Brian McDowell Gibbons resides in Chester, SC and was born in 1966 in Orangeburg, SC. He is the youngest son of Beverly Williamson Gibbons and the late Mac 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 on the Rugby team, and was a member of the Inn of Court, Round Table, and 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 graduates, Milton Hamilton and Greg Delleney. Brian practiced law with Hamilton, Delleney & Gibbons until May of 2005 when he was elected to the Family Court Bench. Brian enjoyed a general practice of law with an emphasis on civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. He is the former city attorney for Chester, and town attorney for both Fort Lawn and Great Falls, SC. He is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as the US District Court and US Court of Appeals.
Brian was elected to the Circuit Court Bench in May of 2013 after a memorable eight years on the Family Court Bench.
Brian is past President of the Chester Rotary Club, Blackstock Bluegrass and the Chester YMCA board. He also served on the board of Richard Winn Academy in Winnsboro. Brian has served on the Diaconate of Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for 25 years and currently serves as an Elder in the church. 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.
140 Main St.
P.O. Drawer 580
Chester, SC 29706
OFFICE: (803) 581-4115
FAX: (803) 581-3253
Admin Assistant: Tyffany Penland
Law Clerk: Steven Murdaugh