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

Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Associate, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


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.

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


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)


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


Lawyer Rankings

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