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Godwin Bowman & Martinez, based in Dallas,Texas, is a mid-size trial and appellate law firm with a national practice that represents Fortune 500 and middle-market industry leaders in Mission Critical Litigation®. Formed in1980, our leaders have built a firm with skilled and experienced trial lawyers who demonstrate passion and zeal in their representation of the firm’s clients.

We help our clients solve their legal challenges and gain the outcome they desire — whether that means negotiation or litigation. We help our clients confront their foes and manage the dangerous risks, twists and turns that imperil their companies and market positions. By taking care of their important litigation, we help our clients keep their corporate missions safe.

Our trial and appellate lawyers support our clients in key areas, such as banking & financial institutions, business litigation, energy, environmental, family law, health care, labor & employment, nursing home defense and products liability. We have the capacity and experience to rapidly respond to virtually any business problem.

Our client base is diverse, ranging from global corporations to successful individuals and entrepreneurs. These clients choose Godwin Bowman & Martinez because they have a great deal at stake, and know that the attorneys at our Firm have the experience, dedication and resolve to help them achieve their critical goals.

Contact Information

Renaissance Tower, Suite 1700
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-4400

Firm Attorneys

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Donald E. Godwin Donald E. Godwin Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation
Carolyn R. Raines Carolyn R. Raines Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation

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    Bruce W. Bowman President, General Counsel, Managing Shareholder
    Bruce W. Bowman
    President, General Counsel, Managing Shareholder
    Jenny L. Martinez Executive Vice President
    Jenny L. Martinez
    Executive Vice President


    American First Insurance Company
    Andrews Distributing Company
    Atlas Copco North America, Inc.

    Baylor Health Care System
    Beazer Homes Texas
    Business Jet Services

    Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
    City of Celina
    Columbia Falls Aluminum Co.
    Cox Oil Company

    Dal-Tile Corporation
    Danaher Corporation
    David Weekley Homes
    Drive Financial Services, LP

    El Paso Corporation
    Episcopal School of Dallas

    First Southwest Company
    Frost Bank

    Haggar Clothing Co.
    HBO2 Works
    Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
    Hunt Realty, Inc.

    Key Energy Group

    Lattimore Materials Company
    Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

    MGT of America

    Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
    New Bern Transport
    Northern Trust, NA

    Ohio Casualty Group

    Patrizio's Restaurants
    Phillip Romano- Restaurateur/Entrepreneur
    Pilgrim's Pride

    Ray Hunt
    Rental Service Corporation

    Southwest Securities, Inc.
    Southwestern Bell Telephone of Texas
    St. Paul Insurance Companies

    Texas Capital Bank
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
    The Shaw Group Inc.
    Trizec Properties, Inc.
    Turner Construction Co.

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC

    Contact Information

    Renaissance Tower, Suite 1700
    1201 Elm Street
    Dallas, TX 75270
    Phone: 214-939-4400


    Partners: 14
    Associates: 9
    Paralegals: 4
    Non-Legal Employees: 27

    Practice Areas

    Appellate Practice
    Collaborative Law: Family Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Family Law
    Family Law Arbitration
    Family Law Mediation
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Insurance
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Securities
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Trusts and Estates