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Michael A. McCabe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-628-3609
Fax: 972-628-3616
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2012
Licensed in Texas Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Detail-oriented and results-focused, Michael A. McCabe handles labor and employment law cases. He is an attorney at Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas, Texas, where he heads the firm's employment litigation cases and is co-chair of the employment and labor law group.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. McCabe in labor and employment law. He is passionate about winning cases, and it shows. In one case, he secured $77 million on behalf of a client involved in a patent infringement and trade secret matter. On the other side of the coin, he successfully defended a television station when a doctor filed a defamation lawsuit. In countless cases, Mr. McCabe has obtained injunctions and restraining orders to quickly protect clients against the risks that former employees and competitors posed.

As an experienced litigator, Mr. McCabe connects with juries, convinces judges and defeats adversaries. He has proven accomplishments in highly complex issues because he knows how to break down the information so key parties understand. Due to his success, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and D Magazine selected him for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Dallas list.

In 1994, Mr. McCabe received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Tulane University. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor and graduate with honors in 1998 from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Mr. McCabe is a member of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section, and the State Bar of Texas' Employment Law Section. He is a frequent guest speaker at seminars and conferences.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 30%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Trade Secret


10 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2012

About Michael A. McCabe

First Admitted: 1998, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Employers’ Rights Under the Electronic Communications Act” Alliance Texas Human Resources Group, March 2016 (presenter)
  • “Legal Issues in the Digital Age: What Are the Limits on Employee Privacy and Social Networking in the Workplace?” Alliance Texas Human Resources Group, October 2010 (Presenter)
  • “Got TUTSA Literacy?” University of Texas School of Law – Non-Compete Camp, September 2015 (presenter)
  • “Texas Trade Secret Litigation,” Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, November 2011
  • Plano-based TAOS wins $58.7 million judgment, Dallas Morning News, March 8, 2015
  • TV Station to Seek Legal Fees After Texas Supreme Court Win in Defamation Case, The Texas Lawbook, July 12, 2016
  • Dallas Lawyer Convinces Supreme Court to Toss Defamation Case with Shocking Allegation, Texas Lawyer, June 20, 2016
  • Trial Pros: Munck Wilson’s Michael McCabe, Law360, June 23, 2016
  • “Trade Secrets: A Primer,” Texas State Bar Annual Convention, June 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dallas Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Leadership Dallas, Dallas Regional Chamber, Class of 2014
  • Head Start of Greater Dallas, Board of Directors, 2010-present, President-Elect – 2012-2014, President 2014-2016, Past President – 2016-present
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Employment Law Section
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Texas, 1998


  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Week, Texas Lawyer, June 2016
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2012
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012, 2014-2015, 2018-2019
  • Thomson Reuters, 2014-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc., 2016-2020
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in DFW

Educational Background

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A. Psychology, 1994
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Office Location for Michael A. McCabe

600 Banner Place Tower
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 972-628-3609

Fax: 972-628-3616

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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