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An Associate in the Family Law section of Godwin Lewis PC, Ashley Bowline Russell has been recognized by peers and clients alike for her extensive understanding of the law. Her ability to craft and implement unique and creative legal arguments gives her a valuable perspective in approaching her cases, and in reaching effective solutions to the problems of her clients. Her practice focuses solely on family law litigation and appellate matters. 

A skilled negotiator, Ashley works closely with her clients in order to secure agreements, identify settlement options, and, where possible, avoid the necessity of a trial altogether.

Ashley has been commended by her clients for her dedication, and the manner in which she has guided them through the more difficult moments of the family law process.  The personal attention, concern, and compassion that she brings to her job has been noted time and again.

Ms. Russell has been honored with four-time selection to the list of Thomson Reuters' "Texas Rising Stars" as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, recognizing the top young lawyers in the State of Texas. In further recognition of her professionalism and ethics, she was accepted as a member of the Annette Stewart Inn of Court, an organization devoted to ethics and professionalism in the practice of family law.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    9 years
  2. Divorce: 50%
    9 years



Hourly ($225-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Daniel Franklin Abasolo

    Ms. Russell is brilliant in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. She represents her clients with compassion, knowledge, and skill.


    Daniel Abasolo Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michelle May O'Neil

    Ashley is a dynamite attorney. She truly cares about her clients and what's best for them. Plus, she knows more about the law than most lawyers her senior.


    Michelle O'Neil Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Godwin Lewis PC

Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX, 75270


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200601/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarsThomson Reuters2015
Texas Rising StarsThomson Reuters2014
Texas Rising StarsThomson Reuters2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Texas Rising StarsThomson Reuters2012
Best in Law BlogsLexBlog2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGodwin Lewis PC2014 - Present
AttorneyO'Neil Attorneys Family Law2006 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2007 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Texas Association of Young LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law CourseWinning Your Case Before You Go To Trial, Pretrial Dispositive Motions and Procedures2009
State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution CourseWe Lost, Now What: Perfecting the Appeal2008
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law CourseSpeak Now or Waive It: Preserving Error for Trial Lawyers2007
Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section, Summer Bar SeminarCase Law Update2007
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Boot Camp-Practice in the TrenchesOverview of Characterization & Tracing in a Divorce,2007
University of Houston Law Foundation, Family Law Practice SeminarEnforcement of Court Orders and Decrees2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2006
University of OklahomaPsychology and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Association, Monthly Family Law Section MeetingsMonthly Case Law Updates2007