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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


A partner in the firm since 2008, Brian is an accomplished trial and appellate advocate who has represented both plaintiff and defense clients in federal court, state court, and arbitration matters. Brian focuses his practice on securities, professional malpractice, and fiduciary breach matters. However, he also has significant experience litigating real estate, executive compensation, oil and gas, and other complex contract disputes.


Brian has been recognized in various legal directories, including Legal 500 where he was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” for Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas, 2017-2019; Benchmark LItigation; Best Lawyers in America; and Thomson Reuters’ “Texas Super Lawyers.”  Brian was named “Man of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2012; and was named to “40 Under 40” Professionals List by The Houston Business Journal, 2011.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002 University of Texas, B.A., Plan II, with high honors, 1999 Phi Beta Kappa

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Brian RossGibbs & Bruns LLP

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