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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
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Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


Barrett Reasoner is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP.  In his 30 years of trial practice, Barrett’s cases have spanned an array of areas, including securities, oil and gas, construction, environmental, 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 was named Best Lawyers’s “Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” Houston, 2016 and 2019; “Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” Houston, 2017; and “Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” Houston, 2015.  

Following law school, Barrett was an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas for two years. He joined Gibbs & Bruns in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.


Barrett is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The International Society of Barristers. Barrett is a past chair of the Houston Bar Foundation.  He served as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas’ Board of Directors and is a former President of the Houston Bar Association


The University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1990 Order of the Barristers London School of Economics and Political Science, Graduate Diploma, 1987 Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1986

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United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a Houston-based trial boutique with a notable reputation in the oil and gas sector. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in the energy sphere and cases range from construction disputes to royalty cases and class actions. The group has achieved prominence through a series of headline matters over the years. Robin Gibbs is a highly regarded practitioner for high-stakes litigation in the oil and gas field. Kathy Patrick and Barrett Reasoner are also highly celebrated names for major disputes, and Brian Ross also contributes to the practice.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Based in Houston, boutique litigation firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP specializes in handling high-stakes business disputes in the energy and financial services sectors. An area of recent development for the firm has been in the tech space, especially in data privacy; Aundrea Gulley and Brian Ross are defending Reynolds & Reynolds in federal antitrust MDL litigation consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois arising from its computing platform. Elsewhere, among its core financial litigation, Kathy Patrick continues to handle follow-on disputes in the wake of a $2.4bn settlement with Lehman Brothers Holdings on behalf of 14 institutional investors, while Scott Humphries, Ashley Kleber and Colin Pogge are representing Trustmark National Bank in three lawsuits related to the collapse of the Stanford Financial Group (alleged damages total $5bn). In a highly significant matter in energy sector, Mark Giugliano and Anthony Kaim resolved a seven-year dispute for Chevron regarding the transfer of its responsibility for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Other key lawyers include the firm’s founder Robin Gibbs, a standout generalist trial attorney, and Barrett Reasoner, known for his exceptional work in the energy sector