Brian Gibbons represents businesses and insurers in insurance coverage, product liability, toxic tort, and professional liability claims.
Brian’s experience includes defending attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, and other professionals in professional liability matters. He assisted clients in resolving claims at a variety of stages, including pre-suit negotiations, dispositive motions, and mediation. Brian has litigated general liability claims for construction disputes, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases.
- Rhode Island
- US District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
- US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2014
- B.S., Elon University, 2009
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
- Co-author, “What Is Loss and When Does It Occur?” Fidelity Law Journal, vol. 85, 2020
- Counseled insurance companies and insureds in the negotiation and settlement of large claims and coverage disputes.
- Handled extensive asbestos litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
- Defended automobile manufacturers in product liability claims.
- Represented architects, engineers, construction managers, and contractors in complex construction defect matters and construction-related insurance coverage issues.
- Prevailed on a motion to dismiss negligence claim against a homeowner on the basis that the homeowner had no duty to control the actions of another resident who allegedly injured a police officer on the premises.
- Prevailed on a motion to dismiss claim brought against a foreign bank on the basis that Massachusetts had no personal jurisdiction over the bank, its officers, and other foreign co-defendants.
- Won summary judgment in favor of a dissolved corporation on asbestos-related claims on the ground that the dissolution was proper and the corporation was no longer capable of being sued.
- Prevailed on a motion to dismiss various tort claims against an attorney brought by a disappointed litigant in an underlying adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court, on the basis that the claims were barred by litigation privilege.
- Won summary judgment in favor of a regional water authority on negligence claims brought against it by a hotel arising out of a water outage.