Rick Gibson

Senior Counsel

Construction Law, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
rgibson@loveinribman.com
817-442-5106
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Rick Gibson is a Senior Counsel at Lovein Ribman, P.C. with more than 30 years experience in litigation, including over 25 jury trials and arbitrations in Texas. His extensive experience includes: commercial and residential construction defect cases – involving both defective workmanship and design claims – including office buildings, large retail businesses, nursing homes and high-end homes; contract and other commercial litigation; deceptive business practices; catastrophic injury and death; toxic torts; product liability; and all types of insurance defense cases. He recognizes the importance of intensive client communication, including listening, and of thoroughly understanding the details of the client’s business with the many critical insights the client brings to further the successful resolution of any dispute.

Rick grew up in Southern Illinois, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Eastern Illinois University, where he was on staff of the college newspaper and a member of the student senate disciplinary committee. Before law school, he was a reporter and editor for two daily newspapers, covering politics, crime, high school and college sports, among other things. He contributed stories to wire services and major metropolitan newspapers. He subsequently served as a youth pastor, and interim head pastor, for a church in Central Illinois. He also umpired high school and college baseball.

Rick then attended law school at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where he graduated number two in his class, served on the staff of the Mississippi Law Journal, and won several AmJur and other awards.

Upon graduation from Ole Miss in 1986, he began his legal career with a national law firm’s home office in Houston. In the ensuing years, he has handled cases in state and federal courts in every part of Texas, from Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, and from Beaumont to El Paso. In addition to handling lawsuits, he has held seminars for clients on Texas construction law and other matters, and provided “preventive law” services for clients, such as risk management and accident investigation polices, and, for example, drafting an indemnity agreement for inclusion in the contracts of a national energy company. He also served as one of the initial Texas state co-chairs for the Council on Litigation Management.

  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1986
  • B.A., Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1981
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • AmJur Awards in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, Torts;
  • West Publishing Company Award; Pat D. Holcomb Award; Frederick P. Hamel Memorial Award
  • Member, Mississippi Law Journal
  • Past co-chair, Texas, Council on Litigation Management
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

About

Rick Gibson is a Senior Counsel at Lovein Ribman, P.C. with more than 30 years experience in litigation, including over 25 jury trials and arbitrations in Texas. His extensive experience includes: commercial and residential construction defect cases – involving both defective workmanship and design claims – including office buildings, large retail businesses, nursing homes and high-end homes; contract and other commercial litigation; deceptive business practices; catastrophic injury and death; toxic torts; product liability; and all types of insurance defense cases. He recognizes the importance of intensive client communication, including listening, and of thoroughly understanding the details of the client’s business with the many critical insights the client brings to further the successful resolution of any dispute.

Rick grew up in Southern Illinois, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Eastern Illinois University, where he was on staff of the college newspaper and a member of the student senate disciplinary committee. Before law school, he was a reporter and editor for two daily newspapers, covering politics, crime, high school and college sports, among other things. He contributed stories to wire services and major metropolitan newspapers. He subsequently served as a youth pastor, and interim head pastor, for a church in Central Illinois. He also umpired high school and college baseball.

Rick then attended law school at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where he graduated number two in his class, served on the staff of the Mississippi Law Journal, and won several AmJur and other awards.

Upon graduation from Ole Miss in 1986, he began his legal career with a national law firm’s home office in Houston. In the ensuing years, he has handled cases in state and federal courts in every part of Texas, from Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, and from Beaumont to El Paso. In addition to handling lawsuits, he has held seminars for clients on Texas construction law and other matters, and provided “preventive law” services for clients, such as risk management and accident investigation polices, and, for example, drafting an indemnity agreement for inclusion in the contracts of a national energy company. He also served as one of the initial Texas state co-chairs for the Council on Litigation Management.

Education

  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1986
  • B.A., Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1981

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honors

  • AmJur Awards in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, Torts;
  • West Publishing Company Award; Pat D. Holcomb Award; Frederick P. Hamel Memorial Award
  • Member, Mississippi Law Journal
  • Past co-chair, Texas, Council on Litigation Management
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Contact Rick Gibson

rgibson@loveinribman.com
817-442-5106
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