Carolyn R. Raines

Carolyn R. Raines

Munck Wilson Mandala

Recognized since 2014

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Carolyn R. Raines is a partner in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group. Carolyn brings more than 29 years of legal experience representing clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, regulatory actions, and class actions. She manages complex litigation and advises clients in sophisticated business matters.

She has represented clients in numerous significant matters, including representing officers and directors of public companies in state and federal court against claims for violations of federal and state securities laws, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy; representing credit card processors against claims by issuers and merchants for violations of the Visa Rules; representing investment firms, hedge funds, and registered representatives in customer disputes and regulatory actions involving fraud, Ponzi schemes, forgery, misrepresentations, unsuitability, excessive markups, unauthorized trading, restitution, and violations of federal and state securities laws; representing major insurance companies in premium litigation and multi-state class actions challenging industry practices; and representing companies in disputes involving the PCS auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission.

Carolyn also represents clients in a wide assortment of contract claims and torts, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage buy-back and indemnity disputes, foreclosures, real estate investments, fraud, fidelity bond coverage claims, partnership agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, insurance policies, minority shareholder disputes, and defamation.

Carolyn is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, and Executive Women of Dallas. She received her J.D., with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she was an Order of the Coif Scholar and editor of the SMU Law Review. She holds a B.B.A. in finance from Texas Tech University.

Contact & Links
  • 600 Banner Place Tower
    12770 Coit Road
    Dallas, TX 75251
  • English
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., graduated 1993
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., graduated 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Executive Women of Dallas - Member
  • Order of the Coif - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Editor, SMU Law Review
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014-present
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities


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