DALLAS – Noted Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman PC, has announced that Shareholder, Israel R. Silvas, has been selected as one of the 2017 “Top 50 Multicultural lawyers in Dallas” by the National Diversity Council. This honor recognizes lawyers from diverse backgrounds who are top leaders in their organizations, and who exhibit a strong record of accomplishment, while at the same time breaking barriers and setting high standards for themselves and others.
Godwin Bowman PC Chairman & CEO, Donald E. Godwin, praised the selection, saying that, “Israel Silvas is one of the finest lawyers in our Firm. This award is a tribute to the excellence that he has demonstrated as an attorney, and the hard work that he has done in the legal community. We are proud that he is part of Godwin Bowman PC.”
With a practice focused on Commercial Litigation, Mr. Silvas handles a broad scope of complex litigation disputes, including disputes involving Oil & Gas, Environmental, Energy, Antitrust and many others. He was a member of the Firm’s Halliburton Trial Team in the successful defense of that company in the landmark Deepwater Horizon well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental lawsuit in U.S. history. He also works extensively in drafting, negotiating, and revising Purchase & Sale Agreements, Mineral Deeds, Mineral Leases, Royalty Conveyances, Releases and Indemnification Agreements.
The National Diversity Council is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the 2008 launch of the National Diversity Council. The Council is an umbrella organization for community-based organizations throughout the United States, whose collective purpose is championing diversity and inclusion. The NDC includes state and regional councils, the National Women’s Council, the Council for Corporate Responsibility, and the Center for Community Leadership.
Godwin Bowman PC PC is a trial and appellate law firm based in Dallas, Texas. The firm focuses on a wide array of legal matters including commercial litigation, appellate law, employment law, energy, zoning and condemnation, accountants and lawyers professional liability defense, family law, bankruptcy, trust and estate litigation and more. The firm’s attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies, middle-market leaders and individuals in some of the nation’s most public and high-stakes trials, and have done so for more than 35 years.
For more information, please contact Ed Sothcott at 214-939-8626 or ESothcott@GodwinLaw.com