C. C. “Cliff” Gibson, III

C. C. Gibson IIIMartindale Hubble



Founder of this firm in 1981, Mr. Gibson is licensed to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Arkansas, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St.. Louis, and the United States Supreme Court, and has been admitted pro hac vice before the Courts of other States. He has been appointed by the Governor of Arkansas on four occasions to serve as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. For seven years, he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Arkansas’ 10th Judicial District. In addition to his private practice, he presently serves as County Attorney for Drew County, Arkansas, and has served on the Board of Directors of Commercial Bank & Trust Company for over 20 years. Mr. Gibson has conducted seminars for the Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and has twice won the “Best Attorney” category of a Readers’ Poll conducted by a Southeast Arkansas newspaper. In March, 2013, he was appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to a 10-year term on the Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas.

He also has been active in the Arkansas Bar Association through service in the House of Delegates, and has been active in community affairs by serving over 10 years on the governing board of Legal Services of Arkansas, and as a director and president of both the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Economic Development Commission, and has donated his legal services to establish the Drew County Community Council, the Drew County War On Drugs Core Group, the Drew County Veteran’s Association, and the Drew County Peace Officers Association, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the City of Monticello. A 32nddegree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason, he has twice served as Master of Eureka Lodge No. 40 in Monticello and is the recipient of the Pillars of Solomon Award from the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Arkansas. He and his wife Lisa are members of the First United Methodist Church in Monticello, and their children are Joy O’Neil Sills (married to Dr. Adam Sills and mother to our grandsons Jackson Henry Sills and Bennett Mark Sills and our granddaughter, Dinah Joy Sills) and C.C. “Chad” Gibson, IV.

Law School:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 1981, where he served on the Editorial Board of the UALR Law Journal


University of Arkansas at Monticello, 1972 – 1974

Mississippi State University, B.S., 1977


American Association for Justice; Arkansas Bar Association; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; Southeast Arkansas Legal Institute

Peer Review:

Mr. Gibson’s peers have rated him at the highest level of professional excellence and he has received the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


Survey of Arkansas Law, 4 UALR Law Journal at 199 et seq. and 233 et seq., and Note, 3 UALR Law Journal at 495 et seq.

Hedonic Damages in Arkansas: Using Loss of Life Damages to Increase Settlement Value in Wrongful Death Cases, ATLA Docket (Spring 2003)


Greenville, Mississippi, September 14, 1954