Our methods

Share Risk.
We share risk with our clients via contingency fee and alternative fee arrangements.

Reciprocity is at the core of all of our client engagements.  Serious and complex commercial litigation disputes involve various levels of risk.  Our ability and willingness to share risk demonstrate our desire to provide first-rate trial lawyer service in a manner that gives you confidence in the value Gibbs & Bruns provides and the results we deliver.

Approach Cases Like a Plaintiff.
We work both sides of the docket, but approach every case like a plaintiff.

Total preparation – you can count on us for that.  And while defense matters require different strategies than do plaintiff matters, our experience with the latter beneficially informs the former.  Because we routinely work with both plaintiffs and defendants, we are continuously enhancing our tactical skills and trial strategies on both sides of the docket.  Our analysis of your matter will be meticulous.  Our tactics: purposeful and sharp.

The team is very strategic, extraordinarily well prepared and very well versed in the law and technicalities.  It is laser-focused and very efficient in its representation.
– Chambers USA 

Work in Lean Teams.
We work in efficient teams with a leaner and more effective approach to complex litigation.

Our firm model and internal culture lend themselves to focused, effective representation.  We have a single goal: obtain the best possible results for our clients.  We staff each case with the people who can most effectively achieve that success.  We work closely with our clients throughout the progress of their case and utilize all of our resources efficiently and productively.  Gibbs & Bruns’s internal “all-for-one” culture benefits our clients in that competition in our firm is saved for our opponents.

Begin at the End.
We begin with the end in mind, defining and scripting how we win for our clients.

Extensive strategy stands behind every case we handle at Gibbs & Bruns.  We work to understand your goals, explore the universe of facts, and methodically construct our approach.  Often we are required to implement these plans in an incredibly short time frame, as we did in the CC Media/Clear Channel matter.  However, we are a firm of seasoned trial lawyers and our clients find confidence in our experience.  Fast-track case or not, we have the track record to prove our success in high-stakes commercial disputes.

Retain Top Talent.
We have a deep bench of talent at all levels.

The firm has a reputation for across-the-board talent.  Since 1983, the firm has grown slowly and selectively.  Academically, our lawyers are first rate.  Putting those talents into practice, however, is where Gibbs & Bruns excels.  We are a culture that embraces young talent.  We have never hired a lateral partner.  Our methods and approach are instilled in each associate though hands-on, side-by-side work with our partners from the very start of their careers.  The firm is recognized for this “enviable array of talent with no weak spots.” (Chambers USA)

When the stakes are high, the firm's litigation is excellent and its preparation in cases is unmatched.
– Chambers USA