Both young and experienced lawyers who begin their careers with us have a very bright future. We seek lawyers who have passion for a client-focused law practice and who want to uniquely design their careers. It is not unusual for a four or five year associate to present the opening argument in a high-stakes, multi-million dollar trial. We create lean trial teams, because we can respond faster and be more efficient – this approach is better for our clients. Even on the largest pieces of litigation, associates play an active and integral role from beginning to end.

Commercial Litigation Associate

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is currently seeking a commercial litigation associate, with one or more years of experience, at our Downtown Dallas-based law firm.

We seek an individual devoted to meeting the highest standards of excellence, client service, and who wants to be part of an established and dynamic firm. Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and have strong research and writing skills. The ideal candidate must be willing to work diligently in a fast-paced litigation environment, and be interested in pursuing and generating new business.

Only candidates with one year or more of commercial litigation experience, who are current members of the State Bar of Texas, will be considered.

This position is available immediately. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements to Lydia French at Principals only.


Many of our key managers and directors have been employees of the firm for ten years or more. We don’t expect loyalty that we don’t give in return – our mutual commitment has fueled both the growth and stability of our firm.

Legal secretaries and paralegals, as well as other key personnel, are critical to our delivering a high quality product and extraordinary service to our clients. We recognize our employees’ contributions and appreciate that they play an integral part in making us an exceptional firm.

Legal Secretary – Family Law

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is seeking a Legal Secretary for our Family Law section. Working in the Firm's Downtown Dallas office, this position will provide administrative support for three attorneys in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have one or more years of legal secretarial experience, Family Law experience is a significant plus.

This position will be responsible for secretarial and administrative tasks including, but not limited to, document creation, editing and preparation, filing, time entry, expense reimbursement processing, client bills, telephone calls, travel arrangements, calendar maintenance and mailing distributions.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Exceptional attention to detail, ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative and follow through.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding customer service skills: answer main phone lines and direct calls; greet clients.
  • Typing speed of at least 50 wpm with a high rate of accuracy.
  • Candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of computer software programs, including MS Office, and be capable of quickly learning new ones as needed.
  • Effectively manage and monitor calendaring of deadlines and key dates, including routine reviews and follows-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments.
  • Work closely with the team in the preparation and filing of all court documents and have knowledge of electronic court filings and litigation procedures.
  • Maintain client files – electronic scanning.
  • Experience with iManage is a plus.

This position is available immediately. Send cover letter and qualifying resume to Lydia French at Principals only.