The history of this firm goes back to the early 1970s, when David Gibson teamed up withTerry Ryan. Later, Mark Kelly joined David & Gibson to form Gibson & Kelly in the early 1980s. The firm became Gibson Kelly & Ives in 1993, when Paul Ives joined as a partner.
Later, in 2002, Mark Burger joined the firm as an associate and became a partner when David Gibson retired. Mark Kelly retired soon after; and in June 2007, the firm changed its name to Ives Burger.
Hans H. Urdahl joined the firm in 2010 as an associate and became a partner in 2013. In September 2013, Katherine Tinmouth also joined the firm as an associate.