DALLAS –Five Attorneys from the Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman PC, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America, one of the leading guides to the nation’s top legal counsel.
Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, has been named to Best Lawyers in America for the ninth consecutive year in recognition of his commercial litigation practice. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Mr. Godwin’s distinguished legal career has included such landmark accomplishments as the successful defense of Halliburton in the nation’s largest environmental lawsuit – the civil litigation stemming from the Deepwater Horizon Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the country’s most honored attorneys, he is recognized in Chambers USA, listed among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, is ranked regularly by Thomson Reuters among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas and by D Magazine among the Best Lawyers in Dallas. Among numerous other honors, Texas Lawbook has named him one of the 50 Lions of the Texas Bar. Don has been selected for the fifth consecutive year to The Dallas 500 – the 500 Most Influential Business Leader in Dallas – Fort Worth.
Founding Shareholder, George R. Carlton Jr., has earned Best Lawyers selection for the eighth consecutive year. Possessing more than 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Carlton’s honors focus on his product liability litigation defense work, Mr. Carlton chairs the Godwin Bowman PC Mass Tort Litigation Practice Group. He has been named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, selected among Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, and rated AV “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell for the past 25 years, the organization’s highest ranking for legal ability and ethics.
Godwin Bowman PC Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America
Executive Vice President Chair Laci S. Bowman has received Best Lawyers recognition in 2020 for the first time based on her family law work. She specializes in complex family law issues and has the ability to negotiate difficult settlement agreements. In addition to Best Lawyers in America, Mrs. Bowman has been chosen among the Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40 by D Magazine. She was also recognized multiple times on the list of Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Stars.
Shareholder Carolyn R. Raines has received Best Lawyers recognition in 2020 for a seventh time, based on her commercial litigation work. A 25-year veteran of the legal field, she brings extensive experience in litigation, contract negotiations and corporate governance to her clients. In addition to Best Lawyers in America honors, Ms. Raines has been recognized multiple times on the list of Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, and has earned the rating of AV “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.
Senior Counsel Whitney K. Green has received Best Lawyers recognition in 2020 for the first time based on her family law work. Her areas of concentration include divorce, child custody and support disputes, modification of prior orders, adoptions, premarital agreements, and enforcements. She has experience with complex property issues involving trusts, business interests, and characterization. Ms. Green has been recognized numerous of times on the list of Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Stars. She also has been named to Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas by D Magazine.
Regarded by many as the definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers is based on an in-depth peer-review process in which the leading attorneys from across the country provide professional feedback on other lawyers in their respective practice areas
Godwin Bowman 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, creditors’ rights, 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. To learn more about Godwin Bowman PC, visit www.GodwinBowman.com.