"No Client is too Small; No Case is too Big"

Practice Areas

Child Custody, Visitation, & Support

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Gibson Perryman assists clients navigating the difficult and taxing emotional turmoil inherent to proceedings involving children.  Our attorneys work closely with our clients to protect and secure the best interests of their children.

Divorce

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The attorneys at Gibson Perryman possess  a wealth of knowledge and experience pertaining to the difficult times inherent in nearly every divorce. From business valuations to property distributions, alimony and child support, our team is here to help you navigate the present with an eye towards, and a plan for, your future.

Commercial Litigation & Support

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Gibson Perryman will be the voice for you in managing complications that involve your business.  Our attorneys work in tandem with businesses and business owners to avoid liability and to protect our client's interests in the event problems arise.

Criminal Law

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Gibson Perryman will vigorously defend your constitutional rights.  Our attorneys fight for justice at the municipal, state, and federal levels daily.  From everyday traffic citations to capital offenses, the attorneys at Gibson Perryman are here for you.

Personal Injury

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Gibson Perryman ensures that no injustice goes uncompensated because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of others.  Our attorneys work tirelessly to secure our client's interests in creative and innovative ways.  Our extensive litigation and trial experience ensure we maximize our clients' results no matter the injury.

Intellectual Property

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From copyright infringement to trade secret misappropriation, Gibson Perryman will protect your interests and zealously prosecute any encroachments on your intellectual property.  No case is too small, no defendant is too big.

Child custody, visitation, & support

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Child Custody/Visitation

The attorneys at Gibson Perryman are well-versed in all matters pertaining to child custody/visitation, dependency/neglect, child support, grandparents' visitation rights, and more. 


Tennessee child custody laws are designed to maximize each parent's involvement in the minor children's lives, while simultaneously protecting the children's best interests.  When courts are making determinations regarding custody and visitation, numerous factors play into the decision-making process regarding parenting arrangements for children.  It is more than just a schedule.  Such decisions include which parent has the right to make major decisions affecting the children's futures, or what rights a parent has in the event of a relocation.  Having an experienced professional is invaluable in securing your rights and protecting your children.


Gibson Perryman works through the Chancery, Circuit, and Juvenile courts throughout Tennessee on all issues related to protecting the best interests of children.  The versatility of the attorneys at Gibson Perryman allows your legal team to navigate the various nuances and particularities of each environment, including the Local Rules of Practice, to better serve our clients and their interests.


Child Support

Child support issues might seem relatively straight forward but often times involve much more complex legal issues than parents realize.  Keeping track of all the credits and calculations involved can quickly become tiresome for an individual that lacks the proper legal training.  Fortunately, the attorneys at Gibson Perryman possess the knowledge and experience necessary to guide clients through the processes of:


  • Establishing an initial child support order to ensure that a parent is not paying too little or too much;
  • Calculating back child support arrears;
  • Ensuring the proper credits are given for other children;
  • Ensuring that any children with special needs are properly looked after and provided for;
  • Modifying child support because of a change in circumstances; and
  • Enforcing child support orders when an obligor parent is not paying.


It is critical that any parent facing child support issues hire a professional versed not only in the Tennessee statutory code related to child support but in the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and any applicable case law.  Gibson Perryman is dedicated to not just protecting their client's interest, but educating the client along the way so that they understand the sometimes confusing legal decisions that have significant effects on their lives.

Divorce

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  At Gibson Perryman we know all about the burden a divorce brings upon one’s family and we are here to calmly guide you through the process. Such grounds for divorce under Tennessee law include but are not limited to: 

· Infidelity,

· Adultery,

· Substance abuse,

· Felony conviction,

· Abandonment and neglect,

· Financial issues,

· Impotence and more.

While we encourage parties to work together as much as possible so they can achieve a relatively amicable divorce, we will accomplish a desirable resolution either in Alternative Dispute Resolution or at trial. In fact, we obtained one of the largest alimony awards in Shelby County history on behalf of our client. 

We will ask the court for relief pertaining to dissolve the marriage, order child custody and child support, divide property and assets, award alimony for support and maintenance of the spouse, and any other relief our client requests. As long as your relief is brought up in the proceedings before entry of divorce, it can be ordered. Let Gibson Perryman leave no stone left unturned in your divorce case.

 

Commercial Litigation & Support

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  Let Gibson Perryman protect your company’s profitability with our experience in dealing with commercial litigation. We will be able to help in settling:  

  • Breaches of contract, 
  • Employment-related claims and disputes, 
  • Tortuous interference with business and/or contractual relations,
  • Defamation,
  • Non-compete agreements,
  • General contract disputes,
  • Product liability claims,
  • Class action lawsuits,
  • Shareholder issues, and more. 

Ultimately, we understand the heart of a business and want to see yours succeed. Together, we will finesse our way to your success. 

     

Criminal Law

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Involved with an investigation or prosecution of offenses defined by the laws of the State or Federal Government? From misdemeanors to felonies, we will uphold your constitutional rights and be the voice you need. 


Misdemeanor crimes are generally defined as crimes with punishments that include fines, probation, community service, or a maximum jail time of less than 12 months. These such crimes are:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Simple Assault
  • Simple Battery
  • Vandalism
  • Minor Theft (usually $500 or less)
  • Public Intoxication
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 ounce)
  • Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses such as parking tickets, driving without a license, speeding, failure to yield, following too closely, etc.


A felony is a very serious crime that may result in jail time of a year or more, loss of voting rights, and loss of the right to own a firearm.  Additionally, a felony charge can prohibit your right to work in certain industries depending on your charge.  Examples of felony crimes include:

  • Drug Possession
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Murder
  • Drug Trafficking with Intent to Sell
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Theft ($500 or more)
  • Identity Theft
  • DUI/DWI (if fourth offense or more)


Let us help you get back on course after the devastating consequences of an arrest. When dealing with the consequences of an arrest, you need intelligent, aggressive, ethical representation.  Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a serious felony offense, we are veteran criminal lawyers who possess the necessary skills and diligence to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Contact Gibson Perryman today.

Personal Injury

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  A wrongful injury is an unpredictable incident that can put a heavy strain on you or a loved one’s life. Whether it be emotional, mental, or physical, let us help you recover through this process and aid you in receiving proper compensation when involved with accidents such as: automobile accidents, medical malpractice, negligence, reckless or intentional conduct, slip and falls, defective products claim, and wrongful death. We are well versed in situations that arise from employers, insurance companies, and even the legal system itself that may complicate your case and can explain these with ease. 

An experienced lawyer at Gibson Perryman will help you sift through and dispel hassles no matter how minor or severe they may be. Not only do our attorneys work relentlessly to prepare and present the most compelling case on your behalf, we also take pride in maintaining high legal standards.  Such determination and professionalism have earned us the respect of the legal community. 

Intellectual Property

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  Gibson Perryman is well established in the area of intellectual property. Being in Memphis, we know the creativity that flows through this city and we are proud to play our part in protecting that. Intellectual property includes areas of copyright infringement, copyright media and entertainment law, patent applications and validity, trademarks and branding, and trade secret misappropriation. We will walk you through the process for registering copyrights.  We will assist you in putting proper measures in place to protect your trade secrets.  We will prosecute the theft of your copyright or trademark protected works. If trial becomes necessary in order to protect your rights and interests, Gibson Perryman lawyers are seasoned litigators who are well respected throughout western Tennessee for their ability to obtain favorable results in the courtroom.  Our practice experience includes defending against claims of copyright infringement and prosecuting intellectual property rights in the music industry, defending and prosecuting software copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims, and structuring joint authorship and copyright ownership agreements.