Gibbs & Bruns Lawyers “Top Notch Across The Board” – Top Ranked By Chambers USA

Chambers USA 2019 ranks litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns LLP a premier “Band 1” General Commercial Litigation firm – a category in which Chambers named just four other Texas firms.  Every year since 2003, Chambers has recognized Gibbs & Bruns as a top-tier commercial litigation boutique.

Chambers’ annual rankings follow months of peer and client research and interviews conducted by a London-based team of more than 200 researchers and editors

Gibbs & Bruns partners Robin Gibbs, Kathy Patrick and Barrett Reasoner are also highlighted on several exclusive shortlists for practice excellence in the areas of Commercial, Securities and Energy Litigation.

What The Team Is Known For

Superbly accomplished representation on both sides of the docket, with substantial recent victories for plaintiffs and defendants in a range of headline commercial disputes. Particular expertise in the securities and energy arenas, with additional capability in relation to environmental litigation and professional malpractice defense. Possesses an impressive client list including industry giants, as well as small and midsized companies across numerous sectors. Particularly noted for its representation of clients in the banking and finance, energy and technology sectors.


One client comments: “Every attorney there is just very skilled and very smart – you can always count on very creative thinking and very thorough work.”

Another interviewee appreciates that the firm is “very creative and great at communicating with us,” going on to add that “they’re highly collaborative and I can call any of them and always get an answer.”

  A source describes it as “an excellent high-stakes litigation firm – top-notch across the board.”

Work Highlights

Represented Sanchez Oil & Gas in a long-running dispute with three former employees and their new employer Terra Energy Partners. The case involved alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information.

Notable Practitioners

Robin Gibbs
Band 1 – Litigation – Trial Lawyers: Nationwide
Spotlight Table – Litigation – Trial Lawyers: Texas
Band 1 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas
Band 1 – Energy & Natural Resources Litigation: Texas

Robin Gibbs is a highly respected figure within the market, with one source referring to him as the “dean of high-stakes litigation.” He is a renowned trial lawyer experienced with handling a wide array of commercial disputes including litigation on behalf of energy companies. “He is client-oriented and also fearless – no matter is too big or complicated for him,” reports one client, adding that he is “a very good strategic thinker who comes up with ideas that nobody else has considered.”

Robin Gibbs is renowned as “one hell of a trial lawyer” for his ability to handle a broad range of cases, including intellectual property, antitrust and securities disputes, on top of his commercial litigation practice. He has represented clients in the oil and gas and finance sectors, among others.

Kathy Patrick
Star Individual – Litigation – Securities: Texas
Band 1 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Kathy Patrick is widely regarded as “a leader in the Texas market.” She offers particular prowess in securities litigation, frequently representing plaintiffs in securities fraud cases, and is also skilled in handling wider commercial litigation.

Barrett Reasoner
Band 1 – Energy & Natural Resources Litigation: Texas
Band 2 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Barrett Reasoner is especially active in oil and gas litigation, with complementary strengths in environmental and construction disputes. Peer refer to him as a “fabulous trial lawyer.”

"Every attorney there is just very skilled and very smart - you can always count on very creative thinking and very thorough work."
– Chambers USA 2019