Office Location

81 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
T 914.559.3100
F 914.949.1160
wp@hpmb.com

Areas of Practice

Medical Liability Defense

COVID-19 Litigation

Education

New York Law School: JD: 1995
Pace University: BA: 1991

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Robert B. Gibson

Partner

Robert B. Gibson is a partner at HPM&B.  He represents some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems in high exposure malpractice cases.  Rob is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience and has handled complex jury trials involving a wide scope of medical specialties.  He has developed a particular focus in defending some of the most prominent orthopedic surgeons in the country including for what is widely considered the premier orthopedic surgery institution in the United States. Rob has been honored by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers® and has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent®. 

Rob has lectured across the nation on medical malpractice litigation and trial tactics.  He has been a featured presenter at the Defense Research Institute Medical Liability and Health Care Law Annual Conference and has been an invited speaker on many occasions for the New York State Bar Association.  Rob is also regularly requested to speak at Grand Rounds at hospitals throughout the New York area. 

Rob writes frequently on medical malpractice topics, with his publications being featured in the New York Law Journal and the New York State Bar Association Journal.  His articles have also appeared in nationally distributed publications and he has been quoted by the Associated Press regarding Social Media research on potential jurors.

Rob is actively involved in the leadership and management of the Firm and has served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee for over a decade.  He is a member of the New York State, Bronx and Westchester County Bar Associations and the Defense Research Institute.

Verdicts & Cases

Lapse in Treatment Leads to Case Dismissal

 Partner Katherin Crossling, Esq. successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a prominent New York City hospital, arguing that the plaintiff had a 2.5 year gap in medical care for an abscess and could not establish a...

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Defense Verdict in New York County

HPM&B recently obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice action.  This was a complex orthopedic surgery case involving a 12-year-old girl who suffered severe cartilage damage as a...

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Defense Verdict in New York County

Robert B. Gibson, assisted by associate Brendan J. Alt, successfully defended two general surgeons and their private surgical group...

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Defense Verdict in New York County

On January 25, 2007, Robert Gibson, obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of an ophthalmologist and a major laser eye surgery center.The plaintiff claimed that the ophthalmologist and...

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Defense Verdict in Bronx County

On April 20, 2012, HPM&B received a defense verdict in Bronx County Supreme Court on behalf of a major metropolitan hospital.The then 40-year-old plaintiff claimed that the hospital and co-defendant attending...

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Defense Verdict in Kings County

On May 25, 2012, Robert B. Gibson and Laura A. Del Vecchio received a defense verdict in Kings County Supreme Court on behalf of a gynecological oncologist and a major metropolitan hospital.The gynecological oncologist...

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Motion to Dismiss Granted in Bronx County

HPM&B recently obtained an order of dismissal of a case against a major municipal corporation and a neurological surgeon. Plaintiff alleged that defendants improperly performed a posterior thorac-lumbar fusion in 2008,...

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Defense Verdict in New York County

On May 1, 2013, HPM&B obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of a major metropolitan hospital.  It was claimed that the infant-plaintiff developed meconium aspiration syndrome and later...

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Three Cases Dismissed In Favor of HPM&B Clients

In September, HPM&B attorneys gained summary judgment dismissals in two high exposure cases that were venued in The Bronx and another summary judgment dismissal by the Appellate Division, Second Department in a Brooklyn case involving the...

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Defense Verdict on Behalf of Private Surgical Group

Robert B. Gibson, assisted by associate Brendan J. Alt, successfully defended two vascular surgeons and their private surgical group in a malpractice case in which the plaintiff alleged that following the placement of an...

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