Mr Colin Pogge > Gibbs & Bruns LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Associate, Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Career

Colin has crafted a true generalist trial practice at Gibbs & Bruns. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Colin has gone to trial and spearheaded cases – large and small – in the areas of oil and gas, energy and environmental regulations, financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate, commercial contract disputes, mass tort, entertainer contracts, trade secrets, malicious use of force, and more. Whether it is a high-stakes, high-dollar case or a small case that simply matters to his client – Colin is known for approaching every matter with initiative and a can-do attitude.   

Colin’s efforts have been recognized by his colleagues, peers, and clients in a variety of legal publications including Legal 500 – recommended in Oil & Gas Litigation (2019), and in Thomson Reuters’ “Texas Rising Stars” (2018-2020). 

With a dedication to civic and community service, Colin proudly serves as Gibbs & Bruns’ pro bono coordinator. His community outreach includes serving on the Houston Bar Association’s Communities in Schools Committee, the Houston Bar Association’s Board of Directors, and Teach for America – Houston’s Board of Directors. Colin’s community and civic efforts are featured in Texas Super Lawyers‘ 2020 Texas Rising Stars: “Colin Pogge’s Teachable Moments.”

Following graduation from Notre Dame, Colin joined Teach for America.  He was placed in Houston and taught 5th Grade at an HISD elementary school, where he also served as co-chair of the school’s newly formed running club. As a second-year teacher, Colin was the “Content Leader” for other TFA Houston 5th Grade teachers and became a “Corps Member Advisor” helping incoming teachers prepare for the schoolyear. 

After two years of teaching, Colin entered the University of Texas School of Law. As a first-year law student, Colin and a friend won the school-wide mock trial competition. He later served as an Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. After graduating law school with honors, Colin returned to Houston, where he served as law clerk to The Honorable Sim Lake, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. 

Colin joined Gibbs & Bruns in 2011 and was elected partner seven years later

Memberships

Houston Bar Association, Board of Directors – Position 3 (2020-2021), Communities in Schools Internship Committee (2012-2020), Co-Chair (2015), Mock Trial Director; Teach for America – Houston, Board of Directors; Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member; Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Charity Golf Tournament Committee (2011-2020)

Education

University of Texas Law School, J.D., with honors, 2010, Order of the Coif,The Order of Barristers, Texas Law Review, Articles Editor; The University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005