Barrett Reasoner

Partner at Gibbs & Burns LLP

Barrett Reasoner

Barrett Reasoner

Partner at Gibbs & Burns LLP


Barrett Reasoner focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including oil and gas, legal and professional malpractice, construction, securities, and intellectual property.

Upon graduation from law school in 1990, Barrett was an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas. Barrett joined Gibbs & Bruns in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.

Barrett recently served as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors. He was a past President of the Houston Bar Association (2009-2010), the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation with nearly 12,000 members.


Barrett Reasoner Inducted Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year 2017" for Construction Litigation, Houston
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year 2016" for Securities Litigation, Houston
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year 2015" for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Houston
Houston May Hold Uber to Same Rules as Taxis

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Partner at Gibbs & Burns LLP

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Group Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer at Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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Partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

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Attorney at Fleming Nolen Jez LLP

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Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

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Senior Life Member, Board of Trustees at University of Texas Law School Foundation

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Former Salesman at NCR Corp.

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Lifetime Member, Development Board at The University of Texas at Austin

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Partner at Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

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Partner at Gibbs & Burns LLP
JD with Honors, the Order of Barristers
Class of 1990

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

Graduate Diploma
Class of 1987

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1986

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.


HBA Constitution, Article 1, Section 2: The object of the Association shall be to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas by educating both attorneys and citizens of their legal, civic and ethical responsibilities; to promote the administration of justice by educating the public about the qualifications of judicial candidates; by providing alternative, cost effective means for citizens to resolve their disputes, and by providing access to legal services for all; to improve the law; to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession by providing charitable and legal services to all; to promote professional ethics among its members through education; to improve community relations through charitable service and education; and to promote fellowship among its members.



Career History
1992 - Current
Assistant District Attorney
1990 - Prior
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Houston Bar Foundation was established in 1982 as a charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association. Since that time, the Foundation has supported programs that help provide legal representation to the indigent, promote community understanding of our legal system and foster the administration of justice. Through the generosity of its many contributors, the Foundation has been able to make a difference in the greater Houston community.

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Former President of United States


Chairman, Lazard Houston at Lazard Ltd.


Founder at Clean Line Energy Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Securities Litigation
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company, Litigation
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Barrett Reasoner is affiliated with Gibbs & Burns LLP, County of Harris (Texas)

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