Ryan Cunningham

Ryan A. Cunningham

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Ryan Cunningham focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation/arbitration. He has second-chair jury trial experience, including direct and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses, as well as arguing motions in limine, directed verdict, exhibits and jury charge. Ryan has additional experience in commercial real estate transactions, and corporate formation and organization.

Ryan Cunningham focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation/arbitration. He has second-chair jury trial experience, including direct and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses, as well as arguing motions in limine, directed verdict, exhibits and jury charge. Ryan has additional experience in commercial real estate transactions, and corporate formation and organization.

Ryan’s experience includes:

  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict and award for publicly-traded industrial and infrastructure company over competing claims of breach of contract, as well as fraud and negligence
  • Defended publicly-traded global steel pipe manufacturer and supplier in jury trial over competing claims of breach-of-contract and fraud; obtained settlement during case-in-chief
  • Obtained multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of major league sports franchise through prosecution of breach-of-contract and breach-of-warranty claims in international construction arbitration case
  • Obtained arbitration award for real estate developer against contractor for breach of contract and fraud
  • Defended international architecture firm against unmeritorious nine-figure breach-of-contract, fraud, negligence and fiduciary duty claims made by real-estate developer
  • Obtained multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of publicly-traded global steel pipe manufacturer and supplier in commercial contract case involving breach of contract and security interests
  • Obtained settlements for publicly-traded pipeline owner in eight-figure litigation in Texas and Oklahoma
CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 2017
    Order of the Barristers
  • B.S., Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
    Certificate in Business, McCombs’ School of Business
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Construction Litigation (2022)
    • Named, Ones to Watch List, The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law & Construction Litigation (2021-2023)
    • Named, Top Lawyer: Construction Law, Houstonia Magazine (2020-2022)
    • Selected to rank law schools for U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 annual rankings
Professional History
    • South Texas College of Law – Houston
      • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy Class, Aug. 2020–Present
      • Moot Court Coach, Oct. 2017– Present