J. Whitfield Gibson

Position: Shareholder

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Fax: (919) 325-4605

Email: gibson@manningfulton.com

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27612

J. Whitfield Gibson

J. Whitfield Gibson is a member of Manning Fulton’s litigation practice. He represents businesses and individuals in civil matters involving contract disputes, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, insurance-related litigation, medical malpractice actions, and appellate cases. Gibson also provides support to other members of the firm.

Gibson received his J.D. cum laude from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of the Campbell Law Review as well as President of the Student Bar Association. Whitfield received his undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he attended as a Morehead Scholar.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.) Morehead Scholar

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina

Specific Matters

  • Successfully defended a cardio-thoracic surgeon in a 2 week jury trial in Scotland County, North Carolina against claims of medical negligence arising out of the repair of an aortic abdominal aneurysm. Plaintiff’s claimed that they were damaged in excess of $3 Million as a result of the surgeon’s failure to get informed consent on the operative choices, as well as negligently performing the aneurysm surgery. The jury found no negligence.
  • Obtained a dismissal at trial for a surgeon accused of negligently following-up on alleged child abuse.  Plaintiff’s accused the hospital and multiple doctors of missing clear signs of abuse which resulted in a $26 Million verdict for the Plaintiffs. However, we were able to obtain a dismissal from the Court prior to verdict.
  • Obtained a dismissal prior to trial for a closing attorney accused of negligently paying off the wrong deed of trust during closing. We were able to successfully show that our client did not breach the standard of care in properly contacting and satisfying the attached Deed of Trust on the Property.

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America
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