Reagan H. “Tres” Gibbs, III

Senior Counsel | Houston


Tres Gibbs focuses his litigation practice on complex business and construction disputes as well as bankruptcy matters and creditors’ rights. Tres has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal, and bankruptcy court across Texas and in other states. Tres takes pride in understanding his clients’ business and personal needs, in addition to their legal ones, and develops practical and efficient solutions to meet them. Tres’s experience covers a wide variety of disputes in the construction, real estate, energy, financial, and corporate sectors.


  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2006

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Named “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers (2021)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” (2021-2024)
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia Magazine (2018-2022)

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended client in adversary proceeding in District of Colorado Bankruptcy Court against Trustee’s claim for turnover of property related to Debtor’s pre-petition fraudulent transfer of vintage 1965 Shelby Cobra; Prevailed on counterclaim for declaration that client’s equitable title defeated trustee’s legal title to Cobra.
  • Obtained relief from automatic stay on behalf of bank client in hotly contested single real estate Chapter 11 bankruptcy case against opposition from multiple secured creditors, which allowed client to foreclose on property and recover in full.
  • Successfully resolved complex interpleader action involving competing claims to over $3.5 million in disputed funds brought by nearly fifteen parties based in the factoring industry. Case involved claims of UCC priority, tortious interference, and breach of contract.
  • Prevailed at bench trial and obtained six figure award for client in dueling breach of contract claims; defeated opposing claims and won nearly six figure judgment.
  • Successfully resolved partnership dispute for client/member of spirit branding company and distributor against claims of fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Obtained take nothing judgment for client following bench trial on behalf of national vehicle service center against claims that client violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of client applying to probate will and be named independent executor in hotly contested will contest.
  • Prevailed on Application for Attorneys’ Fees and obtained nearly $100,000 award for client in hotly contested guardianship proceeding.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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