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About Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Texas litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns has stayed true to its roots as a high-stakes commercial litigation firm. The firm is known for procuring settlements and verdicts of well into the millions and billions for major clients in all industries.

An Eye on the High-Stakes Prize

In 1974, Robin Gibbs, an insurance defense practitioner at Vinson & Elkins, left to form full-service firm Wood, Campbell, Moody & Gibbs P.C. He developed a trial group there, but his thirst for founding firms was not yet quenched. Gibbs—who was dubbed “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook—launched a new firm in 1983 exclusively focused on high-stakes commercial litigation. Now known as Gibbs & Bruns LLP, the firm continues with this mission.

Big Clients, Big Dollars

Gibbs & Bruns is acclaimed for its expertise in business and commercial disputes and its ability to represent clients on either side of the docket. Whether through arbitration, settlement, or trial, the firm handles cases in an array of industries—though it is especially well known for its expertise in the financial, energy, and technology sectors. The firm attributes much of its success to its unique client relationships that often include risk sharing, alternative fee arrangements, and lean trial teams.

Gibbs & Bruns has brought home big results for big clients time and time again. Representative experiences include successfully defending Enron’s Outside Directors following the company’s collapse, securing a multi-million-dollar verdict in a dispute related to cargo facilities at Newark and JFK airports, and reaching settlement agreements with major banks like JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup for amounts well into the billions of dollars. But this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of multi-million- and billion-dollar victories the firm has on its resume.

All for One

Those who work together, stay together. Gibbs & Bruns is known for its "all for one" mentality. Associates get major trial experience right off the bat by working side by side with partners throughout all stages of litigation and trial. Further, the firm doesn't hire lateral partners in favor of cultivating homegrown talent. Outside the firm, Gibbs & Bruns encourages its attorneys to bond through yearly retreats and its own amateur cycling team. Gibbs & Bruns attorneys' commitment to one another became especially evident when three partners participated in the Brazil Ironman Triathlon to raise nearly $50,000 in cancer research funds for a fellow partner who had been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Gibbs & Bruns LLP

1100 Louisiana
Suite 5300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 650-8805

Firm Stats

Co-Managing Partners: Mike Absmeier and Ashley Kleber
Hiring Partners: Ayesha Najam and Brian Ross
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50

Base Salary

1st year: $200,000

Employment Contact

Tanya Urban
Business Development, Recruiting & Media

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Houston, TX

Major Departments

Antitrust Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Bankruptcy Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Director & Officer Liability
Domestic & International Arbitration
Energy Litigation
Environmental Litigation
Institutional Investor Litigation
Intellectual Property
Plaintiffs’ Contingency Litigation
Privacy & Data Security
Private Client, Trust & Estate Litigation
*See firm site for complete list of practice areas and industries.