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South Carolina
Judicial Branch
Judge Brian M. Gibbons

Brian McDowell Gibbons resides in Chester, SC and was born in 1966 in Orangeburg, SC. He is the youngest son of the late Mac and Beverly Gibbons of Orangeburg.

Brian is a 1985 graduate of Wade Hampton Academy (Orangeburg Prep) and graduated with Honors from The Citadel in 1989. While at The Citadel Brian played Rugby, and was a member of the Inn of Court, Round Table, and the South Carolina Student Legislature. Brian is a devoted alumnus of The Citadel, serving as Secretary/Treasurer and founding President of the Chester/Fairfield Citadel Club for the past 20+ years.

Brian received his law degree from the USC School of Law in 1992. After graduation from law school, Brian started his legal career with two fellow Citadel Bulldogs, Milton Hamilton and Greg Delleney. Brian practiced law with Hamilton, Delleney & Gibbons for almost 13 years, enjoying a general practice of law with an emphasis on civil litigation, family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. He is the former municipal attorney for Chester, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls, SC.

The SC General Assembly elected Brian to the Family Court in May of 2005. He was elected to the Circuit Court in May of 2013, where he has served since. He was recently reelected for another 6-year term commencing July 1, 2022.

Brian is past President of the Chester Rotary Club, Blackstock Bluegrass Association, and Chester YMCA board. He has also served two terms on the board of Richard Winn Academy in Winnsboro. Brian currently serves as an Elder with the Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church after many years of service with the Diaconate. Brian also enjoys serving his church as a youth group leader. 

Judge Gibbons serves as the Operations Director for the American Legion Palmetto Boys State program, a program he has served with in various capacities for almost 40 years. Brian also served on the South Carolina Trial Lawyers (SCAJ) Board of Governors and the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division for numerous years when he was in private practice.

Judge Gibbons is married to the former Lorena Crouch of Saluda, SC, and they have three sons, Mason Bradley, Mitchell Banks, and Marshall Britt. He is a decent golfer and loves all kinds of music. He also plays the guitar and enjoys entertaining.

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The Honorable Brian M. Gibbons
140 Main St.
P.O. Drawer 580
Chester, SC 29706
OFFICE: (803) 581-4115
FAX: (803) 581-3253

Admin Assistant: Tyffany Penland
Law Clerk: Peyton Swancy
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