election law, educational law, nonprofit law, and general civil litigation

Jill Gibson has practiced law for over 25 years and her diverse legal experience makes her uniquely qualified to represent clients in civil litigation. She gained invaluable litigation skills working as a federal and state prosecutor and as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. While working for the Department of Justice, she also advocated for the Department’s policy priorities with the U.S. Congress, White House, and federal agencies, which gave her an in-depth understanding of politics and an appreciation for pragmatic policies. She has also worked as an attorney and legislative director in the Oregon Legislature. Jill has worked as an attorney at all levels of the government (city, county, state, and federal) and is well-equipped to represent clients in cases against government agencies, including public institutions of higher education.

In 2012, Jill decided to meld her love of litigation and government law and established the Gibson Law Firm, which represents clients in state and federal courts in matters involving constitutional rights, elections, campaign finance, government law, nonprofit law, educational law, and general civil litigation. She frequently advises organizations and businesses on election and campaign matters. Jill has written numerous complex initiatives regarding labor laws, taxes, and natural resources.

Admissions and Memberships

Jill is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the Arkansas State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association, and Oregon Women Lawyers. Jill is also a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Constitutional Law Section, Governmental Law Section, and Nonprofit Organizations Law Section.


Jill received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1992. She also has a B.A. in History from Hendrix College and studied International Relations at Oxford University, St. Peter’s College.