Professional Education and Experience


  • Attorney and Shareholder at the law firm of Godwin Lewis PC in Dallas, practicing in the Appellate Section (state and federal courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court of Texas) and the Commercial Litigation Section
  • Judicial Clerkship for the Fifth District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas at Dallas, serving as Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Justice Tom James (former Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party) in 1998-1999
  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • selected to the list of Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, and a 5 time recipient of Thomson Reuters’ Texas Rising Stars honors
  • published law review articles in the St. Mary’s Law Journal and the Texas Tech Law Review
  • presentations and papers to the State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice Course and the Dallas Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation


  • graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in 1998
  • selected to the St. Mary’s Law Journal Editorial Board 1997-1998
  • recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship at St. Mary’s University School of Law 1996-1997
  • attended the St. Mary’s University School of Law Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) (1996)