DALLAS, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Esteemed trial lawyer, Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Texas trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC, has been selected among the 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, his second consecutive year to be awarded this exceptional honor.
With fewer than 1/10 of 1 percent of the nation's lawyers chosen, the Lawdragon 500 is one of the most coveted accolades for attorneys, and among the most elite guides in the legal profession. The selection process begins with law firm nominations, recommendations from peers, and online submissions, with final honorees chosen through an exhaustive editorial research process.
"I have been committed to obtaining best results for my clients throughout my entire career. To have that commitment recognized by my peers and others in the legal profession with a place alongside the very best attorneys in the country is a great honor," says Mr. Godwin.
One of the nation's most respected and accomplished trial lawyers, Mr. Godwin's career has been highlighted by some of the most complex and meaningful civil cases in the U.S., including his successful representation of Halliburton as lead trial counsel in all civil litigation and governmental investigations stemming from the 2010 BP Macondo oil well blowout (Deepwater Horizon) in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental case in U.S. history.
Mr. Godwin has built his reputation in high-stakes, complex litigation involving oil and gas, environmental matters, fiduciary duties, will contests, major family law disputes and business torts. He is also recognized as a master negotiator in high-risk disputes involving corporate executives and their legal departments and other high-profile individuals.
The 2016 selection to The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list is the most recent honor in Mr. Godwin's storied career. He has also been recognized multiple times as one of America's Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers by Chambers USA, chosen as one of the 50 Lions of the Texas Bar by Texas Lawbook and recognized in the American City Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy since the award's inception.
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Godwin also has been recognized multiple times by The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters' 100 Best Lawyers in Texas, D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas and the Dallas Business Journal. In addition, he has earned the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
The 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America magazine will be published this summer and distributed to corporate counsel, private practitioners, academics and other leaders in the legal industry. The full Lawdragon 500 list can be found at www.Lawdragon.com.
Founded in 1980, GODWIN PC is a mid-sized trial and appellate firm with a national practice. With offices in Dallas and Houston, GODWIN PC represents Fortune 500 and middle-market industry leaders in Mission Critical Litigation® throughout the United States. To learn more, visit the Firm's website at http://www.GodwinLaw.com.
For more information, please contact Ed Sothcott at 214-939-8626 or ESothcott@GodwinLaw.com
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