Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.  MWM is proud to have lawyers listed in Dallas, Austin, Waco, and Los Angeles this year.

Although not new to making the Best Lawyers list, David Henry – new partner of the newly established Waco office – and Eric Tautfest – new Dallas intellectual property litigation partner – make their Best Lawyers debut under MWM’s banner.

This year’s selection also designates a milestone of years being recognized by Best Lawyers for many of our attorneys: managing partner William Munck and MWM of counsel William Raman have both been selected to the list for 15 consecutive years; Carolyn Raines is MWM’s 10-year veteran of the list; while Michael McCabe, Mark Moran, Randall Ray, Eric Tautfest, Michael Wilson, and Charles-Theodore Zerner celebrate their 5-year milestone of being named Best Lawyers.

Munck Wilson Mandala would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:


  • Robert E. Linkin – Administrative / Regulatory
  • William D. Raman – Copyright Law, Litigation – IP, Trademark
  • Waco:
  • David G. Henry – Litigation – Patent


  • Jared Hoggan – Litigation – Patent
  • Gregory M. Howison – Litigation – IP, Patent Law, Technology, Trademark
  • Shain Khoshbin – Commercial Litigation
  • Amy E. LaValle – Litigation – IP, Litigation – Patent
  • Lawrence B. Mandala – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Jenny Martinez – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael A. McCabe – Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Mark W. Moran – Litigation – Construction
  • Audrey E. Mross – Employment Law – Management
  • William A. Munck – Copyright Law, Litigation – IP, Patent, Sports Law, Venture Capital
  • Carolyn R. Raines – Commercial Litigation
  • Randall G. Ray – Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Eric S. Tautfest – Litigation – IP
  • Michael C. Wilson – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – IP
  • Charles-Theodore Zerner – Commercial Litigation

Los Angeles:

  • Gary Hecker – Litigation – IP

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and is currently opening offices in Waco, Texas, and South Florida (Boca Raton).  Listed as an Inc. Best Workplace in 2020 by Inc. Magazine, the firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, real estate, employment law, and various other practices. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at