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Gibbons P.C.

At a Glance


“Firm is very committed to pro bono.”

“The people—gracious, hard-working, intelligent, and kind.”


“Management transparency is lacking.”

“Bonuses and raises are a black box.”

About Gibbons P.C.

One of New Jersey's largest firms, Gibbons is a standout in mid-Atlantic, middle-market dealings. The firm has handled high-profile corporate transactions in both the public and private sectors as well as major litigations throughout the country. 

A Strong Constitution

In 1926, World War I veteran and Harvard Law graduate Andrew Crummy founded a law firm in Newark, NJ, and spent the firm's first decade concentrating on tax law and corporate governance and reorganization cases. Over the decades, the firm has expanded its locations and experience to become the firm now known as Gibbons. Beyond Newark, Gibbons has opened offices in New York; Philadelphia; Trenton; Red Bank (NJ); Wilmington; Washington, DC; and West Palm Beach.

Litigation & Beyond

Gibbons is best known for its litigation department, which previously included the man whose name carries the brand: John Gibbons. The department tackles litigation disputes in commercial, environmental, health care law, and white collar crime, among others. Gibbons was also the co-founder of the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, which undertakes public interest and constitutional law projects. The firm itself takes constitutional law seriously in its own work—it has partnered with the ACLU and several other advocacy groups investigating rights abuses of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and other overseas prisons. 

Beyond litigation, the firm's main areas of practice include commercial and criminal litigation, corporate law, employment and labor law, environmental, financial restructuring and creditors' rights, government and regulatory affairs, intellectual property, products liability, and real property. 

Add it to the Trophy Case

Gibbons’ hard work has certainly paid off, with the firm and its attorneys racking up accolades from such notables as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, New York Metro Super Lawyers, New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars. But the awards don’t stop there because when it comes to quality of life, Gibbons knows where it’s at. Gibbons P.C. has been certified as a great workplace by the Great Place to Work® consulting firm every year the firm has participated in the program. For more than a dozen years, the firm has been among NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The firm also was named among the top 20 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®.

COVID-19 Update

Over the last year, the firm has started promoting open positions on the firm’s social media accounts (LinkedIn and Twitter). Additionally, in light of COVID, the firm has been flexible in our interviewing methods—conducting most virtually. Our approach to recruiting has, otherwise, remained the same in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Gibbons recruits judicial law clerks and has done so for many years. This predominance of former judicial law clerks gives us in-depth, first-hand knowledge of judges in the federal and state systems and the inner workings of the courts, while adding another level of instant credibility.

Gibbons P.C.

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 596-4500

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Patrick C. Dunican Jr.
Recruiting Chairs: Kate E. Janukowicz
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,980 hours (first 50 hours of pro bono are credited toward billable hours).

Base Salary

1st year: $155,000
2nd year: $160,000
3rd year: $165,000
4th year: $170,000
5th year: $175,000

Employment Contact

Kate E. Janukowicz
Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Associate Recruitment
(973) 596-4913

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
Newark, NJ (HQ)
Philadelphia, PA
Red Bank, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Wilmington, DE