Dallas, TX, Mar. 8, 2017 —–Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to announce seven attorneys were recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2017.  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.

This year, two additional lists will be published: Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars and Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars.  Munck Wilson is proud to have three attorneys listed among the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars: Kelly Chen, Wallace Dunwoody and Jessica Spaniol.  Chen and Spaniol are also listed among the Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars.

The following Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been selected as 2017 Texas Rising Stars:

Kelly Chen – IP Litigation

Wallace Dunwoody – IP Litigation

Marc Kaliser – Business/Corporate

Jacob LaCombe – Intellectual Property

Sarah Lopano – Business

Jessica Spaniol – Business

Patrick Whitaker – Business

The annual list honors lawyers age 40 or younger or those who have been practicing law for no more than 10 years. The full list of Texas Rising Stars will be published in the Texas Monthly April 2017 issue and the Texas Rising Stars Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, trademark and other intellectual property disputes. The firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at https://munckwmdev.wpengine.com.