Our Legal Team
Easier to talk to…Our staff has over has over 55 years of combined paralegal experience which enables Circle of Trust Law to offer exceptional legal services to clients under the supervision of Attorney Steven J. Gibbs.Steven J. Gibbs founded Circle of Trust Law in January 2009, committed to providing client-centered legal services.Steve is a native of Minnesota who has expanded his legal practice southward and westward into Florida and California. Steve doesn’t view himself or his law practice as typical. He strives to bring an unpretentious approach to law practice by focusing on client education and innovation away from old dusty law practice models. His commitment to higher ways to serve clients lead Steve to create the Circle of Trust approach to law practice. Instead of giving you complacent and lofty ideas, Steve and his team would seek to understand your expectations and concerns through becoming acquainted with your needs, values and concerns. It’s your life and Steve believes it is his job to offer you some peace of mind by identifying and satisfying your deepest legal concerns through applying his years of his practical knowledge derived from assisting clients in numerous situations as well as the extensive knowledge of Steve’s legal team.
Steve was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1999, the Florida Bar in 2007 and was recently admitted to the California bar in 2014. Keeping abreast of law changes in these three States, as well as the United States, assists him in all aspects of the types of law the firm practices.
Along his career path, he was an associate attorney for an insurance defense law firm; an in-house real estate negotiator for Target Corporation; and corporate counsel for Civix, LLC and Vice President for North American Properties where he was responsible for various real estate transactions, including legal issues and negotiating unresolved business issues. Prior to opening Circle of Trust Law, PLLC, he was an associate with the firm of Roberts &Engvalson, P.A. where he gained his knowledge of trusts, estate planning and Wills. He opened his own firm in 2008 and now focuses on laws that will enrich the needs of his clients throughout their lives and those of their children. The firm has developed a practice dealing only with Trusts and Estate Planning, Wills, Medicaid Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate, Business Law and Probate.
Quoting from Steve “I decided to practice in areas that families will need as they progress down life’s path. To help them with a solid foundation that will carry them throughout there lives is a rewarding experience for me and my staff.”
After many years of conventional law practice, Steven Gibbs began to notice the anxiety and inefficiency in the legal process for clients. Specifically, the lack of clarity in the process and the uncertainty about fees seemed to plague clients in many cases. His concerns lead Steven to create the Circle of Trust Law concept which is all about the 3 C’s to Estate Planning. The goal of this new concept is to offer clients an alternative enjoyable process to obtaining their needed estate planning and related documents. This process is all about client education and transparency concerning legal fees and costs.