Patrick W. Whitaker is a partner in the litigation and large loss property subrogation groups.

His experience includes representing clients in disputes involving fires and explosions, commercial/residential roofing failures, catastrophic losses, construction defects, fire suppression system failures, industrial equipment failures, product liability, and general negligence matters involving mechanical/electrical/plumbing professionals. Patrick is a member of the MWM team that is co-lead counsel for the subrogation industry in the multi-district litigation matter that is born out of Winter Storm Uri.  He has successfully litigated, tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases throughout the United States.

  • Broad experience in successfully litigating and mediating property loss subrogation cases throughout the United States;
  • $1,375,000 settlement in a residential construction defect matter arising out of a fire that was caused by an improperly installed outdoor grill;
  • $1,365,000 settlement against a plumbing contractor for the negligent repair of a water distribution line;
  • $725,000 recovery in a product defect/negligent repair matter that resulted in the explosion of an industrial dog food manufacturing oven.

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Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Selected as Texas Rising Stars

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

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23 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2024 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranked Among 2024 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

In Dallas, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in commercial litigation, copyright law, corporate law, employment law/management, insurance law, labor law/management, litigation/construction, litigation/intellectual property, litigation/labor and employment, litigation/patent, mergers and acquisitions law, patent law, sports law, technology law, trademark law, and venture capital law. In Austin, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in

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Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Aaron Dilbeck, Patrick Whitaker, and Brent Lehman as 2024 Partners

“Aaron, Patrick, and Brent are three of the hardest working attorneys in our firm and I am pleased to see their commitment and focus lead to this next phase of their legal careers,” said William A. Munck, MWM’s managing partner.  “Each attorney brings unique talent to critical areas of our litigation team. We are looking forward

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Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, JD, 2007

Baylor University, BBA, 1997

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  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
    2014 – 2018

Texas, 2008

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas