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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 was honored among North Texas’s most powerful and influential leaders in the 2020 issue of the Dallas 500, an annual publication by the editors of D CEO magazine.

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  IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property

William Munck and Greg Howison are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 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.

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.

2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Munck Wilson Mandala was named a Tier 1 firm in Dallas for commercial litigation, copyright law, IP litigation, and venture capital law.  The firm was also named a Tier 2 and Tier 3 firm in mergers & acquisitions, corporate and employment law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019.

2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine

Munck Wilson Mandala had five attorneys named Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2019.  MWM attorneys listed are William A. Munck, Jenny Martinez, Jamil Alibhai, Audrey Mross, and Michael McCabe.

2018 Litigation Department of the Year

The Texas Lawyer honors impact makers in the legal industry annually with the Professional Excellence Awards.  Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to be the midsize firm finalist for 2018 Litigation Department of the Year.

Inc. 2018 Best Workplaces

Munck Wilson Mandala is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement.  Inc. Best Workplaces is the result of a comprehensive measurement of private American companies who 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.

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 2004-2017.  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.”

IAM Patent 1000

Munck Wilson Mandala and partners William Munck, David Doyle, and Mike Wilson are listed in the 2019 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 Jamil N. Alibhai (2008-2019), Matthew S. Anderson (2003-2019), Kelly P. Chen (2019), David M. Doyle (2004-2019), Greg Howison (2011-2019), Shain Khoshbin (2007-2019), Lawrence B. Mandala (2009-2019), Jenny Martinez (2015-2019),  Michael A. McCabe (2005-2019), Robert D. McCutcheon (2004-2019), Mark W. Moran, (2011-2019), Audrey E.  Mross (2010-2019), William A. Munck (2003-2019), Randall G. Ray (2012-2019), Michael G. Rodriguez (2012-2019), Daniel E. Venglarik (2004-2019), and Michael C. Wilson (2009-2019).

Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards

The Texas Lawyer honored William Munck as a Distinguished Leader in 2017 and Kelly Chen as a Lawyer on the Rise in 2018.

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 (2018-2019), Marc S. Kaliser (2017-2019)), Jacob L. LaCombe (2017-2019), Sarah J. Lopano (2016-2019), Lauren Mitchell (2018-2019), and Jordan Strauss (2019).

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 Michael A. McCabe (2016-2020); labor and employment litigation), Mark W. Moran (2018-2020); litigation, construction), William A. Munck (2006-2020); copyright law, IP litigation, patent litigation, trademark law and sports law), Melanie K. Okon (2017-2020); commercial litigation, James J. Murphy III (2020); patent law, Randall G. Ray (2016-2020), corporate law), and Michael C. Wilson (2018-2020); litigation, intellectual property) .

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.

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.  Jenny Martinez has been listed in the Lawdragon 500 2017-2019.