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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


With over three decades of trial practice, Barrett Reasoner’s complex commercial litigation practice spans a broad array of areas, including energy, construction, environmental, securities, antitrust, 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 is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Law Institute.

Highly celebrated name for major disputes.
Known for his exceptional work in the energy sector.
– Legal 500

He’s a very good trial lawyer,  He has a very calm and collected way of looking at cases and a very efficient approach.

He’s a fantastic lawyer who is great in court.

An excellent all-round attorney and person.

Barrett has a great legal mind and is extremely prepared. He has a deft courtroom presence.

He is a very good lawyer who is thorough and outcome-oriented. He starts with where you want to end up and gets you there.
– Chambers USA

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 recently served as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas’ Board of Directors.  He 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.

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United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

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Barrett ReasonerGibbs & Bruns LLP

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns LLP handles both plaintiff and defense-side work across the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors, among others. Three attorneys jointly head up the practice out of Houston: Founding partner and experienced trial lawyer Robin Gibbs is well-versed in the full gamut of commercial disputes, including contract, energy, oil and gas, antitrust and trade secret issues, among many others. Fellow co-chairs Kathy Patrick and Barrett Reasoner are also important points of contact for high-end commercial disputes and energy litigation, respectively.

United States > Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas

Houston-based Gibbs & Bruns LLP offers a boutique litigation practice which consistently handles complex business and commercial litigation in the energy sector, where it represents major energy industry companies on a variety of contentious matters, including oil and gas contract and royalties disputes as well as force majeure disputes. Long-standing experience in high-end commercial litigation matters, founding partner Robin Gibbs commands the practice together with litigation expert Kathy Patrick, noted for her prowess in environmental and energy litigation, and Barrett Reasoner, also well-versed in energy litigation proceedings. Other names to note include force majeure disputes specialist Brian Ross, and oil and gas litigation experts Mark Giugliano and Sam Cruse.