Todd W. Shadle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Godwin Bowman PC
Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-4489
Fax: 214-527-3125
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer (60%), Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Todd Shadle has developed an expertise in labor and employment law based on over 20 years of experience in that field.  Reflecting that expertise, he is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His employment law experience includes counseling and preparation of policies, litigation, conducting investigations, and dealing with state and federal agencies. These issues include claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, state causes of action, covenants not to compete, and trade secret litigation.

Todd also handles complex commercial litigation matters and counsels clients regarding their data governance issues and exposure and the response and handling of data breaches.

Indicating the excellence of his practice, he has been named one of The 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Lawdragon, Inc., twice selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, and chosen to the list of Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, honoring the top young attorneys in the state.  He is AV-rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization's highest ranking for legal ethics and skills.

About Todd W. Shadle

Admitted: 1996, Massachusetts

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Educational Background

  • Emory University (B.A.), 1992

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • Dallas Bar Association - Community Involvement Committee Member
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003
  • Dallas Bar Association - Courthouse Committee Member
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2003
  • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Preston Hollow East Homeowner's Association, Past-President, 2003
  • State Fair of Texas - Raffle Committee Chairman, 2012
  • State Fair of Texas - Livestock Auction Committee, 2010-2012

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Labor & Employment Law, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • What's on your CEO's iPad?, Law360, 2013


  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017
  • The 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Lawdragon, Inc., 2018
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2004
  • AV-rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • AV-Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018
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Office Location for Todd W. Shadle

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

Last Updated: 3/24/2021

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