Our Awards & Honors

At Godwin Bowman PC, we are passionate about resolving our clients' legal issues and achieving their goals. As a nationally recognized trial and appellate law firm, it is our mission to provide the highest quality legal counsel to businesses and individuals, even in matters of great adversity and complexity.

Our history of leadership and commitment to advocacy have led to numerous awards and honors for our lawyers, and our firm as a whole. We proudly accept these recognitions as a testament to the caliber of our work and the level of service we provide to our clients. If you are in need of legal representation, call our firm at (214) 939-4400.

Learn more about the awards and honors we have received below.

2014-2019 Best Law Firms

Godwin Bowman PC is honored to be listed in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” ranking by the U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America©. We have been recognized as a Tier One (metropolitan) firm for our work in commercial litigation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have also received acknowledgement as a metropolitan tier three firm in product liability litigation for defendants. Godwin Bowman PC is grateful and humbled by these listings and will continue to fight hard for our clients.

Godwin Bowman PC has earned selection to the "Best Law Firms" list, published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America©, since 2014 in recognition of our professional excellence.

Firms are selected to the exclusive listing based on their "unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise," according to the publishers. During the years that the Firm has been chosen for this honor, Godwin Bowman PC has been recognized for our work in Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Product Liability Litigation Defense and Family Law.

The Dallas 500

(by D CEO Magazine)

  • Recognizing the 500 most powerful business leaders in Dallas
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

(by Lawdragon Inc.)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Bruce W. Bowman Jr., 2017. 2018
  • George R. Carlton Jr., 2018

Best Lawyers in America

  • George R. Carlton, Jr., 2013-2019
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2011-2019
  • Carolyn Raines, 2014-2019

100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers

  • Todd Shadle, 2018

"Top 100 Lawyers in Texas"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2006, 2012, 2014 - 2018

"Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas"

(by D Magazine)

Laci S. Bowman, 2018

Whitney Keltch Green, 2018, 2019


(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2018
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"Top Five DFW Defenders"

(by Dallas Business Journal)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2006, 2010

"Best Lawyers in Dallas"

(by D Magazine)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-2019
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Sidney H. Scheinberg, 2017
  • Todd Shadle, 2017-2019

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Chambers USA Guide

  • Donald E. Godwin, Recognized in "Litigation: General Commercial, Texas

"Texas Super Lawyers"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Bruce W. Bowman, Jr., 2003-2006, 2008-2010, 2012-2018
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2018
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2011-2018
  • Carolyn Raines, 2016-2018
  • George R. Carlton Jr., 2018

"Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2013-2019
  • W. Ira Bowman, 2010, 2012-2017
  • James E. Johanns, 2008-2010
  • Israel R. Silvas, 2012-2018
  • Todd Shadle, 2004
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2008-2011
  • Whitney Keltch Green, 2017-2019
  • Stefanie Major-McGregor, 2009-2011, 2014-2017

Board Certified

(by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

  • Bruce W. Bowman, Jr.
  • Laci Bowman
  • Donald E. Godwin
  • Shawn M. McCaskill
  • Todd Shadle
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Civil Appellate
  • Labor and Employment Law

Up and Coming 50 Texas Women Rising Stars

(By Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2017-2019

Up and Coming 100 Texas Rising Stars

(By Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2017, 2019