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About Gibbons P.C.

One of New Jersey's largest firms, Gibbons is a standout in mid-Atlantic, middle-market dealings. The firm has handled high-profile corporate transactions in both the public and private sectors as well as major litigations throughout the country.

A Strong Constitution

In 1926, World War I veteran and Harvard Law graduate Andrew Crummy founded a law firm in Newark, NJ, and spent the firm's first decade concentrating on tax law and corporate governance and reorganization cases. Over the decades, the firm has expanded its locations and experience to become the firm now known as Gibbons. Beyond Newark, Gibbons has opened offices in New York; Philadelphia; Trenton; Red Bank (NJ); Wilmington; Washington, DC; and West Palm Beach.

Litigation & Beyond

The firm is best known for its litigation department, which previously included the man whose name carries the brand: John Gibbons. The department tackles litigation disputes in commercial, environmental, health care law, and white collar crime, among others. Gibbons was also the co-founder of the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, which undertakes public interest and constitutional law projects. The firm itself takes constitutional law seriously in its own work—it has partnered with the ACLU and several other advocacy groups investigating rights abuses of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and other overseas prisons.

Beyond litigation, the firm's main areas of practice include commercial and criminal litigation, corporate law, employment and labor law, environmental, financial restructuring and creditors' rights, government and regulatory affairs, intellectual property, products liability, and real property.

Add it to the Trophy Case

Gibbons’ hard work has certainly paid off, with the firm and its attorneys racking up accolades from such notables as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, New York Metro Super Lawyers, New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars. But the awards don’t stop there because when it comes to quality of life, Gibbons knows where it’s at. Gibbons P.C. has been certified as a great workplace by the Great Place to Work® consulting firm every year the firm has participated in the program. For more than a dozen years, the firm has been among NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The firm also was named among the top 20 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®. And do-gooders will be pleased with the firm’s top 50 ranking in The American Lawyer’s 2019 pro bono survey.

Gibbons P.C.

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 596-4500

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Patrick C. Dunican Jr.
Recruiting Chairs: Debra A. Clifford, Kate E. Janukowicz, & Damian V. Santomauro
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
150 - 250

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $150,000

Employment Contact

Debra A. Clifford
Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Associate Recruitment
(973) 596-4843
Kate E. Janukowicz
Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Associate Recruitment
(973) 596-4913
Damian V. Santomauro
Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Associate Recruitment
(973) 596-4586

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
Newark, NJ (HQ)
Philadelphia, PA
Red Bank, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Commercial & Criminal Litigation
Employment & Labor Law
Financial Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
Gibbons Fellowship
Government & Regulatory Affairs
Intellectual Property
Products Liability
Real Property
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.