A skilled trial lawyer, Michael McCabe is known for his meticulous preparation and attention to detail. Committed to achieving outstanding results for his clients, he can break down complicated scenarios and use plain language to clarify the facts and connect with juries.
McCabe has obtained complete reversals of court orders on behalf of his clients that include high profile hospitals and health care providers and his clients have received or saved millions of dollars in damages. In April 2021, McCabe was the lead attorney on a trail team that won an $86 million jury verdict on behalf of long-time firm client AMS Sensors (AMS Sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc.). He continues to be lead counsel in this dispute that has been in litigation since 2008.
In 2016, McCabe persuaded the Texas Supreme Court to reverse two lower courts’ decisions and dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against a television station and three of its reporters. In addition to relieving the clients of any liability, the decision clarified the legal protections afforded to media defendants when reporting on matters of public concern.
At his law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala, McCabe chairs the employment litigation practice and co-chairs the firm’s award-winning litigation section, named litigation department of the year by Texas Lawyer in 2020. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, McCabe consistently receives accolades for his leadership and litigation skills. Annually he is selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and he was recognized among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas and Top 100 Super Lawyers in DFW from 2014-2018, and in 2020. McCabe is also recognized annually among the Best Lawyers in America© by WoodwardWhite, Inc. and as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine.
McCabe received his J.D. with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge John H. McBryde in Fort Worth., Texas.
Updated Sep 2021