Your Authority on Family Law

For more than 25 years, we at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson have done more than learned the law, we’ve mastered it.

Hiring The Best Matters

In 2018, ten of our family lawyers were named to the list of Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward White, Inc.

Recognized: Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing, Jeff Anderson, Will Reppeto, Brad LaMorgese, Lon Loveless, Marilea Lewis, Paula Bennett and Amber Liddell Alwais.

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 1987-2018
Appellate Law 2007-2018
Keith M. Nelson 2006-2018
R. Scott Downing 2005-2018
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2009-2018
Amber Liddell Alwais 2018
Paula A. Bennett 2017-2018
Brad M. LaMorgese - Family Law 2016-2018
Appellate Law 2016-2018
Lon M. Loveless 2015-2018
William M. Reppeto III 2016-2018
Marilea W. Lewis 2013-2018
Mediation 2013-2018
T. Hunter Lewis 2016
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
Amber L. Alwais 2009
Paula A. Bennett 2015
Paul Hewett 2008
Brad M. LaMorgese 2001
Lon M. Loveless 2011
William M. Reppeto III 2002
Marilea W. Lewis 1996
Chris Oldner 2018
Holly Rampy Baird 2018
R. Porter Corrigan II 2018
T. Hunter Lewis 2017
Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 2003-2017
Top 10 in Texas 2009-2010, 2012-2014
Top 100 Central TX 2004-2011, 2013-2017
Top 100 in Texas 2003-2017
Keith M. Nelson 2003-2017
Top 100 in Texas 2013, 2015-2017
Top 100 in DFW 2009, 2011-2017
R. Scott Downing 2003-2017
Top 100 in Texas 2009, 2013-2017
Top 100 in DFW 2009-2010, 2013-2017
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2003-2017
Top 100 in DFW 2012, 2015-2017
William M. Reppeto III 2014-2015 2005-2006*
Brad M. LaMorgese 2004-2017
Top 100 in Texas 2013-2017
Top 100 in DFW 2013-2017
Marilea W. Lewis 2012-2017
Top 100 in Texas 2014-2016
Top 50 Women TX 2014-2017
Top 100 in DFW 2014-2016
Amber L. Alwais 2013-2017 2008-2010*
Lon M. Loveless 2014-2017 2009-2014*
Holly Rampy 2014-2017*
R. Porter Corrigan 2010-2012* 2014-2016*
Ryan Kirkham 2012*
T. Hunter Lewis 2013-2017
*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 2016-2017
Brad M. LaMorgese 2002* 2004* 2006* 2014 2017
William M. Reppeto III 2015
Marilea W. Lewis 2012** 2014-2015
Holly Rampy Baird 2018*
Ryan Kirkham 2018*
*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


Is it true that the judge has to tell me the basis of the ruling after trial?

After a trial, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure allow either party to request what is called findings of fact and conclusions of law. The judge has to then specify in writing the...Read More

Three Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Earn Family Law Board Certifications

The Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, congratulates attorneys Chris Oldner, Holly Rampy Baird and R. Porter Corrigan II for earning Board Certification...Read More

Is There a Deadline for Me to File an Appeal of a Judgment?

How long can I take to appeal a final judgment? This is a very good question. If you are appealing too late, then the Court of Appeals will not have jurisdiction to hear the case. ...Read More

Jeff Anderson Looks at How Pre-Obergefell Common-Law Marriages are Redefining Family Law

Jeff Anderson looks at how Texas courts are addressing the question of how to address pre-Obergefell common-law marriage claims of same-sex couples in “Same-Sex and the Common-La...Read More

Taking the High Road Helps to Avoid the Pitfalls of Divorce

Paula Bennett and Paul Hewitt share their insights on how to minimize the stress of divorce in “Heartbreak with Less Heartache” in the January/February 2018 issue of Good Life ...Read More

Two from Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Named to D Magazine’s List of Top Youn

Noted Texas family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that attorneys Holly Rampy Baird and Ryan Kirkham have been selected to D Magazine...Read More

Traveling Alone Internationally With Children May Require Special Permission

Traveling Alone Internationally With Children May Require Special Permission To help combat instances of child abduction by a non-custodial parent, many countries require adults tr...Read More

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns National Listing to Best Law Firms

For a second consecutive year, the noted family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has earned both national and metropolitan Best Law Firms honors from U.S. Ne...Read More

Lon Loveless Discusses Holiday Custody Issues with Good Life Family

Lon Loveless explains the importance of parents respecting holiday traditions following a divorce in order to alleviate stress in “Who Gets Custody of the Holidays?” in the Nov...Read More

Keith Nelson, Paul Hewett Discuss Future of Frisco Office with Texas Lawyer

Keith Nelson, Paul Hewett Discuss Future of Frisco Office with Texas Lawyer “Keith Nelson, a co-founder of the 17-lawyer firm, said Orsinger Nelson has considered expansion into ...Read More