Recent Posts: In the News

  • Feb 282017

    Attorney Dolghih Discusses Employment Law with North Texas Legal News

    In a recent post for North Texas Legal News, Attorney Leiza Dolghih of Godwin Bowman & Martinez discussed the many different employment-law related bills that currently sit on the plate of representatives in the 85 th general session of the Texas Legislature. You can find the full text of the post ...

  • Feb 162017

    Fox 4: Family Law Attorney Laci Bowman Comments on Leiliana Wright child abuse case

    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. Click here to get the full story.

  • Feb 72017

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

    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.

  • Jan 202017

    Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih to speak at Family Law Section Annual Meeting

    Elisaveta “Leiza” Dolghih, Shareholder at Godwin Bowman & Martinez, will speak at the Texas Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting on June 22, 2017 on the topic of "Competitive Advantage: Using Corporate & IP Counsels to Creatively Navigate Corporate & IP Pitfalls in a Family Law ...

  • Jan 42017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    If you would like to know more about Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017, click here to read Leiza Dolghih's entire article.

  • Jan 32017

    Sid Scheinberg comments on KRLD on North Texas Tollway Authority lawsuit

    Listen to Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Bowman & Martinez as he discuess the lawsuit filed against the North Texas Tollway Authority on KRLD.

  • Dec 222016

    Ira Bowman Details Representation of Richard Heath, AdvoCare

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Shareholder W. Ira Bowman's argument before the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas was quoted in a recent Law360 article regarding the Firm's representation of Richard Heath, former Vice Chairman of the Board of AdvoCare. The article details Mr. Bowman's oral argument ...

  • Dec 212016

    Godwin Bowman's Sidney Scheinberg Interviewed by Law360

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez’s Sidney Scheinberg, a shareholder at the firm, sat with Law360 to share what was important for his legal career and how he became a rainmaker. Scheinberg, a former broadcaster and radio salesperson, has a distinguished client list, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, ...

  • Dec 82016

    Rainmaker Q&A: Godwin Bowman's Bruce Bowman

    Law360, New York (October 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT) -- Bruce W. Bowman Jr., managing shareholder of Godwin Bowman & Martinez in Dallas, has successfully handled litigation on both the plaintiff and defendant sides for many years, primarily in business disputes. His work has been as diverse as ...

  • Dec 72016

    Dispelling Non-Compete Agreement Myths in Texas

    Employees in Texas should not ignore the non-compete restraints in their agreements, or they may face the repercussions of this costly mistake later on down the road. If unclear, it would be prudent to seek legal advice on anything prior to signing. Leiza Dolghih debunks the five most common myths ...

  • Dec 72016

    Texas Court Rules Against Agency in Non-Compete Agreement Case

    The Texas Court of Appeals recently denied an insurance agency the ability to enforce a non-compete and non-solicitation agreement against its former President. They lost at the temporary injunction hearing due to the language used in the agreement clauses, which was likely a standard contract form ...

  • Nov 282016

    North Texas Legal News Features Piece by Elisaveta Dolghih on DOL

    Elisaveta “Leiza” Dolghih of Godwin Bowman & Martinez recently wrote an article that appeared on North Texas Legal News, which discussed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the recent decision to block the Department of Labor from enforcing new overtime rules. The ...

  • Nov 252016

    Donald E. Godwin Named Member of Advisory Board to Dean of University of Memphis' Fogelman College of Business & Economics

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, has been named as a member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of the University of Memphis' Fogelman College of Business & Economics. The appointment is effective immediately and runs through December 31, 2017. Mr. Godwin was recently ...

  • Nov 172016

    Oh Snap...We Just Got Sued!

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez attorney, Jonathan Aldaco, explores the recent trademark infringement lawsuit against Snapchat – something that many companies could face - in this interesting and timely article. Businesses doing the "simple homework" of due diligence and research regarding the trademark ...

  • Nov 12016

    Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih Featured in American Bar Association Fall 2016 Newsletter

    Attorney Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih has been featured in the American Bar Association Fall 2016 Newsletter regarding ethical concerns in ex parte communication with adverse employer's employees. Read the entire post by clicking here .

  • Oct 52016

    Bruce W. Bowman Jr. Named President and Managing Shareholder of Godwin Bowman & Martinez

    We are proud to announce that veteran litigator and name shareholder, Bruce W. Bowman Jr., has been named President and Managing Shareholder of Godwin Bowman & Martinez. Mr. Bowman has already lent his strong leadership to our firm as a longtime member of the Godwin Bowman & Martinez Executive ...

  • Sep 162016

    Senior Attorney Leiza Dolghih Featured in Houston Chronicle Article

    Elisaveta “Leiza” Dolghih, a Senior Attorney in Godwin Bowman & Martinez’s Labor and Employment and Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Copyright Section, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article in which a pilot accused United Airlines of discrimination. Read the entire article by clicking here .

  • Aug 312016

    Texas Young Lawyers Association Features Michael Holmes

    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 more popular provisions. To learn more about the ...

  • Jul 292016

    GODWIN PC Rebranded to Godwin Bowman & Martinez

    Donald E. Godwin and the rest of our team are proud to announce that Bruce W. Bowman Jr. and Jenny L. Martinez have been promoted to name shareholders, with our firm now rebranded as Godwin Bowman & Martinez . Longtime members of the firm's Executive Committee, Mr. Bowman holds the positions of ...

  • Jun 302016

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez CEO Donald E. Godwin Recognized by Chambers USA for Third Year

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman & CEO Donald E. Godwin has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This is the third consecutive year in which Mr. Godwin has been named among the top commercial litigators in the nation by Chambers. Each year, ...

  • Jun 132016

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Announces Continued Support of Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)

    Don Godwin, Chairman & CEO of Godwin Bowman & Martinez, on behalf of the Firm's Executive Committee and Shareholders, announced today the Firm's plans for continuing support and sponsorship of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) in 2016. DAYL's annual activities, such as the Freedom Run, ...

  • May 232016

    Dallas Morning News: Donald E. Godwin and Godwin Bowman & Martinez Defend Diamond Doctor

    In a front page story, the Dallas Morning News featured Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman & CEO, Donald E. Godwin and his defense of The Diamond Doctor. The article details what's behind the Facebook posts and highway billboards slamming this Dallas business. Click here to get the full story.

  • Apr 212016

    Donald E. Godwin Honored Among Best Lawyers in Dallas

    We are proud to announce that CEO of Godwin Bowman & Martinez, Donald E. Godwin, has been honored among the list of 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas. This is a tremendous accolade demonstrating Mr. Godwin's excellent work in commercial litigation. This is his ninth time being honored on this list. To ...

  • Mar 102016

    Bankruptcy Shareholder comments on Bankruptcy Crisis

    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 of corporate failures is headed this way. Mr. ...

  • Mar 72016

    Seven Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorneys Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars

    Seven attorneys from the noted trial and appellate law firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez have been recognized on the 2016 list of Texas Rising Stars. Read the full story here

  • Mar 32016

    Texas Lawyer: Attorneys Leiza Dolghih and Israel Silvas on Trade Secrets

    Read the full article Here .

  • Feb 62016

    Donald E. Godwin Named Among "50 Lions of the Texas Bar" by Texas Lawbook

    Learn about Don Godwin's journey from bagging groceries to leading the biggest environmental litigation. Click here to read the full story!

  • Jan 302016

    State Bar of Texas: Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Leiza Dolghih on Texas Uniform Trade Secrets

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez attorney Leiza Dolghih's article "Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act...Where Are We Now? was published in News for The Bar, the Winter 2015 edition of the news publication of The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. The first rulings on this act, which went into effect ...

  • Jan 192016

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Bruce Bowman on SCOTUS Insider Trading Case

    Learn what Bruce Bowman had to say about this ruling. Read the full story here .

  • Jan 52016

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Sid Scheinberg Comments on Sam Wyly Bankruptcy Trial

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

  • Nov 262015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman & CEO Donald E. Godwin Speaks at University of Memphis Alumni Luncheon

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin was the keynote speaker at the University of Memphis' 23rd Annual Fogelman College of Business & Economics Alumni Day Luncheon in November, 2015. The luncheon honored Outstanding Alumnus David Wedaman, the founder and CEO of Re ...

  • Oct 242015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Leiza Dolghih Speaks to Annette Stewart Inn of Court

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez attorney, Leiza Dolghih presented at the Annette Stewart Inn of Court meeting held at Maggiano's Restaurant on October 20, 2015, regarding the role of non-competition agreements and intellectual property assets in divorce proceedings. Ms. Dolghih, and fellow presenter Brad ...

  • Oct 132015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez's Elisaveta Dolghih's News for the Bar "Nuts and Bolts of Employment Litigation for General Practitioners"

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez 's Elisaveta Dolghih's News for the Bar "Nuts and Bolts of Employment Litigation for General Practitioners". Click here to read the guide!

  • Sep 52015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Leiza Dolghih: Speaker at UT School of Law "Non-Compete Camp"

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Senior Attorney, Elisaveta (Leiza) Dolghih was a panelist at the University of Texas School of Law CLE Non-Compete Camp. Ms. Dolghih discussed "Forum Selection…Choice of Law…and a Tale of Stipulations" on September 3, 2015. This CLE was an in-depth discussion of Non-Compete ...

  • Jun 262015

    Ira Bowman Quoted in Law360 Article

    Recently, Attorney Ira Bowman told Law360 why the decision in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges et. Al. is a watershed moment. Click here to learn more.

  • Jun 152015

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

    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.

  • Jun 152015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Family Law Attorney, Laci Bowman Finalizes Adoption

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Family Law Attorney, Laci Bowman recently finalized the adoption of Jenae Taylor Garza. Jenae is an 11 year old girl whose step-dad has been the only father she has known. The family decided that it was time to formalize the relationship by giving Jenae their last name, and ...

  • Apr 162015

    Fox 4 News: Godwin Bowman & Martinez Attorney Leiza Dolghih Comments on Radio Shack Laid Off Employee Who Can't Collect Unemployment

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Senior Attorney Leiza Dolghih comments on the Fox 4 story of a 34-year Radio Shack employee, and 2-time cancer survivor, who was laid off during her medical leave, and is now unable to collect unemployment insurance. Click here to get the full story .

  • Apr 152015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Welcomes New Shareholder Todd Shadle to Its Labor & Employment Practice

    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 full story by clicking here.

  • Jan 232015

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Shareholder Israel Silvas on 2015 Falling Oil Prices - Fort Worth Business Press

    Israel Silvas discusses the falling oil prices across the U.S. and how that may have unexpected repercussions with the Fort Worth Business Press. Notably, the dropped oil prices have hit the state of Texas harder than most, as it is so tied to the oil industry. Read the full story by clicking here.

  • Nov 52014

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Named Among 2015 Best Law Firms

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez was recently named to the 2015 Best Law Firms listing by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm earned a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking for its commercial litigation work, with additional recognition based on their expertise in mediation and product ...

  • Oct 282014

    Shawn M. McCaskill Earns Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law

    Experienced Dallas appellate lawyer Shawn McCaskill, a shareholder in the Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez , has earned Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In order to secure Board Certification, an attorney must complete ...

  • Sep 252014

    Donald E. Godwin Named to Who's Who in Energy for 4th Year

    Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of the Texas Trial and Appellate firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez, has been honored with selection to the 2014-15 list of Who's Who in Energy by the American City Business Journals. This is Mr. Godwin's 4th consecutive selection to this exclusive list. The Who's Who ...

  • Jul 92014

    George Carlton Appointed Church Attorney for Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

    George Carlton, Shareholder of Godwin Bowman & Martinez, has been appointed to the position of "Church Attorney" for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas by Bishop James M. Stanton. The position supports the collective diocese of 74 churches located across north east Texas from Corsicana to Texarkana, ...

  • Jul 92014

    Donald E. Godwin Featured in Super Lawyers Where Are They Now

    Donald E. Godwin is featured in Super Lawyers Where Are They Now. The story appears as a follow up to the 2003 inaugural issue of Texas Super Lawyer s featuring Mr. Godwin on the cover. To read the article click here .

  • Jul 92014

    Donald E. Godwin Named to Texas Super Lawyers Advisory Board

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez is proud to announce that Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers Advisory Board. The Board will be made up of highly influential attorneys throughout the state who exemplify excellence in practice. Board members will offer advice on the ...

  • Jul 82014

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Defending Halliburton Nationwide in the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez Defending Halliburton Nationwide in the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil. Click here to learn more.

  • Jul 82014

    Leiza Dolghih Named to Junior Achievement Board

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez, a Texas trial and appellate firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Plano, is proud to announce that associate, Leiza Dolghih, has been elected by the Junior Achievement of Dallas Board of Directors to serve on the inaugural Junior Achievement of Dallas Young Professionals ...

  • Jul 82014

    Elisaveta Dolghih Promoted to Senior Attorney

    The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez has announced that Litigation Associate Elisaveta (Leiza) Dolghih of Dallas has been promoted to Senior Attorney. Leiza represents Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals in all types of commercial and ...

  • Apr 292014

    Sid Scheinberg Interview - Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy

    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 borrowed too much money for the company. Something went ...

  • Feb 272014

    Donald E. Godwin Earns 2014 Chambers USA Recognition

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez is proud to announce that Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of the firm, was named to the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This recognition was based on his representation of clients in high-stakes complex litigation involving a wide ...

  • Dec 82013

    Donald E. Godwin Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas for Sixth Time

    The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez is pleased to announce that firm Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin has been named to D Magazine’s 2013 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. The complete list will be included in the May 2013 edition of D Magazine and is available online ...

  • Feb 242013

    As BP Oil Spill Trial Begins, Don Godwin Takes Center Stage

    As a key member of the defense for Halliburton following the BP oil spill, Don Godwin is known for resolving numerous major lawsuits for his clients. This was arguably one of the largest environmental litigation matters in history, putting Attorney Godwin’s skills front and center. Read the full ...

  • Jan 192012

    Don Godwin Discusses Halliburton Case - Dallas Business Journal

    Donald Godwin steps up as the representation for Halliburton CO. in the litigation over the rig blast in the Gulf of Mexico that caused the deaths of 11 workers and led to one of the most devastating environmental disasters due to a major oil spill. Godwin will be defending his client against BP, ...

  • Jul 112011

    Laci Dreher Named President of Collaborative Law Professionals of North Texas

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez is pleased to announce that Laci Dreher has been named the president-elect of the Collaborative Law Professionals of North Texas, a group consisting of lawyers and neutral professionals who have made a commitment to offer an alternative to traditional litigation. Click here ...

  • Jun 12011

    D CEO Profiles Donald E. Godwin

    Godwin Bowman & Martinez was featured in an article in D CEO of D Magazine for his strategic work on the Halliburton CO. case regarding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Attorney Godwin was hailed as an advocate you want on your side by Halliburton. Get the full story by clicking here.

  • Mar 112011

    Donald E. Godwin assists client Joseph Keith at BP oil spill hearing

    Check out the story here !

  • Mar 112011

    Donald E. Godwin Comments on Pre-Trial Order on Privilege in BP MDL

    Donald E. Godwin provides comment on the pre-trial order on privileged information that is being debated in the BP MDL. By using his incisive legal skills, Attorney Godwin is able to provide strategic and knowledgeable counsel to Halliburton CO. during this major trial. Read the full article here.

  • Dec 72010

    Donald E. Godwin Assists Cient Joseph Keith at BP Oil Spill Hearing

    Covered by the Associated Press, Attorney Donald E. Godwin of Godwin Bowman & Martinez offers counsel to his client, one of the workers on the BP oil spill. His client was a senior mud logger for Sperry Sun and remarked that he felt uncomfortable with the mud-moving activities performed throughout ...

  • Jul 232010

    BP Manager Testifies: 'I Don't Know What Happened'

    After nearly nine hours of testifying in a courtroom, a BP manager held strong that he didn't know what caused the infamous explosion and BP oil spill that took the lives of 11 workers and resulted in devastating environmental damages. Donald E. Godwin played a major role in the defense of ...

  • Jul 202010

    Don Godwin - BP Oil Hearings, Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Donald E. Godwin played a major role in the defense of Halliburton regarding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation. See more here.