Munck Wilson Mandala

Elliott C. Riches

(972) 628-3683

Elliott C. Riches is an associate practicing in the firm’s litigation group. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

While in law school, Elliott received numerous awards for academic excellence and trial and appellate advocacy. He was also involved as an assistant coach for Wake Forest’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Team, a member of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, and research assistant for a Professor of Law, and a competitor on the law school’s trial teams.

Prior to law school, Elliott attended Baylor University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2018 as part of the Baylor Business Fellows program, completing additional majors in economics and political science as well as a minor in mathematics. He also received his M.S. in economics from Baylor University in 2018. In 2021, he graduated from Wake Forest University Law School, manga cum laude.

Prior to joining MWM, he worked with the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s Major Crime Section and Civil Division, and the Office of State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Career Criminals Unit.

Representative Matters

  • Currently representing optoelectronic sensor company in long-standing trade secret and breach of contract (E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented automated live-streaming company in patent litigation where company sucessfully defended against injunction sought by its competitor (E.D. Tex.)
  • Currently representing digitial picture frame manufacturer in patent litigation (C.D. Cal.)
  • Successfully represented online internet marketing company in patent litigation as lead associate and primary drafter of complaint and motion for preliminary injunction. Competitior agreed to abandon plans to compete and shut down product within 48 hours of case being filed (W.D. Tex.)
  • Currently representing Aerospace company as lead associate in trademark infringement litigation (W.D. Tex.)
  • Currently representing 3D scanner manufacturer in patent and copyright litigation (E.D.N.Y.)


Wake Forest University, 2021
School of Law Juris Doctorate
magna cum laude
Baylor University, 2018
M.S. Economics
Baylor University,
Business Fellows, Economics, Political Science

Honors & Awards

Academic Excellence awards: Torts, Legislative & Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Arbitration, Equitable & Legal Remedies, Constitutional Law II

Champion, 2021 Zeliff Trial Competition

Champion, 2019 Stanley Moot Competition

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2021

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Patents Litigation

Trade Secrets Litigation