Munck Wilson Mandala

Pharra K. McDonald

Staff Attorney
(737) 270-2210

Pharra McDonald is a litigation staff attorney working in MWM’s South Austin Office. Pharra joins MWM to handle credit union and firm collection cases, among other litigation matters. Her unique legal background includes working as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney at the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted more than twenty-six jury trials and one bench trial.

Prior to joining MWM, Pharra worked as senior staff counsel for Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company where she litigated property and personal injury disputes. Pharra is skilled in negotiation, mediations, depositions and case management. She received her J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she participated on the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, was a member of the Student Bar Association, and received two American Jurisprudence Awards. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society, the Student Government Association, and the debate team.


Texas Southern University, 2015
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Juris Doctorate
University of Oklahoma, 2012
B.A. in Criminology
Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society

Associations & Memberships

Austin Bar Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

L. Clifford Davis Legal Association/Tarrant County Black Bar Association

Austin Black Lawyers Association

The Junior League

State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2016

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation