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Honors & Awards

Munck Wilson attorneys have distinguished themselves in numerous areas of practice, earning recognition in leading publications such as Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars, D Magazine in Dallas and the Dallas Business Journal. We are tremendously proud of these past accomplishments and even more excited about our future.

The Dallas 500 – D CEO Magazine

William A. Munck and Tasha Schwikert are honored among North Texas’s most influential leaders in the 2021 issue of the Dallas 500, an annual publication by the editors of D CEO magazine.

2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Munck Wilson Mandala was named a Tier 1 firm in Dallas for commercial litigation, copyright law, labor law/management, IP litigation, and venture capital law.  The firm ranked Tier 2 and Tier 3 in Dallas in the following practices: corporate law, employment law/management, insurance law, litigation/labor and employment, patent law, sports law, litigation/construction, patent litigation, and mergers & acquisitions.  Nationally, MWM was ranked Tier 3 in sports law.

Inc. 2020 Best Workplaces

Munck Wilson Mandala is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement and the only full-service law firm to be honored.  Inc. Best Workplaces is the result of a comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.  Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 companies.

2020 Litigation Department of the Year – Texas Lawyer

The Texas Lawyer honors impact makers in the legal industry annually with the Texas Legal Awards.  Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to be named the Litigation Department of the Year in the midsize firm/general litigation category.  The firm was selected as a finalist for Litigation Department of the Year in 2018.

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion and On the Rise – Texas Lawyer

William A. Munck was honored as a Diversity & Inclusion Champion, and Tasha Schwikert, a corporate and sports law associate, was honored as a lawyer On the Rise during the Texas Legal Awards, presented by Texas Lawyer.

2020  IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property

William Munck, Greg Howison and David Doyle are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2020 edition of IP Stars USA.  MIP’s research is based on a weighted system of peer review and client feedback, combined with a review of information submitted by firms and publicly available information.

2020  Top Women Attorneys – Los Angeles Business Journal

Jenifer Wallis is among the 2020 Top Women Attorneys, identified by their peers as leaders in their respective practice areas.  Jenifer is an IP litigation and entertainment law partner of the MWM LA office.

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, published by Lawdragon, is one of the most highly respected guides to the best lawyers in the nation, representing far less than 1% of the legal profession. William A. Munck and Jenny Martinez have both been recognized as Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame Verdicts

The Texas Lawyer honor for law firms that have produced the highest verdicts from 2014-2018.  MWM was honored for two intellectual property cases: Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corp. $88,856,661.51 and iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of America Inc. $10,100,000.

2019  Texas Trailblazers – Texas Lawyer

William A. Munck was honored as a 2019 Texas Trailblazer in intellectual property.  Texas Trailblazers are professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancement of their practice.

2019  Leaders in Law – Los Angeles Business Journal

Gary Hecker is among the 2019 Leaders in Law, lawyers identified by their peers as leaders in their respective practice areas.  Gary is the managing partner of the MWM LA office and was honored in the intellectual property category.

Chambers USA

Munck Wilson Mandala has been ranked as a top intellectual property law firm in Texas by Chambers & Partners Publishing from 2010-2018. William A. Munck, our managing partner, has also been ranked as a leading individual attorney in his field (intellectual property) in Texas by Chambers & Partners Publishing from 2004-2020.  Chambers USA observed that Munck Wilson is “especially well known for its expertise in IP disputes,” and clients describe William A. Munck as “extraordinarily smart.”

IAM Patent 1000

Munck Wilson Mandala and partners William Munck, David Doyle, Greg Howison, and Mike Wilson are listed in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000.  Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US. IAM listings are the result of an exhaustive qualitative research process to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions.

Texas Super Lawyers — Thomson Reuters

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of the attorneys in the state are named to the list each year. Selection is based upon peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates.  Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters include Matthew S. Anderson (2003-2020), Alison Battiste (2020), Kelly P. Chen (2019-2020), David M. Doyle (2015-2020), Greg Howison (2011-2020), Shain Khoshbin (2007-2020), Lawrence B. Mandala (2009-2020), Jenny Martinez (2015-2020),  Michael A. McCabe (2013-2020), Robert D. McCutcheon (2004-2005, 2008-2020), Mark W. Moran, (2011-2020), Audrey E.  Mross (2010-2020), William A. Munck (2003-2020), Melanie Kemp Okon (2012, 2015-2020), Randall G. Ray (2012-2020), Michael G. Rodriguez (2015-2020), Daniel E. Venglarik (2004-2020), and Michael C. Wilson (2009-2020).

Texas Rising Stars – Thomson Reuters

Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of Texas attorneys are chosen annually to be Rising Stars. Munck Wilson is privileged to have several “Rising Stars” recognized annually for their work in business litigation, intellectual property, employment and labor, mergers and acquisitions and securities and corporate finance.  Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters include S. Wallace Dunwoody (2010-2019), Neil Ferrari (2018-2020), Marc S. Kaliser (2017-2020)), Jacob L. LaCombe (2017-2020), Sarah J. Lopano (2016-2020), Lauren Mitchell (2018-2020), and Jordan Strauss (2019, 2020).

Best Lawyers in America – Woodward/White, Inc.

The Best Lawyers in America© published by WoodwardWhite, Inc., is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.  The Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America© are William A. Munck (2006-2021) copyright law, IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law, sports law, and venture capital law; Greg Howison (2021) patent law and technology law; Larry Mandala (2021) M&A; Michael A. McCabe (2016-2021) commercial litigation, employment law-management, labor & employment litigation; Mark W. Moran (2018-2021) construction litigation; Audrey Mross (2021) employment law-management; Melanie K. Okon (2017-2021) commercial litigation and product liability-defendants; Randall G. Ray (2016-2021) corporate law and M&A; Michael C. Wilson (2018-2021) commercial litigation, IP litigation and insurance law; Charles Zerner (2019-2021) commercial litigation; and Gary Hecker (2021) IP litigation.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Woodward/White, Inc.

The inaugural Best Lawyers:Ones to Watch honors attorney in private practice who have practiced 10 years or less and stand out from the crowd.  The Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are Chase Cobern (2021) commercial litigation; Stacy Grace (2021) corporate law and M&A; Keith Harden (2021) patent law; Sarah Lopano (2021) commercial litigation; Nichole Plagens (2021) labor & employment law-management; Chad Ray (2021) commercial litigation; Tasha Schwikert (2021) construction law: and Jordan Strauss (2021) commercial litigation.

Top Verdicts in 2015, 2016 and 2017

Munck Wilson Mandala received Top Verdict listings from both Verdict Search and TopVerdict.com for trial work in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

America’s Elite Trial Lawyers

Munck Wilson Mandala was recognized by the National Law Journal and Law.com as America’s Elite Trial Lawyers in 2015.