Areas of Practice:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Federal Criminal Investigations and Trials, including: Major Mail and Wire Fraud; Criminal Anti-Trust involving railroad, linen, plumbing, explosives and glass industries
Money Laundering and RICO Violations
U.S. Customs Investigations
Federal and State Criminal Trial & Appellate Practice
Federal Drug Investigations and Prosecutions
Criminal Tax Fraud
Criminal Environmental Fraud
Forfeiture and Civil Monetary Penalties
Representation of Professionals in disciplinary and administrative actions.
Michael P. Gibson
Michael P. Gibson is managing partner of Burleson, Pate & Gibson, LLP. His practice is focused primarily on representing individuals and companies under investigation for or charged with various Federal criminal violations. He has extensive experience representing individuals and companies for violations of the Securities laws, including SEC investigations and enforcement actions; complex financial violations involving mail and wire fraud; bank fraud; money laundering and forfeiture; bribery and kickback schemes; healthcare fraud; anti-trust violations; criminal tax cases; and other white collar crimes.
Michael P. Gibson has been named as one of Dallas's Top White Collar Defense Lawyers by D Magazine 2003-2009; as one of Texas's Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly 2003-2009. He has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for White Collar Criminal Defense for 26 consecutive years.
Michael P. Gibson's practice is both statewide and national having represented individuals and companies in investigations and trials throughout the United States of America.
Michael P. Gibson attended Texas Wesleyan College (B.S. cum laude 1966) and Southern Methodist University (J.D. 1971). He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County. He joined the Firm in 1973. He is licensed to practice law in Texas; the United States District Courts - Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, District of Montana, District of Colorado, Eastern District of Michigan and Northern District of New York; the United States Court of Appeals - Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. He has written and lectured at numerous criminal law seminars and was the Course Director for the State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course and the TCDLA Federal Criminal Law Short Course.
He has been an Adjunct Professor with the SMU School of Law in the areas of Constitutional Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Trial Practice and Trial Advocacy for over 15 years. He was President of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Dallas Bar. He is currently a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 12 years. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.