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Dave Gibson is a Partner in Gentry Locke’s Litigation practice group, representing businesses and individuals in complex and multi-party litigation. He regularly handles commercial matters and catastrophic injury cases. Dave’s clients include parties in federal and state courts throughout Virginia and across the country.

  • Workout time
  • Day at a time…my philosophy
  • Phenomenal children
  • Had you chosen a career other than law, what do you think you might be doing today?

    I would have gone into the insurance business with my father or would have gone into coaching.

  • What is the most important step in your morning routine that you never skip?

    I have four kids, and their elementary school is only a few blocks from our house. I really enjoy walking them to school each morning.

  • What’s on your bucket list?

    I love the water, so learning to scuba dive is something I would love.

Education

  • Roanoke College, B.A. 1992
  • University of Akron, J.D. 1996

Experience

  • Lead Defense Counsel for Fortune 500 Company in $20,000,000+ contract dispute (Rule 50 Motion granted at conclusion of plaintiff’s case)
  • $2,000,000+ settlement in traumatic brain injury action
  • $1,500,000 jury verdict for corporation in suit against former executive and competitor for illegal business practices and theft of trade secrets
  • $1,200,000 jury verdict for plaintiff who suffered spinal fracture in tractor-trailer collision
  • $1,000,000+ jury verdict for natural gas supplier in construction case against general contractor
  • Represent plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in ASR Hip Implant product liability litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant product liability litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant product liability litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Modular Hip Implant litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. product liability litigation
  • Fen-Phen class action settlement
  • Successfully defended director/officer of large coal corporation in multi-million dollar adversarial proceeding following Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing
  • Represented senior secured lender in complex workout of multi-million dollar loan default
  • Represent major supplier of products and services to the rail industry in North America
  • Represent plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice actions
  • Defended manufacturer of transmission in traumatic amputation products liability action obtaining favorable settlement

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association

Awards

  • “Largest Verdicts in Virginia”, as recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2003, 2006)

Published Work

  •  “The Business Invitor’s Duty of Care to Protect Its Invitees from the Criminal Acts of Third Parties”, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Winter 2001-2002, Published Quarterly by the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.