Seven Godwin Lewis Attorneys Earn Spots Among 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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DALLAS - Aug. 18, 2015 - PRLog -- DALLAS – Seven attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC have been recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the leading guides to the nation’s top legal counsel.

Godwin Lewis Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, is named in the publication for a fifth consecutive year in recognition of his commercial litigation practice. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Godwin has served as the lead trial attorney for Halliburton since 2010 in the ongoing civil litigation stemming from the BP Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond Best Lawyers honors, he has earned recognition among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, in Chambers USA, the American City Business Journals’ Who’s Who in Energy listing and has been recognized multiple times by Thomson Reuters among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas.

Shareholder and Executive Vice President, Marilea Lewis, is recognized in Best Lawyers for a fourth consecutive year for the excellence of her mediation practice. Board Certified in family law, Ms. Lewis serves as Chair of Godwin Lewis’ Family Law Litigation and Arbitration/Mediation Practice Groups.  She has also been recognized among D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas, Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas and Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas.

Also earning selection for a fourth year is George R. Carlton Jr., Chair of Godwin Lewis’ Mass Tort Litigation Practice Group. The Dallas shareholder was selected based on his product liability litigation defense work. Dallas shareholder Carolyn R. Raines earned Best Lawyers recognition for a third time based on her commercial litigation work.

Godwin Lewis President, R. Alan York, Board Certified in Appellate practice, chosen to the list of Texas Super Lawyers since its inception in 2003, and an integral part of the Houston contingent of the firm's Halliburton team, was recognized for the second time for his work in Appellate Law. Board Certified Family Law attorney Lon M. Loveless, a Shareholder in Dallas, and recognized by Thomson Reuters both on its list of Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars, also earned his second Best Lawyers in America listing.

Joining the Godwin Lewis contingent of Best Lawyers in America for the first time in 2016 is Houston shareholder, Gwen E. Richard.  Board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Ms. Richard is rated AV "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been honored by Thomson Reuters among its list of Texas Super Lawyers since 2006.

“Having more than a third of our firm's shareholders recognized among the Best Lawyers in America is extremely gratifying", says Mr. Godwin.  "We feel that we have put together a firm with some of the most outstanding litigators and appellate attorneys currently in practice, and seeing their work recognized by our peers is very rewarding”.

Regarded by many as the definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers is based on an in-depth peer-review process in which the leading attorneys from across the country provide professional feedback on other lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Founded in 1980, Godwin Lewis PC is a mid-sized trial and appellate firm with a national practice. With offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas, Godwin Lewis represents Fortune 500 and middle-market industry leaders throughout the United States. To learn more, visit the firm’s website at

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