Teri A. Gibbs is a law clerk at The Pride Law Firm and is completing her last year of law school at the University of San Diego School of Law (USD). Before law school, Ms. Gibbs received her B.A. degree in Psychology and minor in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Post-graduation, she participated as a Graduate Fellow in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she had assignments as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Promise, BNY Mellon, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. She then received her M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management in 2014 from Carnegie Mellon University. At Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Gibbs was a teaching assistant for Business English and Professional Writing. For her capstone project with the Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance, she created a free, outdoor Wifi system for low income neighborhoods.

While in graduate school, Ms. Gibbs worked for the Allegheny County Parks Department and Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of City Services as a policy intern. Immediately before beginning law school, she worked as an Associate for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and helped to organize the county’s Innovation Week.

In the summer of 2016, Ms. Gibbs was named one of the San Diego County Bar Association’s 2016 Diversity Fellows and worked as Summer Associate at the law firm, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.  Fulfilling her passion for public advocacy of the underrepresented, Ms. Gibbs served as a law clerk for the San Diego Public Defender’s Office throughout her second year of law school. Ms. Gibbs also served as the Social Chair, and is now the Vice President. of USD Law’s Black Law Student Association.

Ms. Gibbs joined The Pride Law Firm at the end of her second year of law school, where she can continue her passion of helping others seek justice. In her free time, Ms. Gibbs enjoys hiking, learning how to code, and attending hip-hop dance classes.



  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • USD Black Law Student Association
  • USD Women’s Law Caucus
  • Earl B. Gilliam Foundation