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Donald E. Godwin

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

CHAIRMAN/CEO; TREASURER; 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.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW
Bruce W. Bowman, JR.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; 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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Todd Shadle

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; GENERAL COUNSEL; CHAIR, EMPLOYMENT SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Todd Shadle

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; GENERAL COUNSEL; CHAIR, EMPLOYMENT SECTION; BOARD CERTIFIED IN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

In his nearly 20 years of legal experience, Todd Shadle has honed his skills in the area of labor and employment law. Todd is board certified in labor and employment law, further equipping him to take on these types of cases. He has provided counsel for numerous clients over the years, assisting with the preparation of policies and litigation in that time. In addition to employment and labor law issues, Todd also serves clients facing complex litigation in relation to data governance issues and data breaches. He has been recognized for his exceptional legal services with numerous awards and honors over the years.

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Ira Bowman

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; CHAIR, BUSINESS/CIVIL LITIGATION SECTION
Ira Bowman

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; CHAIR, BUSINESS/CIVIL LITIGATION SECTION

Ira Bowman is well-versed in resolving complex commercial disputes and various other legal matters. He has helped clients navigate cases in state and federal courts. Ira is highly skilled in handling business torts, fraud cases, contract disputes, and commercial and business litigation issues. He is also passionate about guiding families through complex legal situations, providing counsel for family law and divorce cases. Additionally, Ira offers counsel for mediation and arbitration, ensuring his clients’ rights are safeguarded every step of the way. He has been given numerous awards and honors over the years, demonstrating not only his legal skill, but his commitment to providing excellent service to his clients.

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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

Tier 1 Law Firm (Metropolitan)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Product Liability

Tier 2 Law Firm

  • Appellate
Best Lawyers In America
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2012-2023
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2021, 2023
  • Todd Shadle, 2021, 2023
  • Laci Bowman, 2020-2023
  • George R. Carlton, Jr., 2013-2023
Best Lawyers In Dallas
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-2022
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Sidney H. Scheinberg, 2017
  • Todd Shadle, 2017-2022

Client Comments

  • Jeff B.
    We turned to Godwin Bowman after losing what should have been an easy case to win due to the poor performance of our previous attorney. Shawn McCaskill represented us on the appeal and his professionalism, knowledge and abilities really came through for us. He and his firm basically saved our business from a frivolous lawsuit and we will always use them for any legal needs we may have. Everyone at the firm supported us during the suit and have continued to be great supporters and partners with us as our business and legal needs have grown.
    Jeff B.
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  • Joan R.
    Godwin Bowman is exceptional in their work in Commercial Litigation. Don Godwin is exceptional when it comes to strategy and execution. His team is top notch and wonderful to work with. I would recommend them to anyone.
    Joan R.
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Respected Commercial Litigation Firm Godwin Bowman Moves to Downtown Dallas’ Ross Tower

‘Mission Critical Relocation’ ‘reinvigorating’ to law firm’s office experience Godwin Bowman PC, one of Texas’ most honored and respected commercial litigation firms, has moved to downtown […]

Respected Commercial Litigation Firm Godwin Bowman Moves to Downtown Dallas’ Ross Tower

‘Mission Critical Relocation’ ‘reinvigorating’ to law firm’s office experience Godwin Bowman PC, one of Texas’ most honored and respected commercial litigation firms, has moved to downtown […]

Godwin Bowman Earns Chambers USA Regional Honors

Godwin Bowman PC is one of just 16 Dallas firms to be recognized for its Dispute Resolution work on the inaugural Chambers USA Regional Spotlight: Texas […]

Godwin Bowman Earns Chambers USA Regional Honors

Godwin Bowman PC is one of just 16 Dallas firms to be recognized for its Dispute Resolution work on the inaugural Chambers USA Regional Spotlight: Texas […]

Godwin Bowman Earns Best Law Firms Recognition Across Multiple Practice Groups

Godwin Bowman has earned Tier 1 Best Law Firms honors for its work in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation and Product Liability […]

Godwin Bowman Earns Best Law Firms Recognition Across Multiple Practice Groups

Godwin Bowman has earned Tier 1 Best Law Firms honors for its work in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation and Product Liability […]

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Why trust our firm to help you with your most critical issues? It’s simple. We have the dedication, skill and resolve you need to achieve a desired outcome. We don’t shy away from highly complex cases – we thrive on them. With our experience in representing a diverse range of clients, from global corporations to successful individuals and entrepreneurs, and our record of past successes, you can be confident choosing Godwin Bowman PC.

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