George R. Carlton, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Godwin Bowman PC
 | Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-4421
Fax: 214-527-3110
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

George R. Carlton Jr. is a co-founder of Godwin Bowman PC. Based in Dallas, Texas, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, and he is the chair of the firm's mass tort litigation group. The types of cases that Mr. Carlton has handled have included defense representation in personal injury and wrongful death litigation arising out of oil field accidents, truck collisions and construction site injuries. He also has extensive experience with real estate and construction disputes, energy and environmental litigation, and toxic tort and defective product defense, and he has defended insurance companies in bad faith and other coverage lawsuits.

Mr. Carlton's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow professionals. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, and chosen to Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers,  he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Avvo and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Carlton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 10th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Carlton attended The University of Texas at Arlington, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1970. He then pursued a legal education at Baylor Law School in Waco and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975. Mr. Carlton is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations. His memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (60%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About George Carlton, Jr.

Admitted: 1975, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected to the Lawdragon 500, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 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, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation

Educational Background:

  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 1975
  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1970
Office Location for George R. Carlton, Jr.

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

Phone: 214-939-4421

Fax: 214-527-3110

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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