2020-2021 State Bar of Texas President-elect Laura Gibson
Gibson is a Houston-based partner in Dentons US and head of the
Texas Employment & Labor Group. She earned her J.D. from the
University of Houston Law Center in December 1984 and joined Locke
Lord in 1985. She made partner in the firm in 1992. In 1993, she
co-founded a four-lawyer firm last known as Ogden, Gibson, Broocks,
Longoria & Hall where she practiced until 2016.
Gibson was 2018-2019 chair of the State Bar Board of Directors. She was a director for District 4, 2016-2020, and served on numerous committees including the Executive Committee and Nominations and Elections Subcommittee. She is a past co-chair of the Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee.
Gibson served as 2011-2012 president of the Association of Women Attorneys and founded the Premier Women in Law luncheon during her term. She served as 2015-2016 president of the Houston Bar Association. In 2013, she received the Trailblazer Outside Counsel Award from the Texas Minority Counsel Program for her commitment to diversity. In early June 2020, Gibson founded the Liberty & Justice For All Task Force.