Press Release from the Office of Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dec. 26, 2013:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Brandon O. Gibson of Crockett County to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. She will replace Judge David R. Farmer upon the expiration of his term on August 31, 2014.
Gibson, 38, has been in private practice at the Pentecost & Glenn law firm in Jackson since 2003. Her practice there has focused on governmental entity defense, employment defense, commercial litigation, civil rights litigation, and transactional services. Her work for the firm has included its satellite office in Crockett County.
“Brandon Gibson will be an excellent judge on the Court of Appeals,” Haslam said. “She has vast experience in private practice, and I know she will serve the citizens of the Western Section well in this role.”
Prior to her work at Pentecost & Glenn, Gibson was at the Waldrop & Hall law firm in Jackson from 2001-2003. She was at the Potter Minton firm in Tyler, Texas, from 2000-2001.
“I want to thank the Governor for this appointment and for the opportunity to move into public service,” Gibson said. “I look forward to serving the people of Tennessee, especially the Western Section.”
Gibson received her juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2000. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Mississippi State University in 1996, graduating summa cum laude, and a master’s of agribusiness management degree from Mississippi State in 1997, also summa cum laude.
She has served on the Crockett County Imagination Library Foundation board of directors since 2010 and has been active in Relay for Life of Crockett County. She was a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 and was chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Law & Technology Committee in 2012-2013 after serving as vice-chair in 2011-2012.
She and her husband, Joe Gibson IV, have a daughter, Owen, 10. They attend First Baptist Church in Alamo.