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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, 2017-2020, and is recomended in General Commerical Disputes, 2020; 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

Litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns LLP acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial disputes. The practice is firmly established in Texas but has a nationwide reach, representing a broad client base that ranges from major energy industry players to tech start-ups. Based in Houston, the strength of the group is reflected in the extensive experience of its practice heads; with over 50 years of trial experience, founding partner Robin Gibbs is ‘exceptional’, obtaining jury verdicts in Houston and beyond; Kathy Patrick is Occidental’s “go-to” figure for high-stakes issues; and Barrett Reasoner‘s diverse practice includes particular expertise in antitrust matters. Brian Ross is also recommended and has handled a number of force majeure disputes in relation to winter storm Uri.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Gibbs & Bruns LLP in Houston is a boutique law firm which specialises in commercial disputes, in particular in the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The team is well-positioned to act for defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of topics. Robin Gibbs impresses with longstanding experience as a trial lawyer. Kathy Patrick recently was part of a team that reached a $4.5bn settlement with JPMorgan on behalf of 21 institutional investor clients. Barrett Reasoner has know-how prosecuting energy client disputes and leads the practice with Gibbs and Patrick. Brian Ross  is particularly experience in the oil and gas sector and also covers force majeure cases. Securities-specialist Sam Cruse, energy and construction advisor Ayesha Najam and David Sheeren are also noted. Ross MacDonald made partner in October 2021.