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Donald E. Godwin

CHAIRMAN/CEO; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW
Donald E. Godwin

CHAIRMAN/CEO; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW

Donald E. Godwin is considered one of the most respected and tenacious trial lawyers in Texas. For more than 40 years Don has tried significant jury cases in courts throughout Texas and across the United States. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he has the ability to translate complex matters of law and fact into easily understandable language for courts and juries. Don's practice covers a broad range of areas with an emphasis on complex litigation, including oil and gas, environmental, fiduciary duties, will contests, major family law disputes and business torts. Notably, he was the Lead Trial Lawyer in the successful defense of Halliburton in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States.

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Bruce W. Bowman, JR.

VICE CHAIRMAN; GENERAL COUNSEL; SECRETARY; EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW
Bruce W. Bowman, JR.

VICE CHAIRMAN; GENERAL COUNSEL; SECRETARY; EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW

With numerous years of experience, Bruce Bowman, Jr. is a talented litigator and skilled defender. He has handled cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes and other legal matters. Bruce has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts and holds a strong track record. He has tried hundreds of cases all the way through to verdict and providing mediation in numerous other cases, even appealing cases through the U.S. Supreme Court. As a board certified civil trial lawyer, he boasts more than 45 years of legal experience.

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Shawn M. McCaskill

PRESIDENT; MANAGING SHAREHOLDER; CHAIR, APPELLATE SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL APPELLATE LAW
Shawn M. McCaskill

PRESIDENT; MANAGING SHAREHOLDER; CHAIR, APPELLATE SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL APPELLATE LAW

Providing representation for appellate cases, Shawn McCaskill is an experienced, well-versed attorney. He also has a background in handling business contracts, medical malpractice claims, and various other litigation matters. Shawn holds more than 15 years of legal experience and is qualified to take on even the most complex cases in his field. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized time and time again for his exceptional level of legal services. Shawn was selected for inclusion in numerous top attorney lists for both the state of Texas and the Dallas area.

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Sidney H. Scheinberg

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; CHAIR, BANKRUPTCY/CREDITORS' RIGHTS SECTION
Sidney H. Scheinberg

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; CHAIR, BANKRUPTCY/CREDITORS' RIGHTS SECTION

Sidney H. Scheinberg is a Dallas attorney who handles complex and critical legal matters. His main areas of focus include business litigation and bankruptcy filings. Within these fields, he has honed his legal skills through the representation of secured creditors. Some of his past clients have included Honda, GM Financial, Hyundai, and various other well-known companies and associations. Sidney has also taught several courses on bankruptcy law and appeared frequently as a speaker for legal meetings. With nearly 30 years of proven experience, his legal abilities are sharp and rooted in his commitment to secure successful outcomes for clients.

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Laci S. Bowman

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; CHAIR, FAMILY LAW SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW
Laci S. Bowman

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; CHAIR, FAMILY LAW SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW

Tackling a variety of family law matters, Laci S. Bowman is a reliable, caring, and dedicated attorney. She primarily handles cases involving pre-martial agreements, divorce, child custody issues, and a range of other legal matters. Laci is board certified in family law and a strong advocate for the collaborative law process. In addition to representing family law clients, she also provides counsel and assistance in commercial litigation cases. She is very driven to uphold a standard of excellence, no matter what legal matters she is resolving for her clients. Laci has been honored with numerous legal recognitions and continues to deliver personalized representation and counsel.

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Donald E. Godwin

Godwin Bowman PC:

Trial & Appellate Lawyers Since 1980

The Firm You Need in Your Corner

Godwin Bowman PC is a mid-size trial and appellate law firm with a national reach. Since 1980, our advocates have been helping clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals to middle-market industry leaders. Our law firm was built on a foundation of preparedness, out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, and exceptional trial skills. With our business litigation lawyers in Dallas at our firm, clients rely upon to handle the most complex, high-stakes litigation and achieve outstanding results.

Awarded Attorneys You Can Trust

Our attorneys are consistently recognized for their experience, skill, and ability to secure optimal results. Over the years, we have received numerous honors including:

Best Law Firms By U.S. News
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Product Liability
  • Family Law
Best Lawyers In America
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2011-2019
  • George R. Carlton, Jr., 2013-2019
  • Carolyn Raines, 2014-2019
Best Lawyers In Dallas
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-2019
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Sidney H. Scheinberg, 2017
  • Todd Shadle, 2017-2019

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Donald E. Godwin Selected in the 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers In America

Donald E. Godwin has been selected to the 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers In America 2019. Congratulations on Mr. Godwin being selected for his 7th […]

Donald E. Godwin Selected in the 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers In America

Donald E. Godwin has been selected to the 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers In America 2019. Congratulations on Mr. Godwin being selected for his 7th […]

Attorney Sidney H. Scheinberg of Godwin Bowman PC was recently interviewed on KRLD radio

Click here to listen in on Godwin Bowman PC Attorney Sidney H. Scheinberg recent radio interview on KRLD.

Attorney Sidney H. Scheinberg of Godwin Bowman PC was recently interviewed on KRLD radio

Click here to listen in on Godwin Bowman PC Attorney Sidney H. Scheinberg recent radio interview on KRLD.

Godwin Bowman PC Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS –Five Attorneys from the Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman PC, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Woodward White’s The Best […]

Godwin Bowman PC Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS –Five Attorneys from the Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman PC, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Woodward White’s The Best […]

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