Meg Gibson, Of Counsel

MEG GIBSON focuses on preventing or winning business disputes as well as the subsequent litigation in Colorado and Texas. Meg’s background in commercial litigation means that she can win cases with dispositive motions, but she’s ready and willing to take your case to trial. Her presentation skills have been developing since she was the captain of the debate team in high school. Recently, she graduated from the NITA trial academy.

During the first year after law school, Meg negotiated settlements over
oil and gas royalty disputes, recovering approximately $2.2 million  in six months.  She attributes her success to her ability to communicate effectively with the audience – whether that is a high school educated employee or the general counsel of the company with over 30 years of experience.  If the MMG bio picright approach is used, both opposing counsel and their client understand your position and the reasonableness of the demand.

Meg focuses on resolving business disputes.  Many disputes can be resolved without filing a lawsuit, but some cannot.  Meg has handled many cases involving accounting discrepancies, one party’s termination of a contract, and deficient performance, including construction defect cases.

Meg’s experience includes a specialty in oil and gas cases, particularly when issues related to HBP leases, lease priority, or royalty payments arise. Meg’s experience in litigating and settling or winning various oil and gas disputes provides a solid foundation (title discrepancies; accounting issues such as improper post-production deductions from royalty interests or missing royalty payments, volume inconsistencies, and incorrect calculations of fluctuating overriding royalty interests; business disputes such as the interest for a debt accrued under a joint operating agreement (JOA)).

Meg believes that successful solutions are often the result of creative thinking that takes the whole picture into consideration – the law, the facts, and the personalities. Her background as an artist helps her think outside traditional boundaries. Meg was selected to participate in Leadership Arts for 2014-15 and then joined the board of Think 360 Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to providing arts access and integration in K-12 schools across Colorado. In addition, Meg has volunteered for the Metro Volunteer Lawyers for uncontested divorces since 2012 and the Faculty of Federal Advocates pro bono bankruptcy program in 2016. Recently, Meg was selected as a Rising Star in Colorado (2015-17).

Specialties

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Construction Defect Issues
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy

Licensed in Colorado and Texas

SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D.

Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, B.A. in Political Science and B.F.A. in Studio Art

Email: mgibson@pattersonsalg.com 
Phone Extension: 18

Paralegal: Cathy Tasei ǀ ctasei@pattersonsalg.com

Paralegal: Cindi Jack ǀ cjack@pattersonsalg.com 

Legal Assistant: Vicki Cataldo ǀ vcataldo@pattersonsalg.com