Paul J. Driscoll
Paul was born in Weymouth, MA, as a youth lived in Braintree, MA, graduated from Braintree High School in 1961, Providence College in 1965 with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science, and the Georgetown University Law Center in 1968. Paul then served as a law clerk for the Hon. Frank J. Murray in the U.S. District Court in Boston, and spent five years as a civil trial lawyer in Boston. In November of 1976, Paul formed a law firm in Marshfield concentrating in civil trial work. After practicing in Florida for five years, Don Gibson joined Paul’s firm as an associate in 1982 and later became a partner. Paul and Don founded the present law firm of Driscoll & Gibson.
Paul was admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1969, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1970, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1971. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Plymouth District Bar Association, as well as the American Association for Justice, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors). Since 2008, Paul has been included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the fields of personal injury law and land use law.
Paul’s practice has been concentrated in civil trial work and appellate advocacy in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis on personal injury, contract disputes, civil rights, general land use law, eminent domain, property rights, and zoning. Another area of concentration has been land use development and permitting, involving appearances before local planning boards, conservation commissions, zoning boards of appeal, and other municipal and Federal agencies.
Married to Lucy B. Driscoll since 1966 and the proud parent of three married children, Paul has been a resident of Duxbury since 1977. For many years, Paul coached youth hockey. He is an avid skier. An experienced mariner, Paul enjoys coastal and blue water sailing.
Donald L. Gibson
A resident of Marshfield since 1982, Don graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science. He attended the University of Florida Law School from 1974 through 1976 where he served on Law Review and graduated with Honors. While a law school student, Don had articles published in the University of Florida Law Review and the University of Miami (Florida) Law Review. Don practiced in Florida from 1976 to 1981 and remains a member of the Florida Bar and a member of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Since relocating with his wife Janet to Massachusetts and the South Shore, Don has practiced in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts. He is a member of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Don has served on the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and as the Plymouth County Regional Governor for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Plymouth District Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Don’s practice is concentrated in the field of personal injury law. For thirty years, Don has represented injured persons in Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Bristol, Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, and Norfolk Counties in their efforts to recover compensation for their injuries. As an aggressive and accomplished trial lawyer, Don has recovered substantial sums of money for clients who have been injured, severely disabled or killed as a result of motor vehicle collisions, defectively manufactured products, hazardous conditions on residential and commercial premises, professional negligence, vicious animals, and various other types of general negligence. On behalf of his clients, Don has also argued before the Appeals Court of Massachusetts and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
A father of four children, Don has devoted many hours of service to the Town of Marshfield and to the communities of the South Shore through his activities as a member of the Marshfield Board of Health, St. Christine’s Parish, the Marshfield No Place For Hate Committee, the Marshfield Youth Soccer Association, and the WATD Radio Station 95.9 award winning high school sports broadcast team. For the past thirteen years, Don has also been the attorney-coach for the Marshfield High School Mock Trial Team and an instructor in the Courtroom and the Law course at Marshfield High School. When his work schedule and other activities allow, you’ll find Don working in his vegetable garden or fishing for striped bass in the harbors, rivers, and coves of the South Shore.