Attorney Raymond W. Godwin has practiced law for 25 years, the past 20 of those spent with a primary focus on adoption law.
Ray’s law experience includes participation in corporate America and state government law practice. Most importantly, he and his family and professional associates believe in the miracle of adoption.
Ray and his wife, Laura, believe in the miracle of adoption because it happened in their own lives. Their adoption of two beautiful daughters in the 1980s led to Ray’s special focus on helping others pursue the same miracle themselves. To help families better understand adoption, Ray and Laura co-authored The Complete Adoption Book, a comprehensive guide to the adoption process.
Having assisted with more than 1,500 adoptions in the last 20 years, Ray Godwin makes building families through adoption his primary focus every day.
If you're considering an adoption of any kind, as a birth mother or a prospective parent, and need help in getting past the many myths surrounding the process, contact us today by completing and returning an Adoption Intake Form which can be found under the Resource tab. You will then be contacted to schedule an initial consultation with Ray Godwin. We look forward to hearing from you!
Attorney Julie M. Rau joined the Raymond W. Godwin Law Office in late 2009.
Originally from West Virginia, Julie received her B.A in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1997. After graduation, she attended the University of Georgia School of Law where she was a 2001 graduate. She was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November 2001.
Julie has a wide background in family law that aides her in her work as an adoption attorney. From 2001 to 2007, Julie worked in the Oconee County Family Court as well as serving in a General Litigation Practice. Additionally, she worked for the Spartanburg Department of Social Services from 2007 to 2009 before joining the Raymond W. Godwin Law Office.
Outside of the office, Julie is a member of The Blood Connection Board of Trustees, for which she currently serves as the Board's Chair.
In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is a member of the Clemson Church of Christ.