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    Paul D. Gibbs School Board Attorney

    About the School Board Attorney

    Mr. Gibbs has been a litigator since 2006 when he started practicing all aspects of Labor and Employment law in Miami, Florida.  During his time in Miami, he served as outside counsel to the Broward County School Board, and the Broward Sheriff's Office.  He also represented numerous private businesses including international corporations.  He has appeared in State and Federal Court as well as before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  In 2015, he moved to Seminole County, Florida where he worked as an Assistant County Attorney, handling Labor and Employment litigation, as well as advising HR on all manner of personal matters, including advising County management and Public Safety on contract negotiations.  He also handled the Code Enforcement and Purchasing and Contracts divisions, as well as conducted the Ethics training for new employees during orientation in his time with Seminole County.


    Mr. Gibbs earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas, Robert A. Leflar School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2006.  He has licenses to practice by the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


    Before obtaining his law degree, Mr. Gibbs received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arkansas State University in 2003, graduating Cum Laude.  Mr. Gibbs now resides in Ocala with his wife and three daughters. 

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  • Paul D. Gibbs, School Board Attorney


    Terri Brown, Paralegal


    Kaysheila Welch, Confidential Secretary


    Voice: 352-867-2175

    Fax: 352-867-2180