George R. Carlton, Jr.

George R. Carlton, Jr.

Shareholder, Chair Mass Tort Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Energy/ Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation

George Carlton is a founding member of Godwin Bowman PC with more than 40 years of experience. George's practice covers a broad range of areas, with emphasis on complex litigation, including oil and gas, environmental and business disputes. He has handled numerous oil field, industrial, trucking, and construction accident cases, many involving death and serious injury. He also has extensive experience litigating numerous property damage, toxic tort and product liability cases. Recognized on the list of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward-White, chosen among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, selected to the list of Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. and rated AV "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell for the past 25 years, Mr. Carlton is one of the most highly respected attorneys in his field.

George received a J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1975 and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1970.

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  • Honors & Awards

    Honors & Awards

    • AV-Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2019
    • Selected to the Lawdragon 500, 2018
    • Selected to the list of Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, 2018

  • Admitted Practice

    Admitted Practice

    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member


    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Foundation
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Education


    • Baylor Law School (J.D., 1975)
    • University of Texas at Arlington (B.A., 1970)