DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin is announcing the promotion of former state district judge Marilea Lewis to name Shareholder at the newly renamed Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC. The new firm name reflects the departure of Marcos G. Ronquillo, who will join Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP in its Dallas office. "Marilea is a proven leader and, since joining our firm in July 2011, she has shown time and again to be an ideal fit. Going forward, she is the perfect person within the firm for this role," says Mr. Godwin. "Mr. Ronquillo has been a good friend and Shareholder at our firm, and we wish him great success in his new professional endeavors," adds Mr. Godwin. The promotion of Ms. Lewis to name Shareholder recognizes her outstanding credentials, experience, reputation, and visibility as one of the finest family law attorneys in Texas. A fifth generation Texan and former District Judge, she joined the firm in July 2011. Ms. Lewis serves as Chair of the firm's Family Law Litigation practice group, and provides a strong leadership background that is well-suited to address Family Law issues while ensuring a commitment to family values, justice for children and families, and to the improvement of the community overall. "I am very grateful and excited by this opportunity. My goal, as is the goal of everyone in the firm, is to help create as seamless a transition as possible," says Ms. Lewis. "Our firm is dedicated to the ideal of providing superior representation and service to our clients. This will continue to be true as we go forward as Godwin Lewis PC." Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Lewis was honored by selection to the 2013 list of The Best Lawyers in America, was recognized on the rolls of 2012 Texas Super Lawyers, and selected to D Magazine's 2012 list of "Best Lawyers in Dallas". Founded in 1980, Godwin Lewis PC is a mid-sized trial and appellate firm with a national practice. With offices in Dallas, Houston and Plano, Texas, Godwin Lewis represents Fortune 500 and middle-market industry leaders in Mission Critical Litigation® throughout the United States. To learn more, visit the Firm's website at http://www.godwinlewis.com. For more information on Godwin Lewis PC, please contact Ed Sothcott at 214-939-8626.