LAURA GIBBS focuses her practice in all areas of family law including litigation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and appellate practice.
Laura’s practice involves international custody disputes; representing individuals in court in connection with divorce, paternity, modification and contempt proceedings, as well as appeals; negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements; representing individuals participating in mediation; serving as a mediator, conciliator, master and arbitrator.
From 2012 to 2020, Laura has been a board member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) , an international interdisciplinary organization dedicated to improving the court process for children. Laura accepts pro bono appointments through the Norfolk Probate & Family Court “ARC” (Attorneys Representing Children) program.
Laura is a founding member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court, and since 2013 has been a co-chair of the membership committee. She is also a member of the Norfolk County Bar Association. Laura served as a board member and former President of the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys. Laura also served as a member of the steering committee for the Diversity & Inclusion section of the Boston Bar Association and was a member of the Dispute Resolution section of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Laura is a founding member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (AAFCL) and passed an intensive exam providing her the designation of “CFL” in 2014.
Laura served as the chair of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program concerning Jurisdictional Issues in Domestic Relations Practice (2007, 2010), and has presented on the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Since 2011 she has also served on the faculty of MCLE’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop. The Massachusetts Family Law Journal and the Connecticut Family Law Journal both published Laura’s article entitled, “Forging Meaningful Relationships With Children: The Issues and Controversies Surrounding the Representation of Children in the Context of Divorce Custody Proceedings” (1999).
Laura is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Laura earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University, New Orleans. She was awarded the 2018 Boston Magazine Top 50 Women Attorneys for Family Law
Mediation/Litigation. Laura has been selected for inclusion in the New England Rising Stars® (2005 – 2010) and New England Super Lawyers® (2011 – 2020) for her work in family law. The Firm has received a Tier 1 ranking by US News Best Law Firms for 2017 – 2021
Laura is fluent in Spanish.