Joseph Gibson is our attorney in the Dayton Office of NRS Injury Law focusing on Workers’ Compensation law. For almost 30 years, he was the owner of Gibson Law Offices, a solo-practitioner law firm with locations in Vandalia, Fairborn and Middletown. He has handled cases both administratively, and in litigation, arguing cases before juries, the Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. After this he was appointed District Hearing Officer for the Cincinnati Region of the Ohio Industrial Commission, deciding contested workers’ compensation claims. He joined NRS Injury Law in August of 2023.
He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and went on to attend the University of Dayton School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1990. He worked for the Department of Defense at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Logistics Command where he reviewed Contracting Officer’s Decisions for legal sufficiency, and evaluated/prepared cases before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. He was then appointed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation to be the local District Attorney for Dayton and Springfield service offices where he represented the BWC at all levels of administrative hearing. He advised claim and risk staff on claim questions, premium issues, and agency policy. He has instructed at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and Edison State Community College in both the Political Science and Business Law Fields.
In 2009 he was elected to City Council in his hometown of Tipp City, Ohio earning the highest number of votes a candidate has ever won up to that time. He was re-elected four years later in 2013, and again in 2017. In 2014 he was selected to be Council President. In 2018 he became Mayor of Tipp City and served for two terms. He is a member of the Miami County Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Association, and the Federal Bar. He is past Chairman of the Dayton Bar Association Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Committee. He has served multiple terms on the Dayton Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee, investigating bar complaints, and reviewing grievances. He currently lives in Tipp City with his wife, Sonia and has two daughters, Diana and Sarah.