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Michael G. Gibson

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Michael Gibson has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1979. He joined Rod Dean in 1989 and together they formed Dean & Gibson, PLLC in 1991.

Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance defense, coverage, bad faith, first party fire loss, property claims, personal injury, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, products liability, professional malpractice and municipal defense.  He has tried over 200 jury trials in North Carolina courts. He has also prosecuted and defended cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As an approved instructor by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Mr. Gibson has led seminars for insurance companies on various insurance related topics. He has also taught evidence at the college level and conducted lectures on several litigation topics at various North Carolina colleges.

He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.     

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Auto & Trucking claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Fire Loss & Property Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1976

Representative Clients

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Zurich Insurance Company
  • Berkley Insurance Company
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Geico Insurance Company
  • Nationwide Insurance Company
  • Allstate Insurance Company


  • Bad Faith claims, Insurance coverage, General claims handling, Trying auto negligence, Continuing Education to Insurance Companies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Defense Research Institute
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance, Approved Instructor


  • Phi Delta Phi


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Cameron Brown Building 301 South McDowell Street, Suite 604 Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-372-2700