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Sidney H. Scheinberg to Speak on NARCA Webinar Panel Jun 14, 2017

Sidney H. Scheinberg , Chair of the Godwin Bowman & Martinez Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights section, will be part of panel presenting a nation-wide webinar to members of the National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA). The topic of discussion will be ...

Six Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Honored Among Best Lawyers in Dallas Apr 21, 2017

DALLAS – The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, is pleased to announce that six of its Dallas attorneys have been selected to the 2017 list of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas. Named among this year's Dallas Best were ...

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Named to 2017 Texas Rising Stars Mar 8, 2017

Five Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC attorneys were named to the 2017 list of Texas Rising Stars Left to Right: Israel Silvas, Stefanie McGregor, Ira Bowman, Laci Bowman, Alison Battiste DALLAS – Five attorneys from the noted Dallas trial and appellate ...

Donald E. Godwin Delivers University of Memphis Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Doctorate Dec 15, 2016

DALLAS – Donald E. Godwin, Chairman & CEO of Dallas-based law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez, recently delivered the Fall commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Memphis. The event, which took place at Memphis' FedEx Forum, ...

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Which Type of Alternative Dispute Resolution Is Best for You? Feb 22, 2017

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is the method people use to solve problems without litigation (or, going to court). Many people decide to skip a lengthy trial to save themselves both time and money. After all, for every trial appearance you ...

Child Custody

To Vary or not to Vary: Determining an Amount of Child Support Jan 15, 2014

Texas offers a formula for determining the typical amount of child support owed, which is generally referred to as “guideline support.” The Texas Family Code states that the guidelines are intended to guide the Court to determine an equitable amount ...

Flight Risk! Could Your Children be Relocated Against Your Wishes? Aug 15, 2013

Do you understand what’s in your divorce decree? In some circumstances, your child could be relocating to Alaska next week, and you would be powerless to stop it. Here’s how it might happen here in North Texas…. When a parent files a “Petition for ...

Commercial Litigation

Electronic Discovery, Including Social Media, Preservation and Sanctions May 10, 2016

Our team at Godwin Bowman & Martinez wants to make sure our clients are aware of their rights and options. Learn more about electronic discovery, including social media, preservation, and sanctions. View our slideshow below:

Community Involvement

Godwin Bowman & Martinez - Honored to Support the Dallas Cattle Baron's Ball and the American Cancer Society Apr 12, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is proud and honored to be a continuing sponsor of the Dallas Cattle Baron's Ball in its support of the American Cancer Society and its fight against cancer. Since 1974, the Cattle Baron's Ball has raised nearly $70 million ...

Godwin Bowman & Martinez - A Continuing Sponsor of the Crystal Charity Ball and Crystal Charity Fashion Show & Luncheon Apr 10, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is honored to be a continuing participant and sponsor of The Crystal Charity events in Dallas, Texas, including the Crystal Charity Ball and the Crystal Charity Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon. The Crystal Charity Ball, which ...

Godwin Bowman & Martinez - Supporting the Dallas Bar Association Feb 10, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez is proud to support the Dallas Bar Association, and its continuing programs of legal education and service to the community. In 2017, the firm extends its support and congratulations to Rob Crain in his new role as the ...

Donald E. Godwin Delivers University of Memphis Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Doctorate Dec 15, 2016

DALLAS – Donald E. Godwin, Chairman & CEO of Dallas-based law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez, recently delivered the Fall commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Memphis. The event, which took place at Memphis' FedEx Forum, ...

Cybersecurity

How to Protect Your Company from Cybersecurity Litigation and Other Software Disputes Jun 26, 2017

Though it has made headlines for years – see Dropbox (in 2012 and 2016), Evernote (2013), Target (2013), Apple (2014), Home Depot (2014), Ashley Madison (2015), LinkedIn (2016) – hacking rarely affected our day-to-day lives. Then came reports of the ...

Divorce

FAQ: How Long Will It Take to Get Through My Divorce? Aug 31, 2015

Often, when I meet with a new client for the first time, the initial question I am asked is, “How long will my divorce take?” While I would like to provide a definite answer, the response that I normally have to give is that, “It depends”. This ...

Valuing Real Estate May 7, 2014

In divorce, the Court must determine a just and right division of the marital estate, including any real estate owned by the parties. To do this, the real property owned by the parties should be given a value. If the parties try their case to a jury, ...

Building Something New and Hopefully Better: The Collaborative Approach Jul 22, 2013

In my experience, it is a rare marriage that ends in divorce because of one person’s doing. Marriage takes a lot of work from two people fully committed to the relationship. The choice to get divorced is a huge decision that should be made after ...

Eminent Domain

What If the Border Wall Happens to You? May 12, 2017

Many people in the Rio Grande Valley are wondering what they will do in the event the fateful condemnation letter, announcing the government's acquisition of their property, arrives in the mail. Should they fight the government to keep their ...

Employment Law

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Welcomes New Shareholder Todd Shadle to Its Labor & Employment Practice Apr 15, 2015

Our firm is honored to add a new Shareholder, Todd William Shadle, for our Labor and Employment practice. Mr. Shadle will be an exceptional addition to our firm, as he brings more than 20 years of insightful legal experience to the table. Read the ...

Family Law News

Fox 4: Family Law Attorney Laci Bowman Comments on Leiliana Wright child abuse case Feb 16, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Family Law Attorney, Laci Bowman, comments on the Fox 4 story regarding Leiliana Wright, one of dozens of children who died in Texas in 2016 as a result of abuse or neglect, despite being on Child Protect Services' radar. ...

It's Not Just for Trick or Treat...Who Gets the Kids on Holidays? Mar 11, 2016

The standard holiday possession schedule in the Texas Family Code does not address Halloween or several other non-major events as holidays. This means parents are stuck with the default possession schedule you have in place for normal weekend/weekday ...

Possession in Texas: Children Under 3 - A Different Animal Mar 11, 2016

The Texas Family Code sets forth a “Standard Possession Order” detailing custody procedures of children whose parents are going through (or have gone through) divorce. It is presumed that the standard possession order provides “reasonable minimum ...

FAQ: How Long Will It Take to Get Through My Divorce? Aug 31, 2015

Often, when I meet with a new client for the first time, the initial question I am asked is, “How long will my divorce take?” While I would like to provide a definite answer, the response that I normally have to give is that, “It depends”. This ...

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

Texas Young Lawyers Association Features Michael Holmes Aug 31, 2016

Discussing the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, Michael A. Holmes, an associate attorney at Godwin Bowman & Martinez, was featured on the Texas Young Lawyers Association website. The article detailed the DTSA, the benefits of the act, and two of the ...

Financial Law

Bankruptcy Shareholder comments on Bankruptcy Crisis Mar 10, 2016

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Bankruptcy Shareholder Sid Scheinberg was recently quoted in the Dallas Morning News and in Texas Lawbook. The article, "Texas Business Bankruptcies may Double: 'The Carnage is Going to be Terrible" projects that a tidal wave ...

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Sid Scheinberg Comments on Sam Wyly Bankruptcy Trial Jan 5, 2016

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Sid Scheinberg Comments on Sam Wyly Bankruptcy Trial. Read the full story here

Houston Chronicle: Godwin Bowman & Martinez Shareholder Sid Scheinberg Quoted on U.S. Supreme Court Bankruptcy Decision Jun 15, 2015

Shareholder Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Bowman & Martinez was quoted on the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding bankruptcy lawyer fees in cases where the representation and their former client must go to court. You can read the full story here.

Sid Scheinberg Interview - Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Apr 29, 2014

KRLD Reporter, Chris Sommers, Spoke with Local Attorney Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chris: "With about $40 billion in debt; Energy Future Holdings simply had no other choice. What are your thoughts on that? Sid: “Basically they ...

Honors and Awards

D CEO Magazine Feature Story! Don Godwin shares the "Secrets of a Winning Trial Lawyer" Jun 27, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman & CEO, Donald E. Godwin, is showcased in the feature story of the July, 2017 issue of D CEO Magazine, as he reveals the "Secrets of A Winning Trial Lawyer". The 6-page profile presents Mr. Godwin in his own ...

Cover Story! Donald E. Godwin Featured in University of Memphis Publication Jun 27, 2017

Donald E. Godwin, Chairman & CEO of Godwin Bowman & Martinez, is featured in the Spring, 2017 issue of Fogelman Focus , the publication of the University of Memphis' Fogelman College of Business & Economics. Mr. Godwin is showcased on the cover, and ...

Six Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Honored Among Best Lawyers in Dallas Apr 21, 2017

DALLAS – The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, is pleased to announce that six of its Dallas attorneys have been selected to the 2017 list of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas. Named among this year's Dallas Best were ...

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Named to 2017 Texas Rising Stars Mar 8, 2017

Five Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC attorneys were named to the 2017 list of Texas Rising Stars Left to Right: Israel Silvas, Stefanie McGregor, Ira Bowman, Laci Bowman, Alison Battiste DALLAS – Five attorneys from the noted Dallas trial and appellate ...

In the News

Godwin Bowman & Martinez CEO Donald E. Godwin Earns Four-Time Chambers USA Honors May 30, 2017

DALLAS – Eminent Dallas Attorney Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of the Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading ...

Six Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Honored Among Best Lawyers in Dallas Apr 21, 2017

DALLAS – The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, is pleased to announce that six of its Dallas attorneys have been selected to the 2017 list of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas. Named among this year's Dallas Best were ...

Fox 4: Family Law Attorney Laci Bowman Comments on Leiliana Wright child abuse case Feb 16, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez Family Law Attorney, Laci Bowman, comments on the Fox 4 story regarding Leiliana Wright, one of dozens of children who died in Texas in 2016 as a result of abuse or neglect, despite being on Child Protect Services' radar. ...

D CEO Magazine: Don Godwin Comments on Chicago Firm's Entry to Dallas Market Feb 7, 2017

Godwin Bowman & Martinez's Chairman & CEO, Donald E. Godwin was quoted by D CEO Magazine, stating that Dallas is a logical destination with huge potential growth for firms like Winston & Strawn, who have entered the Dallas market. Read more here.

Presentations

Electronic Discovery, Including Social Media, Preservation and Sanctions May 10, 2016

Our team at Godwin Bowman & Martinez wants to make sure our clients are aware of their rights and options. Learn more about electronic discovery, including social media, preservation, and sanctions. View our slideshow below: