J. Whitfield Gibson is a partner with Manning Fulton’s litigation practice. Whitfield began his practice with Manning Fulton in 2010 and quickly gained valuable courtroom experience in various professional negligence defense trials. From there, Whitfield’s practice grew substantially and he now represents businesses and individuals in civil matters involving all types of litigation, whether it be contract disputes, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, insurance-related litigation, professional negligence defense, or appellate cases. For his work in the courtroom, Whitfield has been recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite as one of its Young Guns in 2017.
Whitfield has appeared and argued several cases in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, as well as numerous Superior and District Courthouses throughout North Carolina. While comfortable in a courtroom, and ready to take the case as far as necessary to serve his clients, Whitfield understands that not all litigation will result in a jury trial, and that sometimes it is not the best business decision for a case to go all the way to trial. To that end, Whitfield works diligently for his clients, listening to their needs, but also advising them on the best way to advance their case, whether that involves litigation or negotiation on their behalf with the other side.
Whitfield 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 degrees in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he attended as a Morehead Scholar.