MaryBeth V. Gibson was born in New York and grew up in Atlanta. She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, with a B.S. in Biochemistry, and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was an active member of the Environmental Law Association. Upon graduation from law school, MaryBeth practiced law at one of the largest law firms in the southeast handling insurance coverage disputes and property and casualty matters on behalf of employers and insurers. She left that practice to pursue a career at The Finley Firm, P.C., representing clients in complex civil litigation.
Combining her analytical background with her passion for the law, MaryBeth brings a unique perspective to litigated matters. MaryBeth specializes in complex civil litigation, including business litigation and data breach litigation. MaryBeth was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee representing Financial Institutions In Re: The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL 2583, by United States District Judge Thomas W. Thrash of the Northern District of Georgia and also served as co-chair of the Third-Party Discovery Committee. MaryBeth handles consumer fraud cases, corporate fraud cases, and mass torts (representing multiple clients In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation – MDL 1657 and In Re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, participating in Discovery Committees In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197, and In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2244), and catastrophic injury claims. Her practice involves an emphasis in Class Action Litigation [multi-million dollar judgment in Village Auto v. Rush, 286 Ga. App. 688(2007)] and Multi-District Litigation (Vioxx, Ethicon, Toyota, DePuy and Home Depot).
MaryBeth is also retained to act as Special-Counsel to law firms throughout the United States assisting in complex civil litigation. She has litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration experience. She was selected as Georgia Trend’s 2009 Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers.