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Doug Gibson

Doug GibsonDoug Gibson has been a leader in the Ware County legal community for over 36 years.  Today, he represents clients who have been injured in serious accidents, as well as families that have lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or business.

Doug has previously served the local legal community in a number of capacities, including Solicitor General, Public Defender, and President of the Waycross Bar Association.  He currently presides over the Municipal Court of the City of Waycross and serves as the Ware County State Court Judge, an elected position he has held since 1997.  (Doug’s service on the bench allows him to maintain a private law practice focused on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.)

Over the years, Doug has taken significant steps toward enhancing his ability to represent clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.  He earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), received his EMT Certification in 2008, and completed the Paramedic Diploma in 2010.  He is also Captain of the newly organized Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and participated in the creation of the Department after the devastation caused by the Sweat Farm Road fire.

Doug married Delores Taylor of Charlton County in 1978 and raised their family in Ware County. They are members of the First United Methodist Church, where they have served in various capacities over the years. Their son, Taylor, is a commercial pilot and registered nurse.  Their daughter, Addie, practices law alongside her father at Gibson & Associates, P.C.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 10.0, Avvo
  • Community Service Award, Ware County Board of Commissioners
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Ware County EMS/Fire Explorer
  • Outstanding Mock Trial Attorney-Coach, State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Coastal Region

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
  • Mercer University, B.A.
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, South Georgia State College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Graduate, Leadership Waycross
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Okefenokee Technical College
  • Paramedic Diploma, Okefenokee Technical College
  • Certification, Georgia Volunteer Firefighter
  • Licensed Pilot with Multi-engine and Instrument Rating
  • Scuba Instructor, Professional Association of Dive Instructors

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • Waycross Bar Association
    • President, 1985
    • Past President, 1986
    • Secretary, 1984
    • Treasurer, 1983
  • Waycross Exchange Club, (1996-2001)
  • Ware Magnet Mock Trial Team, Coach, (1994-2007)
  • Waresboro PTA, President, (1990-91)
  • Ware County Airport Advisory Committee, (1993-96)

Community Service

  • Open Hearts Open Minds, Sunday School Teacher at FUMC of Waycross
  • Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Captain
  • YMCA, Board Member
  • James M. Dye Foundation Board of Trustee South Georgia State College