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E. Lynn Gibbons

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Phone: 727-633-0000Toll Free: 1-800-581-6811
Fax: 727-633-0300
5500 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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Attorney and Managing Partner
E. Lynn Gibbons

E. Lynn Gibbons became an attorney after prevailing as the prosecuting attorney in the "Goldilocks" trial in Mr. Tom Haight's Business Law class at Seminole High School in 1989. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of South Florida in just three years in May of 1992. She attended law school at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL and received her Juris Doctor degree in December of 1994 - becoming the first member of her family - male or female - to become an attorney in a family line that dates back to the Mayflower. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in May 1995 and proudly carried her one-year-old daughter, Katelynn, to the swearing-in ceremony. It was one of the greatest moments of her life when she watched Katie graduate from her alma mater, Stetson, 23 years to the day after she did - at the age of 23 - in 2019. Just four years later, Lynn and Katie were tremendously honored to confer the youngest Gibbons Lady Lawyer, Delanie Gibbons, her J.D. at Stetson’s 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony. When she set her course to become a lawyer back in 1989, Lynn would never have imagined that her passion for the law would lead her to ignite a legacy of Gibbons Lady Lawyers. In founding Gibbons and Gibbons after the retirement of her former partner, Ms. Gibbons was thrilled to offer her oldest daughter, Katelynn, a partnership in the firm.

Ms. Gibbons has limited her practice of law to the representation of injured workers, social security disability claimants, and those injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of others. She has NEVER represented an insurance company.

She is a member of the Florida Bar, admitted in the Middle District of Florida. She is also honored to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the St. Petersburg Bar Association Workers Compensation Section, and the Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. She has been Board Certified as a workers compensation specialist since 2002. Less than 1% of lawyers in the State of Florida hold this Board Certification as the criteria for certification is very stringent, and the test is highly challenging. Her board certification was renewed in 2008, 2012, and again in 2018. She has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator since 2002. Ms. Gibbons has not lost a workers compensation trial since 2008. Her very first jury trial in a personal injury case resulted in a 2.4 million dollar verdict for her client. She has settled multiple cases for over $1,000,000.00 - most recently a trucking accident that settled for $4,000,000.00.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and relocated with her family to live the Florida dream while in high school in 1984. She has been married to her husband, St. Petersburg native Shannon, for 30 years and has four adult children - Katie, Reilly, and twins Delanie and Dillan. Her hobbies include fishing, boating, snorkeling, cooking, and watching college football. Her daughter, Katie, has followed in her footsteps - earning her B.A. from U.S.F. in just two years, followed by her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She has worked for the firm since she was 12 years old and has gone from filing and stuffing envelopes to being a full charge workers compensation paralegal for a year before law school to being a zealous attorney and advocate for her clients.  Lynn's oldest son, Reilly, played football for Stanford and then for South Florida. He graduated from U.S.F. in three years after retiring from football and attended law school at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame in 2020 and began practicing in civil litigation for Trenam Law. In 2022, he decided to join the family business, coming to work for Lynn at Gibbons & Gibbons. He enjoys helping the firm's personal injury and worker's compensation clients get the benefits and settlements they deserve. 

Lynn's youngest daughter, Delanie, earned her A.A. from St. Petersburg College at the same time as she earned her high school diploma as she went to early college. She graduated from the University of South Florida- St. Pete Campus with her B.A. in 2019 and earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law with a certificate in Elder Law in May of 2023. She is currently enrolled at the University of Miami College of Law in their L.L.M. in estate planning. Lynn's youngest son, Dillan, earned his B.S. in Management and Consulting from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame while playing football for the Fighting Irish. He transferred to Florida State University in 2021 to earn his MBA and play his last two years of college football. He was the starting left guard for the Seminoles in 2021 and 2022 and helped build a new winning culture at Florida State. In 2021, he started his own non-profit, Big Man Big Heart, Inc., to use his name, image, and likeness for good and encourage other college football players to do the same. He has helped raise over $500,000.00 to date for young people with special needs or suffering from cancer, needy youth and families, and even adults with ties to the football family who are struggling through debilitating injuries. The entire Gibbons family has helped him in this endeavor. Dillan was awarded the Wuerffel Trophy for his charitable works with his non-profit - Big Man Big Heart - while he was a student-athlete at Florida State and now works as an analyst at a private equity firm in Tampa.

Areas of Practice:

Bar of Admissions:

  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida | Juris Doctor - December 1994
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida | B.A. - May 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • The St. Petersburg Bar Association, Workers Compensation, and Social Security sections
  • The Workers Compensation section of the Florida Bar
  • Workers' Compensation Specialist, Florida Bar, 2002
  • Circuit Civil Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida, 2002

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