Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience. Read on to learn how we can put that experience to work for you.

Douglas L. (Doug) Gibson

Douglas L. Gibson

Douglas L. Gibson (“Doug”) attended Mercer University and received his B.A. (cum laude) in 1977. He attended the University of Georgia Law School and received his juris doctorate in 1980. He was admitted to the Bar thereafter and began his legal career in Waycross. He and his wife, the former Delores Taylor of Charlton County, married in 1978 and raised their family in Ware County. They are members of First United Methodist Church where they have served in various capacities over the years. Their son, Taylor, is a commercial pilot and a Paramedic. Their daughter, Addie, completed her law degree at Mercer University in 2012 and is practicing at the firm.

Doug is an active member of the community and has served in the following capacities: Leadership Waycross (1982), former member of the Library Board, Ware County Airport Advisory Committee, President of Waresboro PTA ( 1990-1991), Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop #350 and Attorney coach for Ware Magnet Mock Trial Team (1995-2005), member of the Board of the Childers YMCA. During his ten years of coaching the mock trial team they won the Georgia State Championship in 1997 and Judge Gibson was awarded the Outstanding Attorney Coach for the Coastal Georgia Region by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

In an effort to enhance his understanding of medical records he regularly reviews in the personal injury cases of his private practice, Doug decided to take some medical classes at Okefenokee Technical College. This sparked an interest in the EMT program offered at OTC, and he received his EMT Certification in 2008 and then completed the Paramedic Diploma in 2010. He currently works one shift per week for Ware County EMS and loves it!

Doug is a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He is also a certified scuba diver and a PADI (MSDT) instructor (Professional Association of Dive Instructors). His most recent educational endeavor was to pass the State Certification for Volunteer firefighters. He is also Captain of the newly organized Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He spearheaded the efforts to train the personnel and establish the Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department after the devastation caused by the Sweat Farm Road fire.

In addition to his private practice, he previously served as the Solicitor General (Prosecutor) for the Ware County State Court from 1985-1996. From 1980-1982 he worked as the public defender for Ware County. Since 1997, he has served as judge of Ware County State Court. In addition to Ware County State Court, Doug also presides over the Municipal Court of the City of Waycross. He has served in all areas of the court –defense, prosecution and judge. The position of Judge of Ware State Court is a part-time position that allows him to maintain a private practice specializing in serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

PRACTICE AREAS
Personal Injury; Car wrecks, Tractor trailer wrecks, Wrongful Death; Wrecks involving trains; Property damage caused by fire, Premises Liability; Slip and Fall; Civil Fraud; Civil RICO; Contract Litigation; and the challenging and unusual lawsuits.

ADMITTED
1980 – State of Georgia

EDUCATION
University of Georgia, J.D. (1980), Mercer University, B.A. (1977).

Kenneth A. (Ken) Taft

Kenneth TaftKenneth A. Taft (“Ken”) is an associate attorney with Gibson and Associates, P.C. As an undergraduate, he studied economics and political science at Mercer University. Following his graduation in 2002, he worked as a probation officer for two years before beginning law school. He completed his law degree at Mercer University. Since graduating law school in 2007, he has been in private practice representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others. In 2010, he was appointed judge pro tempore of the Municipal Court of Waycross and continues to serve in that capacity. Ken is admitted to practice in both the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.

Ken is a graduate of Leadership Waycross (Class of 2008). Since completing the program, he has served on the Steering Committee. Since 2010, he has served as co-chair of the Steering Committee and presently serves as President of the Leadership Waycross Alumni Association. Ken is a past member and former chair of the Waycross-Ware County Planning Commission. For many years, Ken served as an attorney coach for the Ware County Magnet School Mock Trial Team. He is also an active member of Waycross MainStreet, Inc.

PRACTICE AREAS
Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Truck Accidents; Railroad Accidents and Injuries; Premises Liability; Slip and Fall; Civil Fraud; Civil RICO; Contract Litigation; Trial Practice

ADMITTED
2007 – State of Georgia

EDUCATION
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D. (2007), Mercer University, B.A. (2002).

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Waycross Mainstreet, Inc., (2008-present); Leadership Waycross Class of 2008; Leadership Waycross Steering Committee (2009-present); President, Leadership Waycross Alumni (2012-present); Ware County Magnet School Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach (2007-2010)

Adrienne J. (Addie) Gibson

Addie GibsonAdrienne J. (“Addie”) Gibson is an associate attorney with Gibson and Associates, P.C. Addie graduated from Mercer University in 2009 with a B.A.  In 2012, she completed her law degree at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. She was admitted to the Bar thereafter and began her legal career. Since graduation from law school Addie has worked in private practice representing individuals injured by the negligence of others. She began her practicing in a Macon, Georgia firm while her husband completed law school and joined Gibson & Associates, P.C. in 2013.

In 2010, Addie and Craig Head of Waresboro were married. They are active members of First United Methodist Church of Waycross.

Addie is currently serving as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Waycross Bar Association. She volunteers with First United Methodist’s LAMBS program. LAMBS provides food each week to local children chosen by school officials. Each Friday, the children are each provided a bag of food to take home. Addie is also serving as co-chair of First United Methodist’s Membership team.

PRACTICE AREAS
Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Truck Accidents; Railroad Accidents and Injuries; Premises Liability; Slip and Fall; Civil Fraud; Civil RICO; Contract Litigation; Trial Practice

ADMITTED
2012 – State of Georgia

EDUCATION
Mercer University School of Law (2012), Mercer University, B.A. (2009).