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A. McCampbell Gibson

Attorney

Email: macgibson@thefinleyfirm.com

Office: 404.320.9979 ext. 211

Toll-Free: 866.538.7033

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Atlanta Office: 

Piedmont Center, 3535 Piedmont Road, Building 14, Suite 230, Atlanta, GA 30305

Attorney Mac Gibson has tried over a dozen cases to judgment and has over twenty published decisions. He has obtained multi-million dollar judgments, multi-million dollar settlements, defense verdicts and summary dispositions favorable to his clients.

Mac Gibson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where he was an editor for the Georgia Law Review. Mac served as a captain in the United States Army Reserves and was an adjunct scholar to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Mac's practice includes all types of commercial litigation, including, real estate disputes, business torts, contract disputes, antitrust, indoor air quality and construction defects, and product liability. He represents and counsels retailers, developers, REITs, hotel and apartment owners and operators, retailers, property management companies, financial institutions, distributors, petroleum and mining companies, restaurants, and convenience stores, among others, in contract disputes, lease enforcement, easement, restrictive covenant, trespass and nuisance claims, mining rights, brokerage disputes, zoning, premises liability, real estate commission, and eminent domain matters.

Mac has been rated as a Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney by SuperLawyers for 16 years (2006-2007, 2009-2022), and was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2015 and 2016.

Prior Professional Experience

Alston & Bird, LLP (Partner, 1990-2012)

Publications & Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “A Brief Overview of Surface Use and Mineral Rights,” Land Laws (2017)

  • “Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes,” National Business Institute (Nov. 2013)

  • “Commercial Lease Assignment and Subletting Clauses,” National Business Institute (April 2012)
“Commercial Lease Remedies,” National Business Institute (Sept. 2011)

  • “Eviction Proceedings in Detail,” in Guide to Commercial Evictions, National Business Institute (June 2009)

  • 
“Handling Right of Way Problems,” in Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts, National Business Institute (April 2008)

  • “Resolving Boundary Disputes Inside and Outside Georgia’s Courts” in Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts, National Business Institute (April 2008)

  • “Common Road Access Problems and Solutions” in Road and Access Law: Researching and Resolving Common Disputes, National Business Institute (July 2007)

  • Gibson and Pearson, “Enough is Enough! – the Scope of the ‘Perpetual’ Right to Cure,” Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy (Dec. 2004)

  • 
Gibson and Stroud, “Do I Have Manganism or Parkinson’s Disease?: Causation Difficulties in Association of Parkinsonism and Manganese Exposure,” Mealey’s Welding Rod Litigation Reporter (Dec. 2004)

  • 
Gibson and McLaren, “Preparing for War—Defending Managed Care from Class Action Lawsuits,” BNA’s Health Law Reporter, pp. 406-407 (March 16, 2000)

Representative Cases

  • InComm Fin. Services, Inc. v. Global Payments, Inc., 825 S.E.2d 839 (Ga. Ct. App. 2019)

  • Feldman v. American Dawn, Inc., 849 F.3d 1333 (11th Cir. 2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 322 (2017)

  • American Management Services East, LLC v. Fort Benning Family Communities, LLC, 333 Ga. App. 664, 774 S.E.2d 233 (2015)

  • Bolinger v. First Multiple Listing Service, Inc., 838 F.Supp.2d 1340 (N.D. Ga. 2012)

  • Rainbow USA, Inc. v. Cumberland Mall, LLC, 688 S.E.2d 631 (2009)

  • Rabun County v. Mountain Creek Estates, LLC, 280 Ga. 855, 632 S.E.2d 140 (2006)

  • State Farm Life Ins. Co. v. Carlyle, 2006 WL 2619653 (N.D. Ga. 2006)

  • Killearn Partners, Inc. v. Southeast Properties, Inc., 266 Ga. App. 508, 597 S.E.2d 578 (2004), reconsideration denied 611 S.E.2d 26 (2005)

  • jOjA Partners, LLC v. Abrams Properties, 262 Ga. App. 209, 585 S.E.2d 168 (2003)

  • Kull v. Six Flags Over Georgia, LLP, 254 Ga. App. 897, 564 S.E.2d 747 (2002), rev’d 276 Ga. 210, 576 S.E.2d 880 (2003)

  • Britt Paulk Ins. Agency, Inc. v. Northbrook Prop. & Cas. Ins., 952 F.Supp. 1575 (1996)

  • Equitable Life Assur. Soc. of U.S. v. Studenic, 77 F.3d 412 (1996)

  • Turpeau v. Fidelity Fin. Services, Inc., 936 F. Supp. 975 (N.D. Ga. 1996)

  • Rucker v. Wynn, 212 Ga. App. 69, 441 S.E.2d 417 (1994)

  • Gaydos v. Grupe Real Estate Investors, 211 Ga. App. 811, 440 S.E.2d 545 (1994)

  • Moore v. American Suzuki Motor Corp., 211 Ga. App. 337, 439 S.E.2d 43 (1993)

  • Watson v. Wachovia Nat. Bank of Georgia, 207 Ga. App. 780, 429 S.E.2d 111 (1993)

  • White & Assoc., Inc. v. Decker & Hallman, 203 Ga. App. 14, 416 S.E.2d 352 (1992)

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude

Athens, Georgia

B.A., English, Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude

Lexington, Virginia

Admitted to Practice

Georgia (all trial and appellate courts)

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

 

Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Involvement

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Member, Atlanta Bar Association

Community Involvement

Tapestry Youth Ministries, Inc. (1999-2004)

  • Director

  • Founding Board Member

  • Secretary

Board Member, Shakespeare Tavern (2003–2006)

Sunday School Teacher, Holy Spirit Catholic Church (2002–2011)

Coach, Tophat Soccer (1999-2007, 2010-2011)

Annual Fund, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

  • Chair (2007-2008)

  • Grade Rep (2003–2006)

Annual Fund, Alumni Class Agent, The Westminster Schools (1986, 1987, 1993, 1998)

Volunteer, Hands On Atlanta

Volunteer, Special Olympics

Volunteer, Camp Kudzu (assisting children with Type I Diabetes)

Board Member, University of Georgia

  • Young Lawyers Alumni Committee (2000-2001)

Pro Bono Representation, Georgia

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (1992-1997)

Pro Bono Representation, Truancy Intervention Project