Donell L. Gibson, Jr.
Candidate for the Bar

Offices:

Buffalo Office — 716.853.5100 x327
dgibson@lippes.com
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Bio:

Mr. Gibson will focus his practice in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney (admission pending), Mr. Gibson participated in the firm’s 2017 Summer Associate program. While in law school, Mr. Gibson worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William M. Skretny in U.S. District Court, and as a student-attorney who represented patients of Roswell Park Cancer Institute through UB Law’s Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic. He also served as an assistant high school mock trial coach through UB Law’s Future Advocates In Training program and Managing Editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal. Additionally, Mr. Gibson held several leadership positions during law school, including his tenures as President of UB Law’s chapter of the National Black Law Students Association and Treasurer of the organization’s Northeast Region.    

Education

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 2018
Daemen College, B.S., 2013
SUNY Erie Community College, A.A., 2012

Honors & Awards

  • UB Law Alumni Association GOLD Group Award, 2018
  • Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York, Inc. Award, 2018
  • David Kochery Award, 2018
  • John L. Hargrave Scholarship Award, 2017
  • Monique E. Emdin Award, 2017
  • Changemakers 30 Under 30 Award, 2017
  • Christopher A. & Diane L. Wightman Scholar, 2015
 
Professional Associations

  • UB Law Alumni GOLD Group, Board of Directors
  • King Center Charter School, Board of Directors
  • Say Yes Buffalo, Mentor
  • Boys 2 Men Mentoring - Elim Community Corporation, Mentor

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