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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.

Chambers USA

Munck Wilson Mandala has been ranked as a top intellectual property law firm in Texas by Chambers & Partners Publishing from 2010-2017. 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 2004-2017.  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.”

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 Jamil N. Alibhai (2008-2017), Matthew S. Anderson (2003-2017), David M. Doyle (2004-2017), Walter A. Herring (2008-2017), Shain Khoshbin (2007-2017), Lawrence B. Mandala (2009-2017), Michael A. McCabe (2005-2017), Robert D. McCutcheon (2004-2017), Mark W. Moran, (2011-2017), Audrey E.  Mross (2010-2017), William A. Munck (2003-2017), Randall G. Ray (2012-2017), Michael G. Rodriguez (2012-2017), Daniel E. Venglarik (2004-2017), and Michael C. Wilson (2009-2017).

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 Kelly P. Chen (2013-2017), S. Wallace Dunwoody (2010-2017), Marc S. Kaliser (2017), Jacob L. LaCombe (2017), Sarah J. Lopano (2016-2017), Jessica L. Spaniol (2014-2017), and Patrick W. Whitaker (2014-2017).

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 listed as Best Lawyers in America are Walter A. Herring (2011-2017; commercial litigation), Michael A. McCabe (2016-2017; labor and employment litigation), William A. Munck (2006-2017; copyright law, IP litigation, patent litigation, trademark law and sports law) and Randall G. Ray ((2016-2017, corporate law).

US News & World Report Best Law Firms

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” is a listing published by Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. and U.S. News & World Report magazine.  Munck Wilson Mandala has been ranked in commercial litigation, copyright law, labor & employment litigation, intellectual property, corporate law, patent litigation and patent and trademark law from 2011-2017 in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Best Lawyers in Dallas – D Magazine

D Magazine has honored six Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys as “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” including Jamil N. Alibhai (2014), Lawrence B. Mandala (2013-2014), Michael A. McCabe (2012, 2014, 2015), Audrey E. Mross (2013, 2015), Randall G. Ray (2013, 2015) and managing partner, William A. Munck (2009-2014).

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 was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers List in 2006 and he was listed as a finalist in the top 3,000 national list 2007-2010.  Lawdragon editors called him an “IP Icon” who “can handle medical and mechanical devices as easily as firmware, hardware and software”.