Bruce W. Bowman, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Godwin Bowman PC
 | Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-8679
Fax: 214-527-3104
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (10%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Godwin Bowman PC, Bruce W. Bowman, Jr., has been aggressively representing his clients in Dallas, Texas, for over 45 years. Mr. Bowman's legal practice is focused primarily in the areas of commercial and securities law, with cases involving commercial, securities and trade secret litigation.

Mr. Bowman first completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1965 at the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to attend The University of Texas School of Law, graduating in 1968 with his Juris Doctor.

Throughout his many years of practice, Mr. Bowman's successes on behalf of his clients have earned him the respect of his peers, the judiciary and the public. He has been chosen among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon, Inc., been rated a perfect 10.0 by Avvo and is rated as AV-Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his top legal acumen and ethics. Mr. Bowman, is a board-certified civil trial lawyer through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Bowman is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of Texas. He is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 11th Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Dedicated to his clients and profession, Mr. Bowman is an active member in several legal organizations. His memberships include the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocacy, the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Bar Foundation. In order to help other attorneys to better represent their own clients, Mr. Bowman has also given several presentations through the State Bar of Texas to teach them.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (10%): Wrongful Termination

Energy & Natural Resources (10%): Energy Law

Securities Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Wrongful Termination, Energy Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2018

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About Bruce Bowman, Jr.

Admitted: 1968, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.godwinbowman.com/attorneys/bruce-w-bowman-jr-/

Honors/Awards:

  • "Superb" 10 Rating, AVVO.com, 2018
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, Inc., 2018
  • "Superb" 10 Rating, AVVO.com, 2017
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, Inc., 2017
  • AV-rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • "Superb" 10 Rating, AVVO.com, 2016
  • AV-rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • "Superb" 10 Rating, AVVO.com, 2015
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee, Dallas County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee, Dallas County Bar Association
  • Business Litigation Section, Dallas County Bar Association
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Dallas County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Committee on Texas Lawyers Creed
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA)
  • Texas State Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Jurisdiction and Venue in State & Federal Courts, Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • Speaker, Complex Litigation Strategies, Litigation and Trial Tactics, 2002
  • Speaker, Multiple Party Problems, Litigation and Trial Tactics, 2003

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In Re: The American Elk Conservatory, Inc.; In the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division; Case No. 383-38328-BJH-11
  • Pat S. Bolin, et al. v. Belmont Wealth Management, et al.; Case No. 71 180 Y 00622 09
  • In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010; MDL No. 2179, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Dirt, Inc. v. Shawcor, Ltd., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., et. al; Cause No. 2005-1523-JCW; In the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama
  • M-I, L.L.C. and Smith International Acquisition Corporation v. Dresser Industries, Inc., et al.; Civil Action No. H-03-5044; USDC Southern District –Houston Division
  • Anglo-Dutch (Tenge) L.L.C., et al. v. Halliburton Company, et al.; Cause No. 2000-22588; In the 61st District Court, Harris County,Texas
  • Reagan v. East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, et al., Case No. H-97-3310, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • Policemen & Firemen Retirement System of City of Detroit, derivatively on behalf of Halliburton Company and KBR, Inc. v. Albert O. Cornelison, Jr., et al. and Halliburton Company and KBR, Inc.; Cause No. 2009-29987; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas

Educational Background:

  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1965
Office Location for Bruce W. Bowman, Jr.

Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75270

Phone: 214-939-8679

Fax: 214-527-3104

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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