Your Authority on Family Law

Entering our twenty fifth year, we at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson have done more than learned the law, we’ve mastered it.

Hiring The Best Matters

As of 2016, six of our family lawyers were named in the Texas Super Lawyers Top 100 – more than any other family law firm of any size.

Divorce Is Never Easy

Which is why we guide you through the law and provide the best representation we can, when you need it most.

Best Lawyers In America
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger – Family Law 1987-2017
Appellate Law 2007-2017
Keith M. Nelson 2006-2017
R. Scott Downing 2005-2017
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2009-2017
Brad M. LaMorgese 2016-2017
Appellate Law 2016-2017
Marilea W. Lewis 2013-2017
Mediation 2013-2017
William M. Reppeto III 2016-2017
Lon M. Loveless 2015-2017
T. Hunter Lewis 2016
Paula A. Bennett 2017
Board Certified in Family Law
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 1980
- Civil Appellate Law 1987
Keith M. Nelson 1988
R. Scott Downing 1999
Jeffrey O. Anderson 1999
William M. Reppeto III 2002
Brad M. LaMorgese 2001
Marilea W. Lewis 1996
Amber L. Alwais 2009
Lon M. Loveless 2011
Paula A. Bennett 2015
Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 2003-2016
Top 10 in Texas 2009-2010, 2012-2014
Top 100 Central TX 2004-2011, 2013-2016
Top 100 in Texas 2003-2016
Keith M. Nelson 2003-2016
Top 100 in Texas 2013, 2015-2016
Top 100 in DFW 2009, 2011-2016
R. Scott Downing 2003-2016
Top 100 in Texas 2009, 2013-2016
Top 100 in DFW 2009-2010, 2013-2016
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2003-2016
Top 100 in DFW 2012, 2015-2016
William M. Reppeto III 2014-2015 2005-2006*
Brad M. LaMorgese 2004-2016
Top 100 in Texas 2013-2016
Top 100 in DFW 2013-2016
Marilea W. Lewis 2012-2016
Top 100 in Texas 2014-2016
Top 50 Women TX 2014-2016
Top 100 in DFW 2014-2016
Amber L. Alwais 2013-2016 2008-2010*
Lon M. Loveless 2014-2016 2009-2014*
R. Porter Corrigan 2010-2012* 2014-2016*
Holly Rampy 2014-2016*
Ryan Kirkham 2012*
T. Hunter Lewis 2013-2016
*Named Texas Rising Star
Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 2009
Keith M. Nelson 2014
R. Scott Downing 2004* 2014 2016
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2002* 2004* 2006* 2007-2009 2011-2012 2016
William M. Reppeto III 2015
Brad M. LaMorgese 2002* 2004* 2006* 2014
Marilea W. Lewis 2012** 2014-2015
*Named Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas
**Named Best Lawyer for ADR-Mediation

Your Future. Our Focus

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP is one of the largest family law firms in Texas. Serving clients across the metroplex and from all over Texas, our family attorneys are ranked among the best statewide and our firm holds a place of prominence across the nation. If you need a divorce lawyer give us a call today.

Practice Areas

The attorneys at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson have decades of experience in every aspect of Family Law and can help you work through every stage of the process.

Latest News

01-17-17

Former District Judge Chris Oldner Joins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson

Former District Judge Chris Oldner Joins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Addition of Oldner to bolster litigation expertise at renowned Texas Family Law boutique DALLAS –...Read More
01-10-17

Landmark Obergefell Opened Questions Regarding the Application to Common Law Divorce

Landmark Obergefell Opened Questions Regarding the Application to Common Law Divorce “The most significant thing in 2016 in the aftermath of Obergefell is how it applied to c...Read More
12-09-16

Keith Nelson Shares How to Navigate Holiday Visitation Schedules on Texas Bar Blog

How to help your clients navigate divorce and holiday visitation schedules “Before encouraging the acceptance of a standard possession order, carve out time for a heart-to-heart wi...Read More
12-09-16

Creative Approach to Visitation Scheduling Helps Preserve Holiday Traditions

For a divorce, it has been as amicable as possible. But the inevitable disputes over property and finances have left everyone drained. With the primary custody questions finally se...Read More
11-04-16

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns National Best Law Firms Honors

DALLAS – For the first time, Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has earned both national and metropolitan Best Law Firms honors in three practice ar...Read More
10-17-16

Scott Downing Offers Insights to Unusual Divorce Saga

When the Houston Chronicle looked into charges of questionable legal practices by the attorneys representing Winnie Alwazzan, a Galveston woman who was awarded more than $400 milli...Read More
09-08-16

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Selected to 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List

Noted Family Law firm home to 10 of the best attorneys in Texas DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Ten attorneys from the Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, h...Read More
08-24-16

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) and How Does It Impact My Retirement Assets?

Asset division in divorce is often a tough nut to crack. You want to move on with your life and also want what is best for your family. Depending on factors such as your and your f...Read More
08-18-16

Nine Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Honored Among Best Lawyers in America

Oldest, most-respected peer review list recognizes firm’s family law excellence DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Nine attorneys from the Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & And...Read More
08-15-16

Top 5 Factors Influencing Child Custody Decisions

It is often said that the best case scenario for any child is when the two parents can work past their differences and stay together, or at least work together, for the sake of the...Read More