Munck Wilson Mandala


Patrick W. Whitaker

Principal Attorney
Litigation
Dallas
(972) 628-4504

Patrick W. Whitaker is a principal attorney in the firm’s complex litigation/dispute resolution group and is a member of the firm’s large loss property subrogation practice. Patrick’s practice focuses on large property loss recovery.  His experience includes fires and explosions, commercial/residential roofing failures, catastrophic losses, construction defects, fire suppression system failures, industrial equipment failures, product liability, and general negligence matters involving mechanical/electrical/plumbing professionals.

Patrick is a member of the MWM team that is co-lead counsel for the subrogation industry in the multi-district litigation matter that is born out of Winter Storm Uri.  Patrick has successfully litigated, tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases throughout the United States.

Representative Matters

  • Broad experience in successfully litigating and mediating property loss subrogation cases throughout the United States;
  • $1,375,000 settlement in a residential construction defect matter arising out of a fire that was caused by an improperly installed outdoor grill;
  • $1,365,000 settlement against a plumbing contractor for the negligent repair of a water distribution line;
  • $725,000 recovery in a product defect/negligent repair matter that resulted in the explosion of an industrial dog food manufacturing oven.

Education

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2007
Juris Doctorate
Baylor University, 1997
B.B.A. Marketing and Real Estate

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

 

Honors & Awards

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
2014 – 2018

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

 

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Large Loss Property Subrogation