Joseph P. Gibbons

Joseph P. Gibbons


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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.

Licensed to Practice



  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (1979)
  • John Carroll University (1976)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

  • Recipient of Lakewood Catholic Academy's "Insignis Award"

Community Activities

  • Law Director for the City of Fairview Park
  • Secretary of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Board
  • Life Member, Judicial Conference for Eighth Judicial District
  • Former Member and Chairman of the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees
  • Former Member and Past President, Lakewood Civil Service Commission (1996 - 2017)
  • Past Member, Lakewood Hospital Board
  • Past Member and Officer, Board of Trustees of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation
  • Past Chairman Board of Directors, Lakewood Catholic Academy
  • Member of Lakewood City Council (1992 - 1995)

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice


Awards & Recognition

ACTEC AV Peer Review Rated Best Law Firms Primerus Worlds Finest Law Firms Super Lawyers