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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


Brian is a native Houstonian and Harvard Law graduate who became a partner at Gibbs & Bruns in 2008.  While Brian regularly excels and wins in the courtroom and arbitration hearings, he also prides himself on solving his clients’ problems outside the courtroom whenever possible.  Brian’s happy clients include some of the world’s largest energy companies, healthcare organizations, private equity funds, software companies, individual investors, and even other lawyers.

When he is not representing clients or spending time with his wife and two children, Brian is a tireless advocate for non-profit cancer organizations.  A lymphoma survivor himself, Brian has served on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, and was previously named the chapter’s “Man of the Year” after raising what was then a record-setting amount of money for blood cancer research.  Brian appeared on a national TV advertisement for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Houston-based law firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP specializes in handling commercial disputes, with a focus on the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The firm’s experienced team is capable of representing both plaintiffs and defendants across a broad range of subjects. Robin Gibbs is highly regarded for his extensive experience as a trial attorney, while Kathy Patrick has regularly returned successes for longstanding high value clients. Barrett Reasoner is an expert in handling energy-related disputes and co-leads the practice alongside Gibbs and Patrick. Brian Ross  is particularly knowledgeable in the oil and gas industry and has expertise in market defining cases. Other notable members of the team include securities specialist Sam Cruse , energy and construction advisor Ayesha Najam , and David Sheeren . Denise Lambert Drake and Jorge M. Gutierrez Gutierrez Jr. were promoted to partner in October 2022.

United States > Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas

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Brian RossGibbs & Bruns LLP

Praised for its ‘elite courtroom skills’, Gibbs & Bruns LLP exclusively handles high-profile commercial litigation. While based in Houston, the firm has a national reach and represents a broad client base, ranging from tech start-ups to major entities in the oil and gas sector. Founding partner Robin Gibbs is a veteran of the industry, with over 50 years’ experience in handling high-stakes business and commercial litigation, while Kathy Patrick is relied upon by industry powerhouses, such as Occidental, in handling high-end issues. Barrett Reasoner is adept in handling business-critical disputes for energy companies and Brian Ross is highly recommended, with a docket that includes prominent force majeure disputes stemming from Winter Storm Uri. Mark Giugliano is another key contact in the group, with considerable experience in multi-party commercial litigation, while Sam Cruse, who is commended as ‘a highly effective courtroom lawyer and negotiator’, is noted for his expertise in the energy and finance sectors.