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Godwin Bowman & Martinez Announces Promotions

By on October 12, 2017 in Announcements

Board certified commercial litigation attorney Bruce W. Bowman Jr. has been promoted to the position of Vice Chairman of the Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC.

In addition, Sidney H. Scheinberg, Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights section, has been named to the Godwin Bowman & Martinez Executive Committee, where he will be closely involved in the firm’s decision-making process. Both changes are effective as of Oct. 1, 2017.

“These promotions further strengthen our Firm’s leadership,” says Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Godwin. “Bruce Bowman has been part of our leadership team for many years, and having him as Vice Chair helps ensure strong continuing direction for our firm. Sid Scheinberg is one of our finest attorneys, as well as one of our most creative, and productive, rainmakers. Having him as part of our Executive Committee works to enhance the production of every attorney at Godwin Bowman & Martinez.”

In a release, the firm said:

Mr. Godwin will continue as Chairman and CEO of the Firm, Jenny Martinez will remain in the role of Senior Vice President, while maintaining her duties as Treasurer, and Shawn M. McCaskill will remain as Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Firm. In addition to his responsibilities as Vice Chairman, Mr. Bowman will continue to serve as Managing Shareholder and General Counsel of Godwin Bowman & Martinez as well as maintaining his position as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Section.

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Bowman is a highly respected litigator who has successfully handled litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants for many years, primarily in business disputes. His work has included the recovery of assets from trusts in prolonged trust and bankruptcy litigation and defending against trade secret allegations involving oil field technology in state and federal courts. He also has successfully defended directors, lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, and other professionals in many areas of business. In addition to trying hundreds of cases to verdict, he has handled numerous arbitrations, mediations and appeals before the Texas Supreme Court, federal appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reflecting the excellence of his practice, Mr. Bowman has been named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, is a 12-time recipient of Texas Super Lawyers honors from Thomson Reuters, and has been rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating for legal skills and ethics. He also has achieved a 10.0 rating from AVVO, the company’s highest attorney rating.

Sidney H. Scheinberg brings more than a quarter century of experience to businesses in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He is the Chair of the Godwin Bowman & Martinez Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights section, representing clients in complex and critical cases. The primary focus of his practice is on bankruptcy and business litigation matters, with an emphasis on the representation of secured creditors, such as automobile finance companies and national banking associations. His clients have included such luminaries as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota Financial Services, Nissan and GM Financial.

A former radio broadcaster, Mr. Scheinberg is a frequent speaker at National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees’ and National Creditors Bar Association meetings. Honored by peers and the public alike, he has been AV-rated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest peer rating for legal skills and ethics, selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, as well as the Top Lawyers in Houston by Houstonia Magazine, and has achieved a 10.0 “Superb” rating from AVVO, the highest attorney rating.


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