Godwin Lewis PC, the noted Texas trial and appellate firm, with offices in Dallas, Houston and Plano, has announced that Family Law attorney Michelle May O’Neil has joined the firm as its newest shareholder.

Ms. O’Neil has over 20 years of experience in the field of family law, representing men, women and children in family law matters, including divorce, child custody and complex property division. She also brings a depth of experience in family law appellate matters to the Godwin Lewis Family Law group. Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Godwin Lewis, states, “Michelle comes to our firm with a great deal of experience. She is well-known for the compassion and accessibility she brings to her client relationships, as well as a relentless nature in the pursuit of client goals. We are very pleased to have her with us at Godwin Lewis.” Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. O’Neil is one of only about 800 Board Certified family law attorneys in Texas.

Her extensive honors include listing among Texas Super Lawyers annually since 2011, recognition shared by less than 5% of the lawyers in the state; the AV-Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest quality legal ability and ethical standards; membership in the Annette Stewart Inn of Court, an organization devoted to the professionalism of the practice of family law, and selection as Best Attorney of 2013 by Park Cities/North Dallas Living Magazine.

Marilea Lewis, Managing Partner and COO of Godwin Lewis, adds, “Michelle will be an significant addition to the Firm and our Family Law practice group. Her expertise includes a unique niche in family law appellate matters. Lawyers frequently consult with her on litigation cases concerning specific legal issues that may require specialized attention both at the trial and appellate levels. Michelle’s outstanding credentials speak very highly of her commitment and dedication to both the process of law and obtaining the best outcomes for her clients.”

A noted author, Ms. O’Neil has released two books, Basics of Texas Divorce Law and All About Texas Law and Kids. She has also authored several booklets, including her most recent, What You Need To Know About Common Law Marriage In Texas, Social Study Evaluations. She is currently in the process of writing a new booklet on premarital agreements. She is a frequent speaker for the State Bar of Texas, and other legal education opportunities, providing instruction, and sharing her expertise and experience in the family law field.



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