Joe Gibbons joined the firm in May 2005 and became a partner in January 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Joe spent the majority of his career with McGinty, Gibbons, Hilow & Spellacy Co., LPA and Carney & Broadbent, both located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Over the years, Joe represented a variety of individuals, businesses, institutions and governmental entities. Joe’s primary practice areas include counseling closely-held businesses, real estate, estate and business succession planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and related litigation.
Joe is active in community and civic affairs and in 2019, he was appointed the Law Director for the City of Fairview Park. He also served as a Member of City Council for the City of Lakewood (1992 - 1995), Former Member and Past President of the Lakewood Civil Service Commission (1996 - 2017) and on many boards and commissions in the City of Lakewood. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lakewood Catholic Academy, as a Member and Officer of the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Hospital Foundation and as a Member of the Lakewood Hospital Board.
He currently serves as Secretary of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Board. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture by the Cuyahoga County Executive in April 2014 and he served as Board Chair from April 2015 through June 2018. Joe remains an avid ice hockey player and runner.
Joe and his wife, Peggy, have two adult children and reside in Lakewood.