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Civil Litigation

The attorneys at Gibson Law Group have successfully represented business clients in a wide variety of litigation matters before the state and federal district and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts and specialized administrative law panels. Our litigation practice covers the range from small insurance defense and collection matters to multi-party, complex commercial and trade secret litigation. Gibson Law Group’s litigation practice is a mainstay of our business, and we do not embark on any litigation engagement with any purpose except to win. We are forthright in our pre-engagement evaluation of the merits of litigation projects, and we are willing to consider alternative fee arrangements, contingent fee contracts and lump sum engagements in appropriate circumstances. The primary areas of civil litigation for Gibson Law Group’s practice are listed below.

Commercial Litigation

The firm frequently represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of commercial cases, including breach of contract claims, claims under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Uniform Commercial Code cases, bank foreclosure actions, forcible entry and detainer actions, commercial fraud and trade secret cases, and collection actions.

Oil and Gas Litigation

Gibson Law Group represents service companies, large independent exploration and production companies, drilling contractors and royalty owners in various oil and gas related lawsuits. Lawsuits may include suits on gas sale contracts, negligence and breach of contract claims relating to lost wells and blow outs, title disputes, claims for surface and environmental damage, royalty claims, suits to replace lease operators, suits to collect joint interest billings, lien claims under the Texas and Louisiana oil and gas lien statutes, fraud and bad investment cases and accounting disputes among joint interest owners.

Construction Litigation

Gibson Law Group is experienced in representing property owners, general contractors and subcontractors in a range of construction related litigation, including lien claims, collection cases, breach of contract cases, product liability claims, warranty claims, defense of personal injury claims, claims against surety bonds and defense of DTPA claims.

Environmental Litigation

Gibson Law Group has represented primarily oil and gas industry clients in connection with the defense of CERCLA claims, defense of multiparty toxic tort claims, regulatory audits and inspections, claims relating to releases from underground storage tanks, nuisance claims and indemnification and contribution claims among co-defendants.

Insurance Defense

Through relationships with a number of national automobile and fire and casualty insurers as well as self-insured institutional clients, Gibson Law Group performs a substantial volume of defense work in claims brought by plaintiffs seeking damages.                                  

Shareholder and corporate Litigation

Gibson Law Group is experienced in the representation of shareholders in private corporations relating to oppression claims, and corporate governance disputes. The firm's representation of corporate constituencies includes claims under the business opportunity doctrine, claims for breach of fiduciary duties, and claims for indemnification by officers and directors.