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Named the “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook, Robin Gibbs has over 45 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Robin is the Founding Partner of Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a boutique firm engaged exclusively in high-stakes commercial litigation. The firm is acclaimed for its high-value and precedent-setting work across the energy, technology, construction and financial services sectors, among others. Gibbs & Bruns is renowned for its signature lean trial teams and representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters.
Robin received the 2018 “J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award” from Texas Appleseed highlighting his longtime pro bono legal, civic and charitable efforts in Texas. In 2017, Robin was named the “Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer” by the Texas Bar Foundation and received the Texas Lawyer’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Robin is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The International Society of Barristers. He is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by TEX-ABOTA, 2012.
Robin has served as a Trustee of The University of Texas Law School Foundation since 2008 and is presently the Foundation Chair (2015-2018). He served on the Executive Committee of The University of Texas Law Alumni Association (2002-2003); and was President of the Texas Law Review Association (1999-2000). Robin received the “Dean Leon Green Award” from the Texas Law Review Association, 2010. UT Law students participate in the annual “Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Competition” in which the final rounds are judged by Gibbs & Bruns trial lawyers.
Robin’s accolades include being named to the “Top 25 US Litigators” list by Expert Guides and the “Top 15 Trial Lawyers in US” list by International Commercial Litigation. Robin is recognized as a Leading U.S. Trial Lawyer by Legal 500, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Benchmark Litigation. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, for over 25 years, in the areas of Antitrust, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Securities Law; and was named Best Lawyers’ Houston “Securities Lawyer of the Year” 2012 and “Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” 2011. He was named a “Trial Ace” by Law 360, 2015. Robin was named a “Go To” lawyer for Securities Litigation by Texas Lawyer. Robin has appeared on Thompson Reuters’ “Texas Super Lawyer” list since 2003, and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyer “Top 10” and “Top 100” lists.
Last updated October 2018