Godwin Bowman & Martinez Promotes Two to Shareholder, One to Senior Counsel

Posted By Godwin Bowman & Martinez || Nov 4, 2016

DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Attorneys Elisaveta “Leiza” Dolghih and Laci Bowman to Shareholders and Stefanie Major McGregor to Senior Counsel, effective Nov. 1.

Additionally, the Firm announced that Shareholder Shawn McCaskill has been named to its Executive Committee as Senior Vice President and Secretary.

“Leiza, Laci and Stefanie are all exceptional attorneys. We are pleased they have accepted these new positions,” says Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Godwin. “Similarly, Shawn is not only among the very best attorneys in the state, but a true leader as well. We look forward to the energy he will bring to the Executive Committee.”

Ms. Dolghih is a member of the Firm’s Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets and Copyright, Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment sections. She represents large companies, small business owners and individual employees in federal and state courts in a broad range of business and employment litigation, with a focus on prosecution and defense of unfair competition, noncompetition agreements, and misappropriation of trade secrets claims, including temporary restraining orders and temporary injunction hearings. She earned her law degree from Baylor Law School in 2006.

As a member of the Firm’s Family Law Section, Ms. Bowman represents clients in matters involving divorce, premarital agreements, common law marriage disputes, and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she is also active in the collaborative law community in North Texas and is a founder and past President of the Collaborative Law Professionals of North Texas. Ms. Bowman has earned selection to the Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young attorneys in the state four times (2013-16.) She earned her law degree from Baylor Law School in 2008.

Ms. McGregor is a member of the Firm’s Civil Appellate and Commercial Litigation sections. She represents clients in both the prosecution and defense of a wide range of cases before state and federal courts on matters including complex litigation, environmental and oil and gas litigation, Family Law, property, and trust and estates disputes. She is a former clerk and Senior Research Attorney for the Louisiana Supreme Court. She has been selected five times (2009, 2010, 2014-16) to the Texas Rising Stars list. She earned her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2002.

Mr. McCaskill is the Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Section. In addition to his appointment to the Executive Committee, he will continue as Chair of the Firm’s Opinion and Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Conflicts & Ethics Committee, the Judicial Campaign Committee and the Library Committee.

Active in his community, Mr. McCaskill is a member of the Southlake City Council, where he serves as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. He has been selected three times (2014-16) to the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the leading lawyers in Texas. He earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1998.

Godwin Bowman & Martinez 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, 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@GodwinLaw.com

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