Shain Khoshbin

Shain Khoshbin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
 | 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-628-3600
Fax: 972-628-3616
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Shain Khoshbin is an accomplished advocate who focuses – both inside and outside the courtroom – on overcoming tough obstacles and achieving successful results. 

Outside the courtroom, Shain has summited Kilimanjaro (tallest freestanding mountain in the world), dived “The North Wall” in Grand Cayman (wall plunges in excess of 6000 feet past the reef), summited Shipton’s Arch (also known as the “Hole in Heaven”) located to the northwest of Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (said to be the world’s tallest natural arch), and competed in the “Racing the Planet” Gobi Desert March (a 250 kilometer self-supported march across the Gobi Desert — also called “The Race of No Return”).  

Inside the courtroom, Shain is a fierce advocate for his clients. Steeped in complex business/commercial litigation for over two decades, Shain’s innovative representation of clients has led to substantial recoveries, successful defenses, and appeals before various Courts of Appeals — as well as the Texas Supreme Court — vindicating his clients’ rights.

Shain repeatedly has been selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in business litigation, as published by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly, and has had the distinction of being named one of the Top 100 attorneys practicing in Dallas/Fort Worth by “Super Lawyers” in his respective practice. He also has been recognized among the nation’s top litigators in the “Super Lawyers” Corporate Counsel Editions and the “Super Lawyers” Business Editions, published by Thomson Reuters. In addition, Mr. Khoshbin is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  Mr. Khoshbin also was selected as a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America”, which is limited to 100 attorneys in each state, and is a Life Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Shain fights for his clients rights across the country – on both sides of the docket. He has experience with matters involving business torts, fraud, and breaches of trust, fiduciary duties, and complex contractual relationships; hospitality management/franchising altercations; trade secret, trademark, unfair competition, and patent battles; partnership, investment, shareholder and derivative disputes; securities fraud litigation; business disparagement, defamation and tortious interference claims; receivership and bankruptcy; executive employment and non-competition matters; industrial product liability and construction lawsuits; multi-party insurance coverage/bad faith claims; catastrophic manufacturing facility losses; defense of an employee wage/hour federal class action; and defense of a Fortune 500 company against premises liability/negligent hiring lawsuit involving a triple homicide.

About Shain Khoshbin

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.munckwilson.com/attorney/shain-khoshbin/

Honors/Awards:

  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota: Graduated Cum Laude with Highest Honors; Macalester Hill Scholar; Highest Honors for Thesis, Perjury and the Lawyer’s Conflict of Duty; National Achievement Academy Collegiate Award; Dean's Honor Roll; Thomas E. Hill Award for Outstanding Work in Philosophy
  • DePaul University Law School, Chicago, Illinois: Member, DePaul University Law Review; Dean’s Academic Scholarship; American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing/Advocacy; Office of Illinois Attorney General - Access to Excellence Program
  • Mr. Khoshbin repeatedly has been named in Super Lawyers for business litigation, and has been named Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Super Lawyers. In addition, Mr. Khoshbin is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Membership in The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  It is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been selected and elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows, for having demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.  Mr. Khoshbin also was selected as a Lifetime Charter Member of the Rue Ratings' "Best Attorneys of America," which is limited to 100 attorneys in each state, and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • BAR ADMISSIONS: Texas; Illinois; United States Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern District of Texas; Northern District of Illinois; Northern District of New York; District of Colorado; Southern District of Texas; Eastern District of Texas; Western District of Texas.  Mr. Khoshbin is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Texas Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Six-Person Panel for Spark Tank (organization that funds non-profit endeavors through entrepreneurship and competition); Teacher, The Art of Advocacy for Non-Profit Startups, Spark Tank Presentation Camp; Participation in Voting Rights action in which the Bickel & Brewer Foundation represented Plaintiffs - Manuel A. Benavidez, Juana Deleon, and Daniela Deleon, Plaintiffs, v. Irving Independent School District and Steven Craig Jones, Marilyn Gail Conder Woods Wells, Larry M. Stipes, Valerie D. Jones, Norma C. Gonzales, Randy Randle, and Lee Mosty, in their official capacities, Defendants (United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-0087-D); Participation in Bickel & Brewer Foundation's representation of consumer concerning Electronic Funds Transfer Act claims against his bank; Presentation and participation as panelist for 2008 Macalester College Legal Studies Program Roundtable Discussion, What I Wish I Had Known About Law School And Legal Careers, in St. Paul, Minnesota; Closing speech at the 2013 Future Leaders Program Showcase at St. Mark’s School of Texas;  Participation as a scoring Judge in the 2013 and 2018 DBA High School Mock Trial Competition in Dallas, Texas;  Participation as a Judge in the 2014 and 2015 International Public Policy Forum Debate at New York University; September 2015 seminar on The Art Of Advocacy: Top Ten Rules For Opening Statements & Closing Arguments, for the Hillcrest High School Mock Trial Team in Dallas, Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lead defense trial attorney in the ABA’s Historical Trial — Terror in San Francisco: The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Trial, at the 2007 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California; Lead defense trial attorney in the ABA's Historical Trial — Murder at Madison Square Garden: The Trial of Harry Thaw for the Killing of Stanford White, at the 2008 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York, New York; “Trial mentor” in the ABA's Historical Trial — The Insanity Trial of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, at the 2009 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois; Presentation of Defending The Restaurant Murder Case, at the 2009 Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas; Presentation of Defending The Restaurant Murder Case, at the 2009 Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas; Article Legal Ethics & Professionalism on the Agenda, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Vol. 29, June 1, 2005; 2006 presentation of Intellectual Property & Insurance: The New Frontier, at FM Global Corporate Headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island; Article Company Trash-Talk Websites & The Stored Communications Act: The Internet As The “Office Water Cooler” Of the 21st Century, Hospitality Lawyer September 2009 In-House Counsel Newsletter and October 2009 Legal Newsletter; Presentation of Negotiation 101: Preparing for Settlement, at the 37th Annual Risk Industrial Management Society Conference in Dallas, Texas; Article BUSINESS DIVORCES IN TEXAS: Recent Case On “Disguised Dividends,” Alleged “Squeeze Out,” Improper Buy-Out, And Shareholder Oppression, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Section, November 2010; Article INFRINGING ON A SONG, PICTURE OR OTHER ARTWORK WITHOUT A REGISTERED COPYRIGHT: Another Circuit Follows The Fifth Circuit Approach To Allow Filing A Lawsuit Under The Copyright Act Without A Certificate Of Registration, EIN Presswire, June 9, 2010; December 2016 presentation of CIVIL CYBER CLAIMS: Computer Fraud And Abuse Act In Business Disputes, at Interstate Batteries Headquarters in Dallas, Texas; Presentation of Mold Subrogation – Making Sure Your Recovery Doesn’t Become Toxic, at the 2003 Nationwide Insurance Summit in Canton, Ohio; Article MINORITY SHAREHOLDER OPPRESSION IN TEXAS & MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER TAX RETURNS: When An Irresistible Force Meets An Immovable Object, LinkedIn, October 2010; Quoted in TechTarget article published October 31, 2017, LinkedIn case raises employee privacy concerns, written by Patrick Thibodeau; Article Voluntarily Gutting Your Subrogation Claim, NASP Subrogator Magazine, Winter 2003; Article DISCLOSURE OF INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: Recent Federal Case Discussing “Selective Waiver” Of Work Product Privilege, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Section, December 2010; Article Unilateral Contracts & Future Payment Promises To At-Will Employees: Vanegas v. American Energy Services Adds Clarity to “Illusory Contracts”, Hospitality Lawyer March 2010 In­ House Counsel Newsletter and May 2010 Legal Newsletter; Article Maximizing Subrogation Recoveries, NASP Subrogator Magazine, Fall 2002; Presentation and participation as panelist for 2008 Macalester College Legal Studies Program Roundtable Discussion, What I Wish I Had Known About Law School And Legal Careers, in St. Paul, Minnesota; Article Turning The Tables in Construction Defect Cases & The Mold Mayhem, NASP Subrogator Magazine, Spring/Summer 2004; June 2010 DCA Seminar on Premises Liability & Workplace Violence in Texas in Dallas, Texas; Article OIL & ANTITRUST AKIN TO OIL & WATER? Fifth Circuit Refrains From Adjudicating Opec Price-Fixing Claims, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Section, February 2011; Closing speech at the 2013 Future Leaders Program Showcase at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas; Participation as a scoring Judge in the 2013 and 2018 DBA High School Mock Trial Competition in Dallas, Texas; Participation as a Judge in the 2014 and 2015 International Public Policy Forum Debate at New York University in New York, New York; Article United States v. Novartis AG: A Good Primer On Adequate Allegations Of Qui Tam Fraud, The First-to-File Rule, And The Public Disclosure Bar, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Section, June 2015; September 2015 seminar on The Art Of Advocacy: Top Ten Rules For Opening Statements & Closing Arguments, for the Hillcrest High School Mock Trial Team in Dallas, Texas; Article Mock Trials In Business Litigation:  Choosing When And How To Do It Cost-Effectively, Corporate Counsel, May 5, 2016; December 2016 seminar on CIVIL CYBER CLAIMS: Computer Fraud And Abuse Act In Business Disputes, at Interstate Batteries Headquarters in Dallas, Texas; Article Cybercrimes in Civil Litigation: Using the CFAA To Go “On the Offensive,” Corporate Counsel, March 22, 2017; July 2017 seminar on Hotel Litigation, at La Quinta Corporate Headquarters in Irving, Texas; June 2017 seminar on Top Ten Rules:  The Art of Advocacy for Non-Profit Startup, for “Spark Tank Camp” in Dallas, Texas; December 2017 seminar on Hotel Data & The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, at Phoenix American Hospitality Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, Texas; Article Password-Sharing May Be a Federal Crime Under the Muddied Waters of the CFAA, Corporate Counsel, January 5, 2018; Article Fraudulent Inducement And Breach Of Contract: The Texas Supreme Court Clarifies The Need For Separate Jury Questions, Texas Lawyer, July 19, 2018; Moderator and speaker for presentation, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, at the NACDL 14th Annual White Collar Seminar on November 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.; Quoted in TechTarget Article published September 13, 2019, HiQ Labs vs LinkedIn case OKs robot monitoring of employees, written by Patrick Thibodeau; Article TEXAS APPELLATE COURT ADDRESSES FREE SPEECH IN CONTEXT OF ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE: PART 1 – Opinion provides good case study on impact of recent amendments to Lone Star State anti-SLAPP statute, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Section, October 3, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1987: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude with Highest Honors; Core Concentration: Speech & Communications; Major(s): Law & Society and Philosophy; Honors & Awards: Macalester Hill Scholar, Highest Honors for Thesis, Perjury and the Lawyer’s Conflict of Duty, National Achievement Academy Collegiate Award, Dean's Honor Roll, Thomas E. Hill Award for Outstanding Work in Philosophy - - DePaul University Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1990: Juris Doctor; Honors & Awards: Member, DePaul University Law Review, Dean’s Academic Scholarship, American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing/Advocacy, Rule 711 Attorney at Office of Illinois Attorney General - Access to Excellence Program

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association Of The Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • DBA Appellate Law Section
  • DBA Business Litigation Section
  • DBA Intellectual Property Law Section
  • DBA Tort & Insurance Law Section
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
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Office Location for Shain Khoshbin

600 Banner Place Tower
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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