B. Gibbs Leaphart Jr.


(803) 231-7849


Areas of Focus

Gibbs focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and workers’ compensation mediation.

Since 2005, Gibbs has represented employers, carriers, and self-insured employers. He has practiced before the state trial courts, appellate courts, and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. In addition to being a board member of the South Carolina Employers Advocacy Association, he is a member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association and the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network.

  • Represented municipalities and counties in defense of SC WC cases.
  • Successfully argued workers compensation cases before the SC Court of Appeals.
  • Assisted in drafting an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court that resulted in favorable decision for employer/carriers related to mental injury claims.


  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” (2009-2010)
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2021-2024)

  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper, Jr. of the Third Judicial Circuit of South Carolina (2004-2005)

  • Richland County Bar Association
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Employers Advocacy Association
    • Board Member
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • SoundBites (‘Music for Youth’) Foundation
    • Board Member
  • Justice Jam Committee
    • Co-Chair (2008-2010)

Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina Bar
Court Admissions
  • U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2004)
  • Wofford College, B.A., cum laude (1997)