Donald Godwin - Godwin Bowman PC

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Donald Godwin

Godwin Bowman PC

1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700

Dallas, TX 75270


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  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
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Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Texas-based Godwin Bowman PC, is one of the most respected trial lawyers in Texas.  Don has been the lead trial lawyer in some of the largest civil cases the United States.  For much of this decade, he was the Lead Trial Lawyer for Halliburton in the successful defense of that company regarding all civil litigation and investigations concerning the $80 Billion+ BP Macondo well blowout (Deepwater Horizon) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Beyond his status as a leading trial lawyer, Don Godwin has also earned the reputation among corporate executives, their legal departments, and highly visible individuals, as a master negotiator where risks are substantial, and where the future and successes of such clients are on the line.

Attorney Godwin handles cases at the firm that include, but are not limited to:

A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Don has enjoyed a highly honored career.  He has been recognized multiple times by Chambers USA in the area of General Commercial Litgation;  has been chosen to the list of The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 in the field of Commercial Litigation; has been honored with four-time selection to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America; has been named one of the "50 Lions of the Texas Bar" by Texas Lawbook; has been selected 10 times to Thomson Reuters' list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, 14 times to that organization's list of Best Lawyers in Dallas and 16 times to their list of Texas Super Lawyers, recognizing the top 5% of attorneys in the state.  He is AV-Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating for legal ability and ethics, and has been selected 11 times by D Magazine among the Best Lawyers in Dallas.


Law School: Southern Methodist University
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Practice Areas: Business > Commercial Litigation
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