Dan Gibson


(984) 345-3078
(984) 345-3078

Dan Gibson practices appeals, North Carolina Constitutional law, and civil litigation throughout North Carolina.  Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as AV, and he has been recognized as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and Business North Carolina lists him among their Legal Elite for Appellate Practice.

      Dan was lead counsel in Mitchell v. Boswell, which established that mediated settlement agreements must be signed by the parties; Routten v. Routten, which established judges’ authority over parent’s visitation rights; and Janu v. Mega Hospitality, which held judges cannot rule on motions not properly noticed for hearing. He was co-counsel in Fearrington v. Greenville, which found Greenville’s red-light camera system violated Article IX of the North Carolina Constitution. Gibson has filed amicus briefs on behalf of the John Locke Foundation in Singleton v. N.C. Department of Health & Human Services, Pinnacle Classical Academy in State of North Carolina v. Kinston Charter Academy, and Professor John Orth in NAACP v. Moore.

      Dan has written articles for the North Carolina State Bar’s Journal, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and the North Carolina Bar Association on appellate practice and civil procedure.  He is the co-author of Cemetery Law:  the Common Law of Burying Grounds.   He has taught CLEs for the Wake County Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association, including Appellate Practice for Trial Work.

      In addition to private practice, Mr. Gibson is an adjunct professor teaching Legal Writing for Judicial Chambers at Wake Forest University School of Law.  He also serves as the chair of the Constitutions and Canons Committee for the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope.  Dan lives in Durham with his wife and daughters.