FCBE alumnus, Donald E. Godwin, recognized as one of the most outstanding lawyers by Chambers & Partners

For release:  June 8, 2016

Donald E. Godwin, Esq., was recently selected as a recognized practitioner in the field of Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners and he will be published in the 2017 Chambers USA Guide. This is the fourth consecutive year that Godwin has received this honor.

Chambers & Partners publishes what many believe to be the leading guides to the legal profession, utilizing a team of more than 150 researchers who lead an in-depth review of lawyers worldwide. Recognition by this esteemed organization is a great honor for Godwin, his firm, and his clients; and, it serves as a notable testament to his legal knowledge, experience, and record of success.

Godwin, chairman and CEO of the firm Godwin, Bowman & Martinez and University of Memphis alumnus, is an avid supporter of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (FCBE) and he serves as a member of the Dean's Advisory Board. He was the recipient of the FCBE's 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award and, subsequently, was inducted into the Fogelman College's Hall of Fame. Godwin was also the keynote speaker at the 2015 annual alumni luncheon.

Godwin earned his M.S. from the School of Accountancy at the Fogelman College prior to attending Southern Methodist University's law school in Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides.

Godwin is considered one of the most respected and tenacious trial lawyers in Texas. For more than 40 years Don has tried significant jury cases in courts across the United States. Board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he has the ability to translate complex matters of law and fact into easily understandable language for courts and juries. Godwin's practice covers a broad range of areas with an emphasis on complex litigation, including oil and gas, environmental, fiduciary duties, will contests, major family law disputes, and business torts. He has been the lead trial lawyer for Halliburton in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

"We are extremely proud of, but not at all surprised by, Don's recent recognition by Chambers & Partners," said Dr. Rajiv Grover, dean of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. "Don is a delightful, inspirational, and powerful personality who can move mountains by his oratory. He is a wonderful testament to our students as he is a result of aiming high and working hard. We are especially thankful to Don for his continued involvement and support of the Fogelman College. Congratulations, Don!"