Divorce is always a serious matter, and in the case of parties who own prized assets, relationship exit strategies can be highly complex and challenging. Godwin Law Firm brings tenacity and strategic approaches to a divorce by maximizing financial awards, winning desired child custody, safeguarding assets, and facilitating a favorable outcome. We are here to help you through the storm.
With over 25 years experience and expertise in family law, civil law, DUI, traffic, and criminal law, we can help you facilitate a favorable outcome. We are located in Wilmington, North Carolina and serve New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick County, Onslow County, and Columbus County.
Godwin Law Firm philosophy represents our quality commitment to our clients:
We believe that our clients deserve to be treated like human beings, not merely like files.
We treat our clients as the most valuable asset of our firm - they are the purpose of our work.
We provide our clients with attentive and courteous service, because they deserve it.
We believe clients should be informed about the legal process.
We constantly strive to increase our legal knowledge and sharpen our professional expertise.
We believe our clients deserve the best.
We are empathetic and compassionate in dealing with our clients' legal needs.
We make our best efforts at a fair, negotiated settlement because our clients deserve it.
We know that our clients time is just as valuable as ours.
We will not allow or condone children to be used to gain a favorable outcome.
Children deserve to be protected in a divorce, not treated like an asset - to be bargained for.
We try to equip our clients with every opportunity to move forward with a satisfying life.
We welcome feedback as we continue to evolve our firm to best serve you.
I have used Godwin Law Firm several times and their pricing is very fair and handled my affairs with the best professional advice and service!
- Joey Florence. 3/24/2020
This man was able to take my case the evening before courr. Not only came prepared, but absolutely slaughtered my opponent and their attorney who have been dragging me through the mud for months. With just a few hours of preparation he came in and corrected the last 4 years of bad relations and my unrepresented court appearances. If you need a lawyer, Mr Godwin, is a God send and his fight does not end. He will do any and all things necessary within the law (which he has had 30+ years experience) to win or settle your case in the best possible outcome.
- Timothy Brock. 1/26/2020
Godwin Law Firm Has Been Invaluable
We have had the privilege of having David as an attorney in a very emotional child custody case for over 4 years. The support and help David has provided to my family and I over the years have been phenomenal. David has gone far beyond his obligation to help us. He has always been there to give advice and represent us in virtually every circumstance. And his partner-in-justice (Sha) is equally as phenomenal! Thank you both so much for everything! You have helped our family rebuild our lives and move on. You are our champions and our friends. To anyone reading this - HIRE THIS MAN!!! He is no ordinary attorney and this no ordinary law firm. He will be there for you and he will help you with his infinite knowledge and true professionalism in and out of the courtroom.
- Marcia A. 0/29/2020
I've used David for yrs. 1 of the best attorneys around in my opinion. His office always answers questions if David is unavailable. Quick replys. And very onto of his cases.
I would recommend the Godwin law firm to anybody.
- James Ortutay. 0/28/2020
David was very knowledgeable and professional in helping me with my legal matters. I can’t say enough about the Godwin Law firm. Highly recommended them.
- Matt War. 0/28/2020
Extremely polite and professional! David made sure that every detail was noted and that my case was resolved! I highly recommend them!
- Nichole Martin. 0/28/2020
The most professional, friendly, responsive and supportive team. They will help you get best desired outcome!
- Charla Martin. 0/28/2020
He's a really great lawyer appreciate everything they did for me they went above and beyond
- Nelida Hoisington. 0/19/2020
Mr. Godwin was a God-send for my case! He was thorough and articulate in gathering information and representing the best interests of me and my children in a very touchy ongoing 8 year custody case. This battle has been ongoing for 8 years and dealing with other Family Law Attorneys I had NO LUCK! Nothing changed. I was witness to his high level of integrity and tenacity during my trial and was moved to tears by his closing statements because of how aptly he conveyed to the judge what was of highest importance to me in regards to outcome. Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In truth Mr. Godwin will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. He has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his client. He has represented me in the most professional manner, his ethics are of the highest standards. His friendship , courtesy ,knowledge and honesty have become very important to me during the last two years as he represented me in my child custody case. I have recommended him to a friend who has used his services in other cases and won them. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Godwin Lawfirm again.
- Monique Samayoa. 11/12/2019
Mr. David Godwin has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, educated and honest. While working with David, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he did not steer me wrong. I also would like to comment on his staff. Through out my case, I have never encountered an attorney or there staff who are like Godwin's Lawfirm. They are fabulous and I’m so grateful to have them to answer all my questions.I would highly recommend Godwin Lawfirm to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront.
- Danny Harrell. 11/12/2019
A complete nightmare! I knew the Godwin family for some years but boy oh boy when there’s a death in the family people tend to show their true colors. So we asked David for assistance with the passing of our mother and explained to him what we were also seeking out of making sure she Rest In Peace. He seemed to have only wanted our money. He didn’t help with anything I asked or better yet my family has asked for when trying to make sure things went accordingly with the courts. I ended up with getting charged for unnecessary stuff because he wasn’t answering on time. When we finally mentioned how unprofessional they have become with working to closing her estate case he got upset and then completely ignored my family and I. We had to start waiting until they showed up to the office for us to even try to explain that I’m getting threatening letters and paid for his professional help and ask why am I getting these letters when he should be doing his job. He always tried to end the conversation with the slicking of his hair back and saying don’t worry about it he will handle it. He never did! I had to finish closing out my mothers estate with the help of the same individuals he didn’t want to deal with and that was my fam along with very polite people in the courthouse. I had to contact NC State Bar and complain. Never will I ever refer him to anyone. Smh!!
- Shenequa Notliketheothers. 9/8/2019
I have known David for a long time,
- Temple McCabe. 6/28/2019
Mr. Godwin took more than professional interest in my case. Without explaining all the facts, he saw the whole picture and knew how to handle it. I am extremely happy with the way Mr. Godwin handled my case and I would hope for his representation in the future if anything arose. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
- Nicholas La Fave. 4/8/2018
- RACHEL HARRIS COWARD. 6/27/2017
Best attorney ever. Perry Mason lives!
- Larry Peacock. 0/1/2017
David and Sha made my divorce as pleasant as it could be. They were always there to answer my questions or just to help me understand what was being said in the divorce documents. David fought for me every step of the way and made sure I wasn't bullied in the divorce. During this time I also had a speeding ticket that he helped me with. I will be using him in the future with any issues I have. I highly recommend him!
- Andrea Rowe. 1/8/2016
David Godwin is the Greatest Attorney!! He has helped me with my child support case and my personal injury case. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but his office kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would recommended him to any family and friends in need of an attorney.
- Cristy Helton. 1/8/2016
David Godwin is the best family attorney you can find. He helped me to get my kids back and their mother is a pediatrician, You would never believe it can happen, but it is a true story. He is very reasonable in pricing and a very good person. Can't say it about too many attorneys. Mr. Godwin is very honest. He will not lie to you to get your money, but he works hard for it. Highly recommended.