LOS ANGELES – Trial attorneys Thomas H. Godwin and Robert Tauler announce the opening of Godwin Tauler LLP, a high-caliber trial and appellate law firm.  The firm focuses on commercial litigation matters, including:  business disputes, class action defense, real estate, securities, unfair competition and trade practices as well as intellectual property.  The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial litigation across the country and in international, multi-jurisdictional cases.

Mr. Godwin commented, “Developments in recent years ushered significant changes into the marketplace, which demand a leaner, meaner approach to litigation problems.  We created a bespoke law firm committed to formulating winning trial and appellate strategies without wasting time or money.  We combine independent thinking with rigorous and thorough analysis to extract meaningful results from complex legal and business issues.”

Mr. Tauler said, “We built a law firm designed to provide innovative and efficient representation.  We have the ability to scale attorney staffing needs depending on the demands of a particular phase of a case.  We are able to harness recent technological advents, such as predictive coding to reduce discovery costs and the attorney time required to address discovery.  We are committed to working with our clients to create litigation budgets that fit their needs and achieve their goals.”

Prior to opening the firm, Mr. Godwin was a commercial litigator with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York.  After moving to Los Angeles, he practiced commercial litigation with Greenberg Traurig LLP.  Mr. Godwin is licensed to practice law in both New York and California.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Duke Law where he also concurrently obtained his LL.M in international and comparative law.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.  

Mr. Tauler was previously a commercial litigator at Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, and later with Greenberg Traurig.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine with an emphasis in political science.