Longshoremen and other harbor workers have difficult and often dangerous jobs. Because of accidents and injuries that take place under special circumstances, these workers have special legal needs. Furthermore, the Federal workers' compensation system for longshore and harbor workers is governed by its own unique body of laws, regulations, and court decisions.
Paul Gibson is a presence on this legal waterfront. He has over 30 years of experience in representing longshore and harbor workers and therefore knows the intricacies of the special laws and regulations that affect longshore workers when they must seek legal help.
Few, if any, lawyers in South Carolina represent more longshore workers than Paul Gibson. He maintains a very close, working relationship with the different longshore unions and their elected officials, and was the lead attorney on several major longshore cases that resulted in groundbreaking court decisions.
So deep is Paul Gibson's experience and knowledge in this area of the law, he was chosen to lecture to the National Conference of United States Department of Labor, Administrative Law Judges. This was in addition to his numerous past lectures on the Longshore Act to many national and regional law groups.
Retaining Paul Gibson for the legal needs of longshore and harbor workers is therefore a logical choice.