James H. Gibson

Partner, Lafayette

James H. Gibson

James H. Gibson is a partner in the Lafayette office of Allen & Gooch and handles legal matters throughout the State of Louisiana. Jim specializes his practice in two key areas: representation of professionals and commercial litigation. His representation of professionals includes providing advice and handling claims and/or litigation involving attorney malpractice and ethical complaints, accountant malpractice, medical malpractice, insurance agent malpractice and real estate malpractice. In addition to his representation of professionals and commercial litigation, Jim also represents Judges in complaints filed with the Louisiana Judiciary Commission.  He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana District Courts, all Louisiana Courts of Appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, all Louisiana Federal District Courts, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Jim is a frequent speaker on topics related to professional liability issues at both Louisiana and national seminars.  Jim has provided testimony to the Louisiana Legislature with respect to Louisiana law and Statutes pertinent to professional liability.

Jim also devotes a significant amount of his practice to mediations. Jim has participated in hundreds of mediations and has completed the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (Chicago) on mediation skills.

Jim has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, an exclusive invitation only organization that selects exceptional attorneys with significant trial and appellate practices. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. Jim has achieved an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, which is the highest rating established by this service. Jim is continually rated as one of the Super Lawyers in the State of Louisiana by the Super Lawyers organization.

Noteworthy Cases


Molaison v Lukinovich, 13-781 (La. App. 5 Cir. 5/28/14), 142 So. 3d 342

MB Industries, LLC v. CNA Ins. Co., 2011-303 (La. 10/25/11), 74 So. 3d 1173

Bonin v. Westport, 2005-0886 (La. 5/17/06), 930 So. 2d 906

Thinkstream v. Rubin, 2006-1595 (La. App. 1 Cir. 9/26/07), 971 So. 2d 1092

Wicker v. Harmony Corporation, 2000-231, 2000-232 (La. App. 1 Cir. 3/28/01), 784 So. 2d 660

LeCompte v. Department of Health and Human Resources-South Louisiana Medical Center, 97-1878 (La. App. 1 Cir. 9/25/98), 723 So.2d 474

Clarendon National Insurance Company v. Carter, 39,622 (La. App. 2 Cir. 5/11/05), 902 So. 2d 1142

Commonwealth v. Jones, 06-1277 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2/7/07), 948 So. 2d 1243

Amador v. Reggie, 05-976 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/1/06), 924 So. 2d 415

Regions Bank v. Kountz, 2005-1106 (La. App. 3 Cir. 5/31/06), 931 So. 2d 506

Guidry v. Coregis Insurance Company, 04-325 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/29/04), 896 So. 2d 164

Burns v. Goudeau, 2004-821 (La. App. 3 Cir. 11/10/04), 888 So. 2d 1031

Bonnette v. Tunica-Biloxi Indians, 2002-919 (La. App. 3 Cir. 5/28/03), 873 So. 2d 1

Dauterive Contractors, Inc. v. Landry and Watkins, 2001-1112 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/13/02), 811 So. 2d 1242

Wharton v Bell, 2010 WL 4163737 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2010)

Stelly v Morrow, Morrow, Ryan and Basset, 62 So.3d 336 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2011)

Weatherly v Fonseca and Associates, LLC, 92 So.3d 1206 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2012)

Trahan v Verret, 2013 WL 5539296 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2013)

Williams v Dunlop, 2014 WL 3611344 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2014)

Tolliver v Broussard, 155 So.3d 137 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2014)

Gibson v Newman, 2015 WL 8476188 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2015)

Landry v Base Camp Management, LLC, 206 So.3d 921 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2016)

Dean v St. Mary Emergency Group, 2017 WL 2179583 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2017)

Clarkston v Funderburk, 211 So. 3rd 509 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2017)


Miller v American Strategic Insurance Corporation, 665 F. Appx. 351 (5th Cir. 2016)

Energy Management Services LLC v City of Alexandria, 739 F.3d 255 (5th Cir. 2014)

Brown v. Wimberly, 477 Fed.Appx. 214 (5th Cir. 2012)

Babineaux v. McBroom Rig Building Service Inc., 817 F. 2d 1126 (5th Cir. 1987)

Foley and Lardner L.L.P. v. Aldar, 491 F. Supp. 2d 595 (M.D. La. 2007)

Giuffrida v Wagner, 2013 WL 663752 (E. D. 2013)

Cormie’s Grocery and Deli, Inc v Colony Insurance Company and Mike Demaire Insurance Agency, 2012 WL 2906634 (W. D. 2012)

SCB Diversified Municipal Portfolio v Crew and Associates, 2012 WL 13708 (E. D. La. 2012)

Barlow v Safety National Casualty Corporation, 2014 WL 1327922 (M.D. 2014)

Forever Green Athletic Fields, Inc. v Babcock Law Firm, 2014 WL 7004032 (M.D. La. 2014)

Practical Health Care Supply, Inc. v Assured Partners Gulf Coast Agency, LLC, 2016 WL 116496 (W.D. La. 2016)

Marchman v Crawford, 2017 WL 663246 (W.D. La. 2017)

Wilkins v Continental Casualty Company, 2017 WL 1901411 (W.D. La. 2017)