Winstead’s Business Divorce Team

Steve Cagle – Houston

Steve Cagle is a member of Winstead’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Steve’s practice focus is complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction and contract disputes.  Steve represents a wide range of clients from the energy, real estate and construction industries. He has represented clients in matters involving partnership disputes, derivative actions, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, theft of trade secrets and real estate disputes and transactions.  As a senior litigation attorney, Steve is experienced in key business and industry issues that enable him to rapidly establish the best direction and solution for solving business challenges as efficiently as possible. (Full Bio)

David F. Johnson – Fort Worth

David Johnson maintains an active trial and appellate practice and has consistently worked on financial institution litigation matters throughout his career.  David is the primary author of the Fiduciary Litigator blog, which reports on legal cases and issues impacting the fiduciary field in Texas.  David’s financial institution experience includes (but is not limited to): breach of contract, foreclosure litigation, lender liability, receivership and injunction remedies upon default, non-recourse and other real estate lending, class action, RICO actions, usury, various tort causes of action, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and preference and other related claims raised by receivers.  David also has experience in estate and trust disputes including will contests, mental competency issues, undue influence, trust modification/clarification, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims, and accounting. (Full Bio)

James Ruiz – Austin

James Ruiz has extensive trial experience in federal and state courts across the nation representing his clients’ business interests for more than 25 years.  James has broad industry experience in complex business and commercial litigation and arbitration cases in several substantive areas, including banking and real estate, intellectual property, securities, insurance, franchisor/franchisee disputes, corporate and partnership issues and governmental enforcement actions. James’ diversified experience has been key to his ability to come up with novel theories when handling complex litigation matters and to develop creative solutions to resolve difficult business problems. (Full Bio)