Charles M. Gibbs, Partner
Charles focuses his practice on criminal defense law, political and election law, and municipal law.
Charles Gibbs is a trial attorney with an outstanding reputation for tenaciously fighting for his clients' rights. A trusted counselor, he represents a wide range of clients including individuals, public officials, nonprofits, and institutions. Prior to joining The Green Firm as a Partner, Charles was an associate for Bowman & Partners.
Background and Education
Widely acknowledged as one of Philadelphia’s most talented young lawyers and described by the Philadelphia Tribune as “lawyer for the high-powered,” Charles possesses an intricate understanding of local politics and government. His career has also taken him into local judiciary and government positions. He has worked in a key capacity within a Philadelphia mayoral administration and served as a Judicial Tipstaff to a Municipal Court judge.
A graduate of Temple University, Charles earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, where he served as Vice President for the Moot Court Honor Society and President of the Black Law Students Association.
Charles’ dedication to his clients has earned him numerous awards and accolades. Most recently, he has been selected to Super Lawyers® and inducted into the West Catholic High School Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was named “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia and identified by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia as one of the city's most impactful young "Connectors & Keepers." In 2015, Charles was named by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its Top 40 under 40 "movers and shakers."
An active member of his community, Charles also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a charter high school. In 2015, Mayor Michael A. Nutter appointed him to the Philadelphia Police Community Oversight Board.