Stephen Gibson


Senior Attorney

500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7579

Stephen is a Senior Attorney in the Dallas office, where he is a member of the Business Litigation practice group.

Stephen' s practice primarily focuses on insurance and appeals. His appellate advocacy begins in the trial courts by assisting trial counsel with the preparation of critical motions and the documents that frame the findings. His representation continues after trial in post-trial motions and on appeal with the preparation of briefs and presentation of oral argument.

He began his appellate experience by serving as a briefing and research attorney at the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas. He has since continued in private practice representing clients on appeal in matters such as aviation, construction defect, eminent domain, insurance and other contract disputes, products liability, professional liability, and premises liability cases. In addition to post-verdict and appellate representation, Stephen works closely with trial counsel in the formulation of strategic legal analysis that shapes the issues presented to the trier of fact.

In the insurance field, he provides guidance and analysis in contractual and extra-contractual liability insurance disputes. Stephen' s experience in insurance matters includes advise and analysis of a wide spectrum of liability insurance policies including commercial liability, professional liability and director' s and officer' s liability insurance. He also has extensive experience in environmental liability coverage disputes.

Stephen has lead several courses on legal writing and civil procedure. He maintains a strong interest in legal education, as indicated by his speaking engagements for bar and professional groups on topics related to insurance and litigation.


  • Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University
  • Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law


  • Best Lawyers in America in Insurance, Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, 2012, 2017
  • Top-Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law, American Lawyer Media, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2016


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

(Representative Deals & Suits) - Published Appellate Decisions


  • Dike v. Peltier Chevrolet, Inc., 343 S.W.3d 179 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2011, no pet.)
  • Chrysler Ins. Co. v. Greenspoint Dodge of Houston, 297 S.W.3d 248 (Tex. 2009)
  • Gunter v. Empire Pipeline Corp., 310 S.W.3d 19 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2009, pet denied)
  • Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Nokia, Inc., 268 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. 2008)
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. Samsung Electronics America, 268 S.W.3d 506 (Tex. 2008)
  • Medical Protective Co. v. Herrin, 235 S.W.3d 866 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2007, no pet.)
  • Signal Peak Enterprises of Texas, Inc. v. Bettina Investments, Inc., 138 S.W.3d 915 (Tex.
  • App. – Dallas 2004, pet. dism’d)(in the court of appeals only)
  • Dallas Central Appraisal Dist. v. Wang, 87 S.W.3d 697 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2002, pet. denied)
  • Southstar Energy Corp. v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 42 S.W.3d 187 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 2001, no pet.)
  • Checker Bag Co. v. Washington, 27 S.W.3d 625 (Tex. App. – Waco 2000, no pet.)
  • Sanes v. Clark, 25 S.W.3d 800 (Tex. App. – Waco 2000, pet. denied)
  • St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Geo Pipe Co., 25 S.W.3d 900 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2000, pet. dism’d by agr.)
  • J. D. Abrams, Inc. v. McIver, 966 S.W.2d 87 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1998, no pet.)
  • North Ridge Corp. v. Walraven, 957 S.W.2d 116 (Tex. App. – Eastland 1997, pet. denied)
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Dominguez, 793 S.W.2d 66 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1990), rev’d, 873 S.W.2d 373 (Tex. 1994)
  • Agrichem, Ltd. v. Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., 877 S.W.2d 851 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 1994, no writ)
  • Gee v. Lewisville Memorial Hospital, Inc., 849 S.W.2d 458 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 1993, writ denied)
  • Sherwin-Williams Co. v. Trinity Contractors, Inc., 852 S.W.2d 37 (Tex. App. – Waco 1993, writ denied)
  • Dallas Market Center Development Co. v. Beran & Shelmire, 824 S.W.2d 819 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1991, writ denied)
  • Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp. v. Universal Health Services, Inc., 778 S.W.2d 492 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1989, writ denied), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 854 (1990)
  • Nelson v. Neal, 787 S.W.2d 343 (Tex. 1990)
  • Responsive Terminal Systems, Inc. v. Boy Scouts of America, 790 S.W.2d 738 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1990, writ denied)
  • Shook v. Herman, 759 S.W.2d 743 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1988, writ denied)
  • Doctors Hospital Facilities v. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, 750 S.W.2d 177 (Tex. 1988)
  • American Motorists Insurance Co. v. Sells, 747 S.W.2d 27 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 1987, writ denied)


  • Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute