Laura Gibson is a partner in Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. In this role, she will head up the Houston Labor and Employment practice. Ms. Gibson has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2001. She has extensive trial and appellate experience handling complex commercial litigation and arbitrations in areas involving employment, banking, energy, securities,
Ms. Gibson is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine for 2004 and 2007-15. She is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® 2009-15 and 2017 in the field of Labor and Employment Law (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) and as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law by Martindale Hubbell.
Ms. Gibson is the current President of the Houston Bar Association, a voluntary bar association with approximately 11,000 members. She is also a member of the Labor and Employment, Litigation, Appellate and Securities Litigation & Arbitration Sections of the Houston Bar Association and is a Past Chair of the Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Bar Association since 2006 and has been on the Executive Committee since 2010. She has chaired or co-chaired the following Houston Bar committees: Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards (2015-16), Administration of Justice (2014-15); Harvest Celebration (2013-14); Lawyers Against Waste (2012-13); Gender Fairness Committee (2011-12); Law Day Committee (2010-11), Juvenile Consequences Program (2009-10), Judicial Polls Committee (2008-09), and the Institutes Sub-Committee of the CLE Committee (2007-08). She is the recipient of two President Awards for her committee service. She served on the Board of Houston Lawyer Referral Service from 2008-10 including serving as President in 2009-10. She resumed her service on the HLRS Board in 2012 where she served until 2013. She served on the Board of the Houston Lawyers Volunteer Lawyers from 2012 through 2014. Ms. Gibson is a past Director of the State Bar of Texas (2012-15), a Member of the Executive Committee and was chair of the Administrative Committee. She also served as co-chair of the Texas Minority Counsel Program (2009 and 2010) and served on the Steering Committee from 2007 through 2011. In 2013, she was recognized with the TMCP Trailblazer Outside Counsel Award. In 2011, Ms. Gibson served as the President of the Association of Women Attorneys. Ms. Gibson also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association. past chair of the Legislative Action Committee of HR Houston, the Legal and Compliance Division of the Securities Industry Association and Leadership Houston (Class XVIII) where she served as General Counsel for three years.
Ms. Gibson is a former adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy for the University of Houston Law Center. She also taught as an instructor at the NITA National Session, the Southern Regional Trial Advocacy Program at the SMU School of Law and the University of Houston Deposition NITA Program.