Frank H. Gibbes, III

Frank Gibbes is a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience who has tried over 200 cases in South Carolina’s state and federal courts. Frank has served as local counsel in many commercial and complex litigation matters, including litigation involving patent infringement, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and construction claims. Frank served on the South Carolina Supreme Court Committee that was involved in drafting the Rules of Civil Procedure when the Rules were initially adopted in 1983 and until the Committee terminated its work in 2008. Given Frank’s trial experience and detailed knowledge about the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, he can provide solid advice as local counsel about South Carolina’s court systems and procedures.

United States Army (Infantry) 1966-1968

Areas of Practice

  • Construction and Design Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude - 1971
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Order of the Wig and Robe
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1970 - 1971
  • Davidson College
    • A.B. - 1966
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, 1991 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest AV Rating
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Member, President (1999)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association, Member, President, 1988 - 1989
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Member, Circuit Court Rules Committee, 1983 - 2008
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Member, 1988 - 2013
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Member
  • United Way of Greenville County, Palmetto Society Board Member
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association

If you need local counsel in South Carolina, call us at 864-327-5000.
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Gibbes Burton, LLC, 308 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302



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