Goodson Guy N.

Guy N. Goodson


Phone: 409.654.6700

Location: Beaumont Office


Guy Neil Goodson graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1973, and then attended law school at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1976. Guy began his legal career at the law firm of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in tax practice, and moved to Beaumont in 1978 as regulatory counsel for Gulf States Utilities Co. Guy is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Guy is active in the legal community having been President of the Jefferson County Bar Association in 1991-1992, and President of the Young Lawyers Association in 1984. He represented Ward II on the Beaumont City Council from 1990 – 2003, and served as Mayor for the City of Beaumont, Texas, 2005 – 2007. Guy is also active in state municipal affairs and served as President of the Texas Municipal League in 2001 – 2002. Guy is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Guy N. Goodson concentrates and has extensive experience in public entity and administrative law with a strong emphasis on municipal bond and special project financing while representing local government units including cities, counties, port and navigation districts, river and water authorities, special districts, economic development corporations, and emergency service districts. Additionally, his practice includes corporate and environmental law and litigation.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer as a principal in 2000

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 1976
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas State Courts
    • The United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas


  • Southern Methodist University
    • Juris Doctor – 1976
  •  University of Texas at Austin
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – with honors – 1973

Recognitions and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • President of the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Jefferson County Bar Association
    • Past President
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
    • Past President
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation

Representative Experience

  • Representative Clients Include:
    • Port of Beaumont
    • Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation
    • Trinity Bay Conservation District


  • Guy is an avid outdoorsman with a particular interest in road cycling

Civic Involvement

  • Beaumont City Council (Ward II) from 1990 – 2003
  • Mayor of the City of Beaumont from 2005 – 2007
  • Active in the state municipal affairs and former President of the Texas Municipal League from 2001-2002.
  • Advisory Board of Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth
  • Advisory Board of BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
  • Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation
  • Jefferson County Bar Foundation
  • Beaumont Main Street, Board Member
  • Land Manor, Board Member


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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