John Gibson grew up in Houston, Texas, the son of a machinist, and attended college on an AFL-CIO scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in political science in 1992 from the University of Houston where he was a student body representative to the Board of Regents, he obtained a law degree in 1995 from the Texas Tech University Law School where he excelled in legal writing, negotiations and mock trial. In 1997, he started a firm representing primarily workers compensation claimants. Since then, he has represented over three thousand Texans in matters throughout the State of Texas.
John Gibson is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Society. He is a member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, a past Director of the South Plains Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Ector County Trial Lawyers Association, the Lubbock County Trial Lawyers Association and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group. He has spoken on workers compensation matters at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Workers' Compensation Course in years 2004-2015 as well as to the South Plains Trial Lawyers Association, the Ector County Trial Lawyers Association, the Ector County Bar Association, and several employer organizations. He is board certified in Workers' Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also served on the Personal Injury Trial Law Advisory Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. John serves as a leader and Sunday School Teacher at Monterey Church of Christ. He is an active supporter of the Lubbock Habitat for Humanity; Lubbock CASA; Susan G. Komen For the Cure; and Lubbock Family Promise, an assistance program for homeless families with children. He speaks Spanish and German, although not as fluently as he would like.
Representative Cases: Barrigan v. MHMR Services for Concho Valley, 2007 WL 27732, Tex.App.-Austin,2007. January 04, 2007 American Home Assurance Co. v. Vaughn, 2005 WL 2396833, Tex.App.-Amarillo, September 29, 2005 Dean Foods Co. v. Anderson, 178 S.W.3d 449, 453 (Tex.App.-Amarillo 2005, pet. denied) Fuentes v. Continental Conveyor & Equipment Co., Inc., 63 S.W.3d 518 (Tex.App.-Eastland 2001, pet. denied).
Tia Wilson is a senior associate attorney with Gibson Firm based in
the firm’s Fort Worth office. She passionately practices workers’ compensation
and personal injury law. She has a unique understanding of the hardships our
clients face in dealing with insurance companies, as she originally came to
this firm in 2009 as a client. She endured many of the same struggles and uses her
first-hand knowledge to represent our clients zealously and compassionately.
After stepping away from school for several years to start a
family, Tia Wilson enthusiastically resumed her education. She received her
Associate of Science degree from North Central Texas College in 2001, making
the President’s Honor List. During this time, she actively participated in Phi
Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Student Advisory Committee of North Central
Texas College with policy making procedures on campus and providing services to
the community. After obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna
Cum Laude, from the University of North Texas in 2004, she headed to law
school. While in law school at Texas Tech University, she was selected to
participate in the university’s Civil Practice Clinic. In 2007, she received
her Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
While studying for the bar exam, several of her immediate family members,
including two of her children, were involved in a tragic auto accident in a
company vehicle, bringing her to Gibson Firm for help. With John Gibson and his
staff, she overcame her life-altering personal tragedy and was licensed by the Texas Supreme Court in 2008. She strives to offer that same support and direction to others.
Tia Wilson is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association,
Lubbock County Bar Association, Lubbock County Women Lawyer’s Association,
State Bar of Texas’ Women and the Law section and the State Bar of Texas’
Workers’ Compensation section, where she is serving her 2nd term on
the Council as Treasurer. She is an active supporter of the SPCA of Texas, AQHA,
Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and
Meals on Wheels.