This week, nine Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys were recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2022, by Thomson Reuters.  The attorneys honored were MWM partners Keith Harden, William Howison, Jacob (Jake) LaCombe, Sarah Lopano, Lauren Mitchell, and Jordan Strauss; and associates David Arvesen, Aaron Dilbeck, and Nichole Plagens.

Dilbeck and Howison are newly honored this year as Texas Rising Stars and Lopano and Strauss are recognized among the prestigious Up and Coming 50: 2022 Women in Texas Rising Stars.  Lopano was also listed among the Up and Coming 100: 2022 Texas Rising Stars.  The MWM attorneys were selected in the categories of intellectual property, civil litigation/defense, business litigation, employment litigation/defense, and intellectual property litigation.

Published by Thomson Reuters, the Texas Rising Stars listing recognizes the top young lawyers in the state based on a multiphase process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  MWM is extremely proud of this honor and congratulates our nine Texas Rising Stars.

The following list details our MWM attorneys who have been selected as 2022 Texas Rising Stars:

  • David Arvesen – Intellectual Property
  • Aaron Dilbeck – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Keith Harden – Intellectual Property
  • William Howison – Intellectual Property
  • Jacob LaCombe – Intellectual Property
  • Sarah Lopano – Business Litigation (Up and Coming 50: 2021 Women Texas Rising Stars and Up and Coming 100: 2022 Texas Rising Stars)
  • Lauren Mitchell – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Nichole Plagens – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Jordan Strauss – Intellectual Property Litigation

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 an office in Miami, Florida.  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