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Elva Cockrell Godwin, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1982, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1986. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association (family law section).

Background

Godwin, Elva Cockrell was born on September 15, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Charles Franklin and Yvonne (Bownds) Cockrell.

Education

Bachelor in Sociology, Psychology, Southwestern University, 1971. Juris Doctor, South Texas College Law, 1981.

Career

Research technologist, Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1971-1972;social worker, Department Welfare, Houston, 1972-1979;associate, Strong, Heyburn and Cockrell, Houston, 1981-1986;partner, Strong, Heyburn and Cockrell, Houston, 1986-1989;private practice law, Houston, 1990-1994;associate, Short & Jenkins, PLC, Houston, since 1993.

Religion

The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association (family law section).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, boating, gardening, ranching.

Connections

Married Edward Reddin Godwin Junior, June 25, 1977. Children: Edward Reddin III, Charles C.