Dallas, TX, Mar. 12, 2018 —–Ten Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2018.  The attorneys were selected in the categories of intellectual property, IP litigation, business litigation, employment litigation and business/corporate law.

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.

Three of the recognized Rising Stars, Kelly Chen, Wallace Dunwoody and Jessica Spaniol, are also listed among the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars.  Chen and Spaniol are also listed among the Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars.

“We have an impressive group of talented and hardworking attorneys at our firm,” said William Munck, MWM’s managing partner.  “We are proud of their contributions and accomplishments.”

The following Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been selected as 2018 Texas Rising Stars:


Kelly Chen – Intellectual Property Litigation

Wallace Dunwoody – Intellectual Property Litigation

Neil Ferrari – Intellectual Property

Marc Kaliser – Business/Corporate

Jacob LaCombe – Intellectual Property

Sarah Lopano – Business Litigation

Lauren Mitchell – Employment Litigation: Defense

Jessica Spaniol – Business Litigation

Wei Wei – Business Litigation

Patrick Whitaker – Business Litigation


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 http://www.munckwilson.com.


Shannon Tipton, 972-628-4500