James E. Johanns

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Godwin Bowman PC
Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-4846
Fax: 214-760-7332
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Appellate (20%), Environmental Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Dallas-based Godwin Bowman PC attorney, James Johanns, represents clients in a variety of business litigation disputes, including those involving contract, trademark and environmental liability issues. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate level in the state and federal courts of Texas.  Mr. Johanns was an important member of the Godwin Bowman trial team, in its successful defense of Halliburton Energy Services in all civil litigation and investigations in regard to the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon/Macondo explosion in 2010, widely regarded as the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States.

Beyond his work in Commercial Litigation, James is heavily involved in the Metroplex community, and in the Dallas legal fraternity.  He is a Life Fellow in the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

He has been honored three times with selection to the list of Texas Rising Stars, recognizing the top young attorneys in the State of Texas, by Thomson Reuters

About James E. Johanns

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.godwinbowman.com/attorneys/james-e-johanns/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Texas Internatonal Law Journal, Articles and Notes Editor

Educational Background

  • indiana University, B.A., 1994
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002


  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2008
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2010
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2009
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Office Location for James E. Johanns

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

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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