J.M., Banking Compliance, Florida International University College of Law
J.D., Florida A&M University College of Law
BBA, Legal Studies, University of Miami School of Business
Tia L. Gibbs is the director of Academic Advisement and Bar Success at Georgia State University College of Law. She is responsible for developing and implementing programming including workshops, bar information sessions, and training on academic skills. Professor Gibbs also provides academic counseling to students who have been identified as at risk through data analysis and referred for one-on-one appointments. She also manages and implements all major support services for academic success and bar readiness.
Before she arrived at Georgia State Law, Professor Gibbs' career flourished at Florida State University College of Law, where she served as the Director of Bar Success, steering aspiring lawyers toward success in their legal careers. Her foray into academia began at St. Thomas University School of Law, where she stood as an Associate Professor of Academic Success and the Director of Academic Success, molding the legal minds of tomorrow.
As a former real estate attorney, Professor Gibbs represented lending institutions across the state of Florida. In this high-stakes role, she took the reins as the Mediation Managing Attorney, orchestrating mediations far and wide throughout the state. Her mediation prowess also extended beyond Florida's borders, when she became a registered mediator in Alabama, curating a successful mediation practice. She is a licensed member of both the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Professor Gibbs is a beacon for community involvement and leadership. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and adds another layer of distinction to her impressive resume as the historian for the T.J. Reddick Bar Association. In this capacity, she enjoys teaching Black legal history to grade school kids. She also curated an exhibit on the Chambers vs. Florida Supreme Court Case.