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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

The Firm

Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a litigation boutique engaged exclusively in high-stakes business and commercial litigation.  The firm is acclaimed for its high-value and precedent-setting work across the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors, among others. Gibbs & Bruns is renowned for its signature lean trial teams and representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters.  Representation of clients on both sides of the docket gives our trial lawyers unique insights into what motivates opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.


As top-flight as it gets. A boutique staffed with outstanding lawyers.

Chambers USA 2016


Founded by Robin Gibbs, named “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook, the firm sustains a forward-thinking culture of creativity and a personal approach to managing its client matters.  Reciprocity is at the core of all of the firm’s client engagements. Risk sharing with clients and innovative fee arrangements are a hallmark of Gibbs & Bruns' practice.  The firm’s track record of successes for clients since 1983 attests to the talents, creativity, and dedication of the firm’s trial lawyers.


The firm’s client base is comprised of many of the nation's largest energy, technology, industrial, professional and financial service companies.  Representative clients include: Appaloosa Management LP, BHP Billiton Petroleum, BlackRock Capital Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Cerberus Capital Management, Chevron, ConocoPhillips Company, DaVita, Inc., former outside directors of Enron Corporation, Enterprise Products, ERG Resources, L.L.C., Exxon, Fannie Mae, Frontera, FTE Automotive, Goldman Sachs Capital Management, Huntsman Corporation, Insperity, Invesco, John O’Quinn Foundation, Kinder Morgan, Matrix Petroleum, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Occidental Petroleum, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Quantum Energy, Reynolds and Reynolds, Sanchez Oil & Gas, SM Energy, SourceGas Distribution, Texas Children’s Hospital, Trust Company of the West, Trustmark National Bank, U.S. Pipeline, Venoco, Inc., Western Asset Management, and Zachry Construction Corporation.


Recent Accolades

2016 Benchmark Litigation named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Top Ten Plaintiffs Firm” list

2016 Texas Lawyer Litigation Department of the Year – Winner, Small Firm Category

2016 Robin Gibbs named “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by Texas Lawbook

2016 Kathy Patrick named Law 360’s “One of the Most Influential Women in Securities Law”

2016 Chambers USA named Gibbs & Bruns a “Tier 1 Commercial Litigation Firm,” 2004-2016

2015 Robin Gibbs named a “Trial Ace” by Law 360

2015 National Law Journal named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Elite Trial Lawyers” feature

2014 Law 360 named Gibbs & Bruns one of the “Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms”

2014 National Law Journal named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Elite Trial Lawyers” feature

2014 Law 360 named Gibbs & Bruns a “Texas Powerhouse”

2014 Kathy Patrick named “Premier Woman In the Law” by AWA

2014 Texas Lawyer named Gibbs & Bruns the “Top Mid-Size General Litigation Firm”

2012 Financial Times named Gibbs & Bruns the “Top US Litigation Firm” in its “Innovative Lawyers”

2012 The National Law Journal named Gibbs & Bruns to its inaugural “Litigation Boutiques Hot List”

2009 The American Lawyer named Gibbs & Bruns one of the top four litigation boutiques in the U.S

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