Gibson Gayle Jr.

Of Counsel

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Gibson Gayle Jr.

Houston

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A partner in the Houston office since 1961, Gibson Gayle previously served as our Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1979 to January 1992. Mr. Gayle practiced law in the firm's Litigation Department and headed the Corporate department from 1978 until 1979.

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  • Education

    1950 - A.B. and J.D., summa cum laude, Baylor University Law School

    He was admitted to practice in Texas in 1950.

  • Professional activities
    • American Bar Association (ABA), Secretary
      • House of Delegates, Life Member
        • Young Lawyers Division, Chair 
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association, President
    • American Bar Endowment, President and Director   
    • ABA Journal - Board of Editors, Member
    • American Bar Foundation, Former Member, Board of Directors and Life Fellow 
    • International Bar Association, Council Member
    • State Bar of Texas, Director, President and Vice President
    • Texas Bar Foundation - Board of Trustees, Chairman
    • University of Houston Law Center, Instructor (1951 - 1955)
    • University of Texas Law School, Adjunct Professor (1994 - 2002)
    • M.D. Anderson Foundation, Board Member and President 
  • Professional honors
    • Who's Who in America - Marquis
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Baylor University (1980)
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer in Texas Award (1963)
    • Baylor Lawyer of the Year Award (1967)
    • Jurisprudence Award - Anti-Defamation League (1987)
    • Leon Jaworski Award - Houston Bar Association Auxiliary (1992)
    • Humanitarian Award - National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (1992)
    • Dean's Award - University of Houston Law School (1997)
    • Knight , Legion of Honor - Republic of France (2004)
    • Outstanding Service Award - Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (2006)
    • Lifetime Humanitarian Award - Huntington's Disease Society of America (2007)
    • Outstanding Contribution to Education Award - Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association (2008)
    • Designation as Texas Legal Legend Hall of Fame Member - State Bar of Texas (2010)
    • German Order of Merit - Republic of German (2013)
    • Gibson Gayle Jr. Classroom Dedication - University of Texas Law School (2002)
    • Gibson Gayle Jr. and Uriel E. Dutton Reading Room Decication - Baylor Law School (2003)
  • Civic involvement
    • Baylor College of Medicine, Chariman, Board of Directors (1982 - 1991), current Board Member
    • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Board of Visitors
    • Harris County Center for the Retarded - formerly on Board of Governors
    • Texas Medical Center, Inc., - Board of Directors, Life Member
    • Greater Houston Partnership - Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member
    • Houston Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Licenses
    • Texas State Bar License