Legal 500 named four Gibbs & Bruns partners to its 2012 list of “Leading Trial Lawyers” in the United States.  In addition, Legal 500 ranks Gibbs & Bruns’s energy litigation practice in its top tier of US law firms, which is a short-list of just eight firms.

Robin Gibbs, Kathy Patrick, Grant Harvey, and Barrett Reasoner all appear on the “Leading Trial Lawyers” list in the US directory which shares:

Robin Gibbs is a name partner in the ‘fantastic’ Houston-based boutique, whose lawyers one client describes as ‘the hardest-working and smartest attorneys I have met’. Gibbs, working alongside the ‘tenacious, committed, and just plain smart’ Grant Harvey, recently secured a notable $196m judgment in favor of client D Bobbitt Noel Jr against Trevor Rees-Jones and Devon Energy for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gibbs shows ‘insightful leadership and strategy’, and is praised for having assembled a ‘winning’ team.

The widely praised Kathy Patrick has achieved much media attention for her orchestration of a landmark $8.5bn settlement between Bank of America and a group of 22 institutional investors including PIMCO, BlackRock and MetLife. Patrick’s team ‘takes the time to understand the client’s company, its culture, and its litigation philosophy’.

Gibbs & Bruns’s energy litigation practice was placed in the top tier of a short-list that names just eight firms.

The boutique firm of Gibbs & Bruns LLP is among the top commercial litigation firms in Houston and brings this expertise into the energy space, where it is often used in high-stakes matters…Senior partner Grant Harvey, managing partner Scott Humphries, and Sam Cruse III are recommended for their ‘excellent trial qualities and commitment to the needs of their clients’. Founding partner Robin Gibbs and senior partner Barrett Reasoner are also recommended.

The Energy Litigation editorial can be accessed here.

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 26th year, is one of the world’s largest legal referral guide.  More than 180,000 in-house counsel and lawyers were surveyed and interviewed globally for this year’s directory.  Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

View Gibbs & Bruns’ Legal 500 Leading Trial Lawyers editorial here.

The hardest-working and smartest attorneys I have met.
– A client shares about Gibbs & Bruns with Legal 500 researchers