Gibson, Diane L.

Diane L. Gibson


Diane L. Gibson, head of our San Francisco commercial litigation department, is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation, evidentiary hearings and appeals. She has extensive experience in state and federal courts.

Diane has special expertise in real estate and construction litigation, having handled disputes over the purchase and sale of property, leases, real estate limited partnerships, construction cases, and environmental and land use issues. Her practice also includes defense of class actions including labor and employment and consumer cases. She also has represented clients in a variety of other commercial disputes such as contract and business tort litigation, banking, intellectual property, partnership dissolution, securities cases and professional liability. She has substantial experience with alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation.

Diane also has handled appeals in a number of commercial and class action matters, in both state and federal court. She has argued numerous cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Courts of Appeal.

She is a frequent speaker on litigation topics. Diane has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Thomson Reuters's list of Northern California Super Lawyers in numerous years.



  • University of California, Hastings, J.D., cum laude, staff member, Hastings Law Journal, 1984
  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., with highest honors, 1981


  • California, 1984


  • Supreme Ct. of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California