Godwin Bowman is pleased to announce Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin been selected to join the William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court as a Master of the Bench, the highest level of Inn membership. Mr. Godwin was nominated by Dallas County District Judge Martin Hoffman, who is Counselor to Inn of Court.
Masters of the Bench are generally appellate and trial judges or experienced trial and appellate attorneys of demonstrated superior character, ability, litigation competence and experience. Mr. Godwin, has been a trial lawyer for more than 40 years, securing innumerable jury verdicts for major corporations and for individuals. He is widely respected across Texas and many courts throughout the country. Mr. Godwin is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of ABOTA.
In addition to Mr. Godwin, the firm is also pleased to announce Charmaine Voorhees Becken has been promoted from Associate to Barrister by the leadership of Inn of the Court. Ms. Becken is a recognized and well respected commercial litigator representing both plaintiffs and defendants while serving as Shareholder.
The Mac Taylor Inn of Court is the Dallas chapter of the American Inns of Court, inspired by the British system of judges and senior lawyers mentoring junior attorneys. The Dallas chapter was founded by a group of respected trial judges over 30 years ago. The group’s mission is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.