of Gibson Lewis have successfully won over $200 million in compensation for our clients through successful trial verdicts and settlements.
Scott has tried over 85 jury trials in multiple State Courts and Federal Court. Scott has also personally written briefs and argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the 1st and 2nd District Illinois Appellate Courts.
Scott has been nominated by invitation and elected pursuant to peer review into the most prestigious trial associations in United States and Illinois. Scott is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, Top 100 personal attorneys in the State of Illinois and The Super Lawyers. In 1996, Leading Attorneys/Leading Lawyers issued its inaugural peer-reviewed list of the top 1% of all personal injury attorneys in the state of Illinois. As certified by his peers Scott has been consistently been recertified each year. As recently as October, 2013 Scott is only such attorney with main offices in the Lake County seat of Waukegan.
Scott is a member of the Multimillion Dollars Advocates Forum, Elite Lawyers of America, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and has achieved for many years Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV” for legal ability and ethics.
In 2009 Scott was elected unanimously as the President of the Lake County Bar Association and in 2013 as President of the Lake County Bar Foundation.
Scott was a founding Board member and original Treasurer of the Lake County Child Advocacy Center. The Center was the first of its kind in Illinois to provide a safe place and expert therapeutic support for child victims of sexual assault and physical abuse.
Scott is a frequent speaker and author regarding personal injury law and trial practice. Please see Scott’s full curriculum vitae for more information regarding Scott’s career.