Lincoln Goodwin is a senior attorney with The Lanier Law Firm. He represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including toxic torts, asbestos related injuries, and commercial litigation.
Originally from Laramie, Wyoming, Mr. Goodwin has lived in Texas since 1982. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1994 before earning his law degree at the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1998. While at Texas Tech, Mr. Goodwin served as President of the Student Bar Association and as a member of both the Law School Honor Council and the Texas Tech University Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Goodwin also founded the Susan Fortney Award for Ethics, an annual award presented to the Texas Tech law student who most exemplifies the honor and integrity required of the legal profession.
Following law school, Mr. Goodwin served for two years as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings in the Northern District of Texas. After completing his clerkship, Mr. Goodwin returned to his hometown of Houston where he handled litigation matters for several Fortune 500 companies at a large national law firm. He then worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, and tried numerous trials to juries and to judges.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College where innovative and cutting edge case development and trial presentation techniques are continuously developed.
Mr. Goodwin was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. Lincoln serves on the missions council at Houston's First Baptist Church and has served in missions in The Philippines, India, and inner-city Houston. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Garland Walker Inn of Court, and serves on the board of trustees for the Chinquapin School for economically challenged, gifted students.
Mr. Goodwin lives in Houston with his wife Priscilla, and he runs in the Houston Marathon every year. Lincoln and Priscilla have two daughters.