Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Earn Spots Among 2017 Best Lawyers in America

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Attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez have been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the leading guides to the nation’s top legal counsel.

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, has been honored for a sixth 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 continues a storied legal career, which has included such notable accomplishments as the successful defense of Halliburton in the nation's largest environmental lawsuit – the civil litigation stemming from the BP Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico(MDL - 2179, United States District Court Eastern District Court of Louisiana) . Beyond Best Lawyers honors, he has earned recognition among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, in Chambers USA, the American City Business Journals’ Who’s Who in Energy listing, Texas Lawbook's 50 Lions of the Texas Bar, D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas and has been recognized multiple times by Thomson Reuters among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas.

Earning selection for a fifth year is George R. Carlton Jr., a founding member of the Firm, and Chair of the Godwin Bowman & Martinez Mass Tort Litigation Practice Group. The Dallas shareholder was selected based on his product liability litigation defense work. Dallas shareholder Carolyn R. Raines earned Best Lawyers recognition for a fourth time based on her commercial litigation work, and has also been recognized on the list of Texas Super Lawyers.

Godwin Bowman & Martinez President, R. Alan York, recognized for the third time for his work in Appellate Law, is Board Certified in Appellate practice. Mr. York has been chosen to the list of Texas Super Lawyers since its inception in 2003, recognized multiple times among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Houston, and has been an integral part of the Houston contingent of the firm's Halliburton team in the BP Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) (MDL - 2179, United States District Court Eastern District Court of Louisiana) matter.

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 & Martinez PC is a trial and appellate law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, 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. To learn more about Godwin Bowman & Martinez, visit http://www.godwinlaw.com.

For more information, please contact Ed Sothcott at 214-939-8626 or ESothcott(at)GodwinLaw(dot)com

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