Meet Our Staff

Phillip E. Gibbons, Esq.



Phillip Gibbons practiced law for over 40 years. His career began with the IRS, which has afforded him a very unique background and invaluable experience with tax planning expertise in structuring Estate Plans. Phillip earned his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law, as well as his CPA license.  He was a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Taxation and was the only certified tax specialist in Placer County for many years.

After many years of practice, Phil is finally getting the opportunity to enjoy traveling and exploring the world.  Phil is an avid golfer and enjoys spending his free time out on the golf course.

Garin D. Clyma, Esq.

Managing Attorney


Garin has been with the firm since 2011, as an estate and business planning attorney.  He focuses on assisting his clients in the areas of estate and business planning, probate and trust administration. Garin is dedicated to listening to the unique needs of his clients in order to provide exceptional service to clients, young and old.

A graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara (Ole Gauchos!), Garin earned his J.D. at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. While attending law school, he worked as a paralegal in various areas of the law, including for Phil Gibbons.

Garin is a member of the Sacramento Estate Planning Council and the Placer County Bar Association. He is also a member the Trust and Estates Section of the California Bar. Garin lives in Lincoln, but is an avid bay area sports fan. In his free time, Garin is an avid hunter and sport shooter. He, his wife, and two young daughters enjoy hiking, skiing, gardening and spending nights camping under the stars.

Kimberly Dunn

Kimberly A. Dunn



Kimberly is the paralegal and Notary Public for Gibbons & Clyma, Inc. and has been dedicated to assisting the firm’s clients and attorneys since 2015.  Kimberly has a considerable background in the mortgage and financial industry, which allows her to bring an extra level of service to the firm.  She is also the owner of a successful photography business.

When not at work, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, DIY projects and relaxing at the beach.

Kevin Cotter

Kevin R. Cotter

Legal Assistant

 joined our team in 2020 as our part-time legal assistant.  He is currently attending Sacramento State University pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

When not at work or studying, Kevin enjoys hiking, roller blading, boxing and football.  He is a total foodie who also has an appetite for all things car related.  Go NINERS!

Eileen Eubanks

Eileen Eubanks

Administrative Assistant


Eileen joined our team in 2021, as our Administrative Assistant and comes with an extensive professional background in customer relations. She has a passion for learning new things and is excited to grow her career in the legal field. In her free time, Eileen enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. She loves the outdoors, camping, 4 wheeling, and singing karaoke.