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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; GENERAL COUNSEL; BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW
Bruce W. Bowman, JR.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; GENERAL COUNSEL; 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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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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Laci S. Bowman

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

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 Best Lawyers

Tier 1 Law Firm (Metropolitan)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Tier 2 Law Firm

  • Appellate
Best Lawyers In America
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2012-2024
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2021, 2023-2024
  • Laci Bowman, 2020-2024
  • George R. Carlton, Jr., 2013-2024
  • Samantha Baynes, 2023-2024
  • Sidney Scheinberg, 2024
Best Lawyers In Dallas
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-2023
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Sidney H. Scheinberg, 2017

 

 

 

Texas Super Lawyers
    • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2023
    • Bruce W. Bowman, Jr., 2003-2006, 2008-2010, 2013-2023
    • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014-2023
    • George R. Carlton Jr., 2018-2023
    • Ira Bowman, 2020-2023
    • Stefanie Major McGregor, 2022-2023
Rising Stars
    • Laci Bowman, 2013-2023

Client Comments

  • Phil Wiegers - EGW Utilities, Inc.
    With the wide variety of attorneys on staff, Godwin Bowman always has the right person for the job. I always appreciate the attentiveness that they show as a firm and the quality of their staff.
    Phil Wiegers - EGW Utilities, Inc.
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  • Anonymous
    Don Godwin of Godwin Bowman is a ferocious litigator with a charismatic charm that is beguiling. He is articulate and has the ability to sway judges in a way that no one else can. In addition, he provides a level of personal service to his clients that is unmatched. When Don Godwin is your lawyer, you can rest assured that every aspect of your case will be taken care of in the finest possible way.
    Anonymous
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  • Rudy Martinez - Pro Tech Services, Inc.
    Experience, excellence, honesty, integrity, and attention to details. Godwin Bowman has represented my company now for almost 15 years and has never disappointed us.
    Rudy Martinez - Pro Tech Services, Inc.
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  • Rex Glendenning - Rex Real Estate, L.P.
    Godwin Bowman takes a very personal approach with each of their clients. Their teamwork and commitment to their clientele is unparalleled. Our experience with Mr. Godwin has been one of the utmost in professional expertise and service.
    Rex Glendenning - Rex Real Estate, L.P.
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  • Anonymous
    Godwin Bowman is an excellent firm with excellent attorneys.
    Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    Godwin Bowman are top-notch commercial litigators. Regularly called on for bet-the-company litigation.
    Anonymous
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Our News

Godwin Bowman Earns 2024 Chambers USA Regional Spotlight Honors

Godwin Bowman PC is recognized among the top 25 dispute resolution firms in North Texas for a second consecutive year in the Chambers USA: Regional Spotlight […]

Godwin Bowman Earns 2024 Chambers USA Regional Spotlight Honors

Godwin Bowman PC is recognized among the top 25 dispute resolution firms in North Texas for a second consecutive year in the Chambers USA: Regional Spotlight […]

CEO Donald E. Godwin Recognized in D CEO’s 2024 Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

Godwin Bowman Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin was recognized in D CEO’s 2024 Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. He was […]

CEO Donald E. Godwin Recognized in D CEO’s 2024 Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

Godwin Bowman Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin was recognized in D CEO’s 2024 Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. He was […]

Donald E. Godwin Earns Lifetime Achievement Honors from SMU Dedman School of Law

Godwin Bowman Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin is one of five attorneys to earn Distinguished Achievement Award honors from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School […]

Donald E. Godwin Earns Lifetime Achievement Honors from SMU Dedman School of Law

Godwin Bowman Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin is one of five attorneys to earn Distinguished Achievement Award honors from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School […]

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