Eric H. Gibbs is a partner at Girard Gibbs representing plaintiffs in a broad range of cases, including employment, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, as well as consumer class actions. He has achieved significant recoveries on behalf of his clients, and has served as court-appointed lead counsel, class counsel and liaison counsel in numerous class and collective actions in state and federal courts, and in arbitration actions, throughout the United States.
Mr. Gibbs' experience prosecuting large-scale class and collective actions includes cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, unfair competition, false advertising, truth-in-lending, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour under both state and federal law.
Mr. Gibbs has been widely recognized for his professional excellence and achievements, and has been selected by numerous publications as a leading lawyer in the field of Class and Mass Actions. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 guide for Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions, and was honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer (2010-2012) (top 100 in Northern California). He earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing him in the highest class for professional ethics and legal skills. Mr. Gibbs frequently lectures on class action related issues and serves on the Board of Directors of Consumer Attorneys of California and on Public Justice's Class Action Preservation Project. He is a former co-chair of AAJ's Class Action Litigation Group and former editor of the Class Action Litigation Group's Quarterly Newsletter.
Acosta Merchandisers Win Conditional Cert. in OT Action, Law360, December 19, 2011
Deal in Interstate Warranty Suit Gets Initial Nod, Law 360, November 22, 2011
Ducati Riders Settle Fuel Tank Class Action, Law360, August 29, 2011
Employees Say Family Video Skimped on OT Pay, Law 360, March 16, 2011
Toyota Settles Class-Action Suit Over Prius HID Headlights, The National Law Journal, January 10, 2011
Samsung Hit with Class Action Over Faulty HDTVs, Law360, October 22, 2010
Honda Settles Class-Action Suit Over Brakes New York Times, April 6, 2010
Mercedes Bid to Decertify Tele Aid Class Denied, Law360, March 16, 2010
Girard Gibbs LLP, Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe, LLP and Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP Announce Proposed Class Action Settlement in Spansion WARN Act Lawsuit Market Watch, February 19, 2010
Toyota Prius Headlamp Troubles Could Dim Brand's Reputation Auto Week, July 1, 2009
Laid-off Spansion employees outraged over execs' pay increases San Jose Mercury News, February 26, 2009
Consumer Class Actions in the Wake of Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Company CAOC Forum, January/February 2009
GM settles lawsuits over engine coolant problems Reuters, March 27, 2008
Dex Cool Settlement: Interview with Eric Gibbs Lawyers and Settlements, March 27, 2008
GM settling suits over engine coolant Associated Press (via Forbes), March 26, 2008