Gibbs & Bruns partner Barrett Reasoner was inducted as a Fellow into the exclusive the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The induction ceremony took place during an Academy meeting in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 28, 2017.
The Academy is a truly distinct group with only 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70. The Academy includes trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar and fellowship is by invitation only following an extensive vetting process.
Barrett has been a trial lawyer for 27 years and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including securities, oil and gas, legal and professional malpractice, construction, environmental, and intellectual property. Barrett has served as a party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitrations and has arbitrated numerous matters for clients during his tenure. Barrett’s representative clients include: Kinder Morgan, Uber Technologies, Texas Children’s Hospital, Waste Management, Venoco, Inc., SM Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources, and Insperity.
Upon graduation from law school in 1990, Barrett was an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas. Barrett joined Gibbs & Bruns in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.
Barrett is a Fellow of The International Society of Barristers and a Member of the American Law Institute. He recently served as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas’ Board of Directors and is a former President of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation with nearly 12,000 members. He is currently a member of the Houston Bar Association Foundation Board and a Trustee of The University of Texas School of Law Foundation, Trustee. Barrett recently served on the Executive Committee of The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association.
Barrett’s charitable and civic involvement also includes service on the Program Impact Committee for Neighborhood Centers; and the Education Advisory Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership.
Photo: Barrett Reasoner, with wife Susan Reasoner, along with IATL members Mark White and Rusty Hardin.