<p><b>Bruce Bowman, Jr.</b>&nbsp;has successfully handled litigation on both the plaintiff and defendant sides for many years, primarily in business disputes. &nbsp;He's developed a niche for defending professionals such as lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers. &nbsp;In addition to trying over 100 cases to verdict, Bruce has handled many appeals through the Texas Supreme Court, Federal Appeals Courts and even to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>Bruce is <a href="http://www.tbls.org/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization</a>. He received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1968 and a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1965</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2znYvxt8PKA" target="_blank" style="font-size: 10pt;">Video: Bruce Bowman Discusses Appellate Services of Godwin Lewis PC</a></p> <p></p> Biography
<div><span style="font-weight: bold;">Commercial Litigation</span></div> <ul> <li> <div>Successfully tried a change of control of a public company case in Chancery Court in Delaware and prevailed on appeal</div></li> <li> <div>Represented major hospital in connection with class action involving defective product and damages...Successful on appeal</div></li> <li> <div>Represented major hospital in connection with qui tam litigation claims for wrongful termination and related matters</div></li> <li> <div>Represented public company in trade secret trial involving a foreign oil field</div></li> <li> <div>Represented companies in cases involving antitrust and unfair competition claims</div></li> <li> <div>Handled multiple arbitrations involving both FINRA &amp; AAA</div></li> <li> <div>Lead attorney in estate &amp; trust litigation, successfully recovering multi-millions of dollars for clients covering breaches of trust and over 20 related lawsuits and sustained appeal</div></li> <li> <div>Successfully defended lawyer in 14-year malpractice suit involving alleged real estate and tax malpractice</div></li> <li> <div>Representation of a company in contractual indemnity dispute – Cercla and environmental litigation</div></li> <li> <div>Part of trial team in Deepwater Horizon Multi District Litigation – currently ongoing</div></li></ul> <div><br /> </div> <div><span style="font-weight: bold;">Appellate</span></div> <ul> <li> <div>Successfully litigated standard for lawyer disqualification on suing former clients in Texas Supreme Court</div></li> <li> <div>Defended banks in lender liability suit successfully through the Supreme Court of Texas</div></li> <li> <div>Defeated class certification on appeal</div></li></ul> <div><br /> </div> <div><span style="font-weight: bold;">Securities</span></div> <ul> <li> <div>Represented brokers/dealers in connection with securities law claims</div></li> <li> <div>Defended Financial Advisors in court proceedings and depositions</div></li> <li> <div>Defended brokers, dealers and lawyers on claims for violation of Federal &amp; State securities law</div></li> <li> <div>Represented CitiCapital in major class action litigation</div></li></ul> Representative Experience
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Speaker, <i>Multiple Party Problems, Litigation and Trial Tactics</i>, 2003</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Speaker, <i>Complex Litigation Strategies, Litigation and Trial Tactics</i>, 2002</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Speaker, <i>Jurisdiction and Venue in State &amp; Federal Courts</i>, Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001</li></ul> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Nine-time selection&nbsp;to the list of Thomson Reuters' &quot;<span style="font-style: italic;">Texas Super Lawyers</span>&quot; as published in <span style="font-style: italic;">Texas Monthly</span> and <span style="font-style: italic;">Super Lawyers Magazine,&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;2003-2006, 2008-2010, <a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/Nine%20From%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Recognized%20by%20Texas%20Super%20Lawyers%20v1%20wpic.pdf" target="_blank">2013</a>, 2014</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">AV rated &quot;Preeminent&quot; Martindale-Hubbell</li></ul> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">State Courts of Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Texas Supreme Court </li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas </li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. Supreme Court</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. Tax Court</li></ul> Admitted Practice
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">American Bar Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">American Board of Trial Advocacy</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Dallas County Bar Association: Strategic Planning Committee, Business Litigation Section; Vice-Chairman, Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">State Bar of Texas, Committee on Texas Lawyers Creed</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Texas Bar Foundation</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Fellow, Texas Bar Association</li></ul> Member
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1968)</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1965)</li></ul> Education

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Bruce W. Bowman, Jr.
Shareholder,General Counsel, Executive Vice President,Executive Committee

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
Civil Appellate
Commercial Litigation
Securities Litigation

BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Bowman, Jr. has successfully handled litigation on both the plaintiff and defendant sides for many years, primarily in business disputes.  He's developed a niche for defending professionals such as lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers.  In addition to trying over 100 cases to verdict, Bruce has handled many appeals through the Texas Supreme Court, Federal Appeals Courts and even to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bruce is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1968 and a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1965

Video: Bruce Bowman Discusses Appellate Services of Godwin Lewis PC


 


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