Areas of Concentration

Competition & Antitrust


University of Texas at Austin
Juris Doctor

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts

Admissions & Qualifications

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court
Western District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals
Fifth District


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Richard G. Munzinger

In Memoriam
1968 – 2023

Richard Munzinger devoted his life to God, and in doing so, lived a life of prayer, charity, and service to his family, friends, colleagues, and community. A brilliant and accomplished trial lawyer, Richard Munzinger practiced with the Firm for 55 years. He inspired many through word and action leaving a legacy of honor, integrity, and commitment.

Richard Munzinger practiced primarily in the areas of litigation and competition and antitrust. He was a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Business, Commercial) and the Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee.

Mr. Munzinger lectured over many years for the State Bar of Texas on numerous litigation-related subjects. He participated in continuing legal education activities sponsored by the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the University of Texas Law School, the University of Houston Law School, and the South Texas College of Law. He taught in trial advocacy programs at the University of Texas, Harvard Law School, and the University of Michigan.

Regarding professional recognition, Mr. Munzinger had the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV Preeminent. An AV Preeminent peer rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Additionally, Mr. Munzinger was consistently recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by BL Rankings and a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters for many years. He was a member of the El Paso Bar Association and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Munzinger was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and earned both his LL.B. and his B.A. from the University of Texas.

Representative Matters

City of El Paso v. Darbyshire Steel Co. et al., 575 F.2d 521 (5th Cir. 1978). Successful defense of price fixing allegations.

Vandenburg v. Newsweek., 441 F.2d 378 and 507 F.2d 1024 (5th Cir. 1971). Successful defense of defamation claims.

Seidenstein v. National Medical Enterprises., 769 F.2d 100 (5th Cir. 1985). Successful defense of group boycott and monopolization claims.

State of Texas v. John Melvin Dorough. (Tex. App. -El Paso 1982). Court-appointed counsel for defendant in capital murder prosecution; avoided death penalty for accused. Prevailed at trial in obtaining a jury verdict for a client on a conversion claim


2008, October 31. Finally, Some Direction on Defamation Jury Charge. Lecture presented at Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference of the University of Texas Law in Austin, Texas.


Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (former member)

El Paso Bar Association

Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Business, Commercial)

South Texas College of Law

State Bar of Texas (Lecturer)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee

University of Texas Law School

University of Houston Law School