DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Attorneys Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih and Laci Bowman to Shareholders and Stefanie Major McGregor to Senior Counsel, effective Nov. 1.
Additionally, the Firm announced that Shareholder Shawn McCaskill has been named to its Executive Committee as Senior Vice President and Secretary. "Leiza, Laci and Stefanie are all exceptional attorneys. We are pleased they have accepted these new positions," says Godwin Bowman & Martinez Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Godwin. "Similarly, Shawn is not only among the very best attorneys in the state, but a true leader as well. We look forward to the energy he will bring to the Executive Committee." Ms. Dolghih is a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment Section, representing large companies, small business owners and individual employees in federal and state courts. Her practice includes a broad range of business and employment litigation. In addition, she counsels clients regarding compliance with employment-related statutes such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and employment agreements. She earned her law degree from Baylor Law School in 2006. As a member of the Firm's Family Law Section, Ms. Bowman represents clients in matters involving divorce, premarital agreements, common law marriage disputes, and suits affecting the parent-child relationship . Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she is also active in the collaborative law community in North Texas and is a founder and past President of the Collaborative Law Professionals of North Texas. Ms. Bowman has earned selection to the Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young attorneys in the state four times (2013-16.) She earned her law degree from Baylor Law School in 2008. Ms. McGregor is a member of the Firm's Civil Appellate and Commercial Litigation sections. She represents clients in both the prosecution and defense of a wide range of cases before state and federal courts on matters including complex litigation, environmental and oil and gas litigation, Family Law, property, and trust and estates disputes. She is a former clerk and Senior Research Attorney for the Louisiana Supreme Court. She has been selected five times (2009, 2010, 2014-16) to the Texas Rising Stars list. She earned her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2002. Mr. McCaskill is the Chair of the Firm's Appellate Section. In addition to his appointment to the Executive Committee, he will continue as Chair of the Firm's Opinion and Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Conflicts & Ethics Committee, the Judicial Campaign Committee and the Library Committee.