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1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Suite 1050

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Construction Litigation


Founding Partner

Joseph W. Gibley joined Perez Morris in 2021 and focuses his practice principally in construction litigation. Prior to joining Perez Morris, Mr. Gibley was a founding member of Gibley and McWilliams, which he founded with Kelly McWilliams in 1997. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for 11 years in the insurance industry as a litigation claims professional with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company, and the AIG companies. Mr. Gibley is an experienced trial lawyer and has represented multiple heavy highway contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in construction site litigation during his career. He also has tried cases to verdict defending property owners, insurance companies and automobile operators. Much of Mr. Gibley’s construction litigation experience involves the prosecution and defense of contractual indemnity claims in wrap-up and standard construction agreements. He has also served as National Coordinating Counsel for nationwide litigation in the pharmaceutical industry.




Pennsylvania State Court, 1988

United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988

United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2012

New Jersey

New Jersey State Court, 1988

United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1988


Representative Matters

  • Achieved defense verdict in favor of subcontractor on an indemnity claim tried in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas which prevented client from having to indemnify general contractor for $3,000,000 personal injury verdict.
  • Obtained a number of defense verdicts for heavy highway contractor in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
  • Retained to defend and prosecute indemnity claims in large exposure personal injury claims in and out of state jurisdiction.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Caesar Rodney Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Fellow, Academy of Advocacy
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education, Faculty Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Education Center, Continuing Legal Education Course Planner
  • Garnet Valley School District, Fundraising Support