The Fiduciary Litigator provides important legal news, updates on recently decided and pending case precedent, and commentary to directors, officers, managers, in-house counsel, trust officers, and wealth advisors who work for financial institutions that serve in fiduciary roles, as well as attorneys and court personnel who provide legal services in the fiduciary area.

The Fiduciary Litigator serves as a go-to resource for those who need to stay current on legal cases and issues impacting the fiduciary field in Texas. Blog topics include summaries and commentary covering Texas Supreme Court opinions and Texas intermediate courts of appeals’ opinions that impact the fiduciary field, as well as other topical issues that arise in fiduciary litigation.

 Lead Writer

David F. Johnson
dfjohnson@winstead.com

David Fowler Johnson is widely recognized as one of the go-to fiduciary litigators in Texas. David’s practice focuses on trust, estate, and closely-held business disputes. A frequent writer and speaker, David is known around the state as a thought leader in the fiduciary area. His award-winning blog, The Fiduciary Litigator, features recent case law, legislative changes, and other precedent that impacts fiduciaries in Texas. David received the JD Supra 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for Wealth Management, which was his third year in a row for such an award. He was also named a “Go-To Thought Leader” in Fiduciary Litigation by the National Law Review in 2020.

David’s experience in trust and estate disputes includes will contests, elder abuse, mental competency, undue influence, trust modification/reformation/clarification, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims.  He also handles matters involving trust decanting, trust severance and joinder, account disputes, power of attorney disputes, suits for judicial instruction and discharges, heirship proceedings, suits to remove a fiduciary, and accountings. Additionally, David has a transactional practice for trust departments in providing legal opinions on the construction of trust documents, documenting release and consent agreements, resignations, successor appointments, modification of trusts, trust mergers, trust severances, etc.  Read more