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Rusty Sewell


Rusty is a member of Winstead's Business Litigation Practice Group. He is a hard-working and tenacious advocate, litigator, and trial lawyer representing individuals and corporate clients in state and federal courts in an extensive array of contractual and commercial disputes involving real estate, lending, business divorce, and collections matters. He also counsels clients during the pre-litigation phase of disputes in an effort to obtain efficient, favorable outcomes, and avoid unnecessary cost and expense to the client.

Rusty’s experience in multiple areas of law, coupled with his trial and appellate experience allows him to develop and execute innovative strategies for complex litigation matters, allowing for settlement or resolution of challenging business and legal issues.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the seller of a commercial property in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit that included allegations of fraud against the seller, and secured a take-nothing summary judgment in the seller’s favor and an award of the seller’s attorney’s fees.
  • Represented the developer of a residential property in a dispute arising from flooding during Tropical Storm Imelda and secured a take-nothing summary judgment in the developer’s favor and an award of the developer’s attorney’s fees.
  • Represented a national bank against a borrower in a lawsuit involving allegations fraud and duress and obtained a multimillion-dollar judgment for the bank and an award of attorney’s fees.
  • Represented a commercial property owner in a lawsuit arising from a neighboring property owner’s harassment and threats made to the client’s tenants and obtained a favorable judgment following a jury trial.
  • Represented a mortgage lender in a lawsuit arising from the disputed interpretation of the borrower’s loan documents and obtained a favorable settlement for the lender.