Our Awards & Honors

At Godwin Bowman & Martinez, we are passionate about resolving our clients' legal issues and achieving their goals. As a nationally recognized trial and appellate law firm, it is our mission to provide the highest quality legal counsel to businesses and individuals, even in matters of great adversity and complexity.

Our history of leadership and commitment to advocacy have led to numerous awards and honors for our lawyers, and our firm as a whole. We proudly accept these recognitions as a testament to the caliber of our work and the level of service we provide to our clients. If you are in need of legal representation, call our firm at (214) 939-4400.

Learn more about the awards and honors we have received below.

2014-2017 Best Law Firms

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is honored to be listed in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” ranking by the U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America©. We have been recognized for metropolitan tier one in commercial litigation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We've also received acknowledgement as a metropolitan tier three firm in family law, mediation, and product liability litigation for defendants. Godwin Bowman & Martinez is grateful and humbled by the listing and will continue to fight hard for our clients.

Godwin Bowman & Martinez has also earned selection to the 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best Law Firms" list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America© in recognition of our professional excellence.

Firms are selected to the exclusive listing based on their "unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise," according to the publishers. Godwin Bowman & Martinez was chosen for our work in Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Product Liability Litigation Defense and Family Law.

The Dallas 500

(by D CEO Magazine)

  • Recognizing the 500 most powerful business leaders in Dallas
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2015, 2016

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

(by Lawdragon Inc.)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2015, 2016

Best Lawyers in America

  • George R. Carlton, Jr., 2013-2017
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2011-2017
  • Carolyn Raines, 2014-2017

"Top 100 Lawyers in Texas"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2006, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016


(by Thomson Reuters)

  • MDonald E. Godwin, 2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2016
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"Top Five DFW Defenders"

(by Dallas Business Journal)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2006, 2010

"Best Lawyers in Dallas"

(by D Magazine)

  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-2016
  • Jenny L. Martinez, 2012, 2014
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2014

2014, 2015, 2016 Chambers
USA Guide

  • Donald E. Godwin, Ranked in "Litigation: General Commercial, Texas"

"Texas Super Lawyers"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Bruce W. Bowman, Jr., 2003-2006, 2008-2010, 2012-2016
  • Donald E. Godwin, 2003-2016
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2011-2016
  • Jenny L. Martinez, 2015-2016
  • Carolyn Raines, 2016

"Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars"

(by Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2013-2017
  • W. Ira Bowman, 2010, 2012-2017
  • James E. Johanns, 2008-2010
  • Jenny L. Martinez, 2008-2009
  • Israel R. Silvas, 2012-2017
  • Todd Shadle, 2004
  • Alison Battiste, 2015-2017
  • Shawn M. McCaskill, 2008-2011
  • Stefanie Major-McGregor, 2009-2011, 2014-2017

Board Certified

(by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

  • Bruce W. Bowman, Jr.
  • Laci Bowman
  • Donald E. Godwin
  • Shawn M. McCaskill
  • Todd Shadle
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Civil Appellate
  • Labor and Employment Law

Up and Coming 50 Texas Women Rising Stars

(By Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2017

Up and Coming 100 Texas Rising Stars

(By Thomson Reuters)

  • Laci Bowman, 2017