Robert L. Gibbs, American judge. Bar: Mississippi 1979, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Mississippi 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979. Recipient award of distinction University Mississippi, Oxford, 1987, Community Service award Alpha Phi Alpha, Jackson, 1993; named Alumni of Year, Parents for Public School, Jackson, 1995.
Staff attorney Southeast Mississippi Legal Services, Hattiesburg, 1979-1980. Assistant district attorney Eleventh Circuit District, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1980. Assistant attorney general State of Mississippi, Jackson, 1980-1986, deputy attorney general, 1987-1990.
Circuit court judge Seventh Circuit District, since 1991. Board directors Arts Alliance of Jackson, Mississippi, New Life for Women, Jackson. Board directors Neo-Ventures, Inc., Jackson.
Board directors University Mississippi Alumni Association, Oxford, 1985-1987, Jubilee Jam Foundation, Leadership, Jackson. Member American Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Magnolia Bar Association (central district representative, Court Service award 1988), Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Charles Clark Inns of Court (barrister), Tougaloo College Alumni Association, 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc.