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Barrett H. Reasoner

Term: 2013 — 2016

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Barrett Reasoner is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a premier litigation boutique based in Houston.  Mr. Reasoner focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including securities, oil and gas, legal and professional malpractice, construction, and intellectual property.  Mr. Reasoner received his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, with honors, in 1990.  He was a member of the Order of the Barristers.  Mr. Reasoner received a graduate diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1987, and his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University in 1986.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Reasoner was an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas for two years.  He joined Gibbs & Bruns in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.  

Mr. Reasoner is a Fellow in The International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Law Institute.  He currently serves as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors.  Mr. Reasoner served as President of the Houston Bar Association (2009-2010) and as a member of the Board of Directors (2000-2013).  He is the recipient of three bar President's Awards for outstanding service and dedication in chairing various bar committees.  Mr. Reasoner was the former Chairman of the Board of Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and served on its Board of Directors (2002-2006).  He is a member of the American Judicature Society and served on its Board of Directors (1994-2000) and Executive Committee (1997-1999).  He is also a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Reasoner’s additional civic leadership includes service on The University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees; The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association Executive Committee; the Development Board of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; the Advisory Council of UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and the Boards of Trustees of St. John’s School (2006-2012), the Joy School (2007 - ), and St. Pius X High School (2013 - ).

Mr. Reasoner’s professional accolades include being named a Leading U.S. Trial Lawyer by Legal 500; named to Legal Media Group's World's Leading Litigation Lawyers; listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual for Commercial and Energy Litigation; listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law and Securities Law; named in Legal Media’s  Benchmark Litigation; named in Legal 500 for Energy Litigation; listed in Who's Who Legal and Who's Who in American Law; and named to the “Texas Super Lawyer” list.

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