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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
1100 LOUISIANA
SUITE 5300
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
United States

Position

Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Career

Barrett Reasoner is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad 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’s representative clients include: Kinder Morgan, Uber Technologies, Texas Children’s Hospital, Waste Management, Venoco, Inc., SM Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources, and Insperity.

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.

 

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

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Barrett ReasonerGibbs & Bruns LLP

(Leading trial lawyers)

Barrett ReasonerGibbs & Bruns LLP

Barrett ReasonerGibbs & Bruns LLP Based in Houston, Barrett Reasoner is considered a true generalist, with a docket of past and present cases including environmental mass torts, trade secrets, antitrust, defamation and breach of contract disputes. In a pending matter, he is representing Waste Management in its defense of a class action filed by over 600 plaintiffs seeking over $700m in personal injury and property damages.

Barrett ReasonerGibbs & Bruns LLP Based in Houston, Barrett Reasoner is considered a true generalist, with a docket of past and present cases including environmental mass torts, trade secrets, antitrust, defamation and breach of contract disputes. In a pending matter, he is representing Waste Management in its defense of a class action filed by over 600 plaintiffs seeking over $700m in personal injury and property damages.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Based in Houston, boutique firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in energy, technology and financial services litigation. In an ongoing matter, Kathy Patrick is acting for 21 institutional investors in claims against JP Morgan regarding the distribution of a $4.5bn settlement agreement reached in 2013. Founding partner Robin Gibbs continues to handle major cases in the oil and gas industry, including breach of contract, trade secrets and construction and engineering disputes. Barrett Reasoner is also noted for his impressive record in energy litigation, and Ross MacDonald is a recommended associate in the practice group.

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

Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a litigation boutique based in Houston with recognized expertise in the oil and gas sector. Though the firm is strongest in Houston, it has experience handling a wide range of energy cases for both plaintiffs and defendants on a nationwide basis. Robin Gibbs has extensive experience representing clients in energy and oil and gas litigation and Kathy Patrick is also highly experienced in this space, having recently been involved in a number of high-profile and high-risk cases. Barrett Reasoner has a broad commercial litigation practice covering securities, oil and gas, construction, environmental, and intellectual property law. Brian Ross is also recommended in the practice group.