Six Godwin Lewis Attorneys Earn Spots Among 2015 Best Lawyers in America

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Six attorneys from the Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC are being recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the leading guides to the nation’s top legal counsel.

Firm Chairman and CEO, Donald E. Godwin, is named in the publication for a fourth consecutive year in recognition of his commercial litigation practice. Board Certified in Civil Litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Godwin serves as the lead trial attorney for Halliburton in the ongoing civil litigation stemming from the 2010 BP Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He also has earned recognition in Chambers USA, the American City Business Journals’ Who’s Who in Energy listing and the annual Texas Super Lawyers list, where he has been honored each year since the inaugural listing in 2003.

Managing Shareholder and COO, Marilea Lewis, is recognized in Best Lawyers for a third consecutive year for the excellence of her mediation practice. Board Certified in family law, Lewis serves as Chair of Godwin Lewis’ Family Law Litigation and Arbitration/Mediation Practice Groups.

Also earning selection for a third 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 second time based on her commercial litigation work.

Godwin Lewis President, R. Alan York, Board Certified in Appellate practice, and an integral part of the Houston contingent of the firm’s Halliburton team, was recognized for the first time for his work in Appellate Law. In addition, Board Certified Family Law lawyer Lon Loveless, a senior attorney in Dallas, earned his first Best Lawyers in America listing.

“We have long believed that our firm is home to some of the most outstanding litigators and appellate attorneys currently in practice. It is gratifying to have this work recognized by our peers,” says Godwin.

Regarded by many as the definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive 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, Houston and Plano, Texas, Godwin Lewis 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

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