DJ Ringquist has a broad base of commercial litigation and trial experience. He has successfully handled disputes involving business contracts, fraud claims, banking and financial services, property damage, and real estate deals.
Obtained a total defense win on behalf of prominent Houston family business owner in complex, potentially $30 million dispute with a take nothing verdict after five-week jury trial. Served on trial team and managed more than 1,000 exhibits. The case was named among the largest Texas courtroom wins in 2018 by the Houston Chronicle in “The Biggest Courtroom Wins of 2018″ (subscription required) and Texas Lawbook in “The Top Texas Litigation Stories of 2018” (subscription required).
Successfully first-chaired trial for a national auto service retailer against a claim arising from the loss of a BMW, obtaining a complete defense verdict.
Represented motorcycle manufacturer in multimillion dollar trademark dispute against major powersports manufacturer, drafting several winning briefs including to defeat summary judgment.
Handled a contract lawsuit against major auto manufacturer after it shorted dealers nearly $1 million in reimbursement costs.
Drafted winning briefs to defeat summary judgment of a fraud lawsuit filed for a commercial lender against associates of the borrower.
On behalf of commercial lender, drafted winning brief in support of demurrer dismissing borrower’s complaint after the lender revoked loan commitment.
Conducted briefing and oral arguments in a successful summary judgment motion for a vehicle component manufacturer, obtaining judgment of over $400,000 (entire amount claimed by the client).
Successfully represented pro bono client during a housing court trial, obtaining dismissal of a landlord’s eviction complaint and expungement from the client’s record.
He received a Shining Star award for his pro bono work representing a Nigerian man fleeing Boko Haram, which included second-chairing a hotly contested asylum trial spanning numerous hearings over a five-month period. He was named a North Star Lawyer three times for significant pro bono work in housing, trust and estate, and immigration litigation.
Mr. Ringquist joined AZA from a large law firm in Minneapolis. Prior to law school, he worked in the United States Senate and on political campaigns. He wrestled from second grade through high school in Fergus Falls, MN, and all four years for his college’s NCAA wrestling program.