Heather E. Gibson
If there’s one thing Heather Gibson knows, it’s winning. After serving as president of the Intellectual Property Association at University of Santa Clara School of Law and competing on the women’s cross-country and track and field teams at UC Davis, she began competing on the world stage as an Olympic-level athlete. When she returned home, Heather took her competitive spirit and drive to win and joined Sanger & Swyson, a firm focused on celebrity criminal defense and civil rights litigation. A few years later, Heather brought her wealth of experience to representing ambulatory surgery centers before forming her own practice in 2012, the Law Offices of Heather E. Gibson, P.C.,
Working with a group of formidable lawyers who shared her passion for winning and commitment to helping people, the firm focused on health care law, contracts, and property issues, with 80% of their caseload comprised of litigation. Her firm had a particular focus on representing physicians and ambulatory surgical centers against health insurance companies.
Heather is fierce litigator and a fearless advocate, undaunted by her opponents, which has not only led her to take on cases against some of the nation’s largest health care insurers and garnered her the Avvo Client’s Choice Award, but driven her successes against some of the largest corporate behemoths. In a pro bono case involving elder abuse in 2021, Heather filed suit in the Northern District of California against JPMorgan Chase, obtaining closure and a confidential settlement for the client. In the fall of 2018, after a two-week jury trial, she won a verdict dealing with complex property issues, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion against a prominent businessman who had run for political office in Santa Clara County. Currently, the firm is working on a case against the city and county of San Francisco on behalf of numerous firefighters.
Whether a sole practitioner, a health care group, or an individual who has been wronged, Heather and her team believe in fighting for all civil rights, regardless of background. “I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people in desperate situations who might not otherwise have a way out,” she says.
Heather E. Gibson
Attorney — Law Offices of Heather E. Gibson, P.C
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