Most Top 100 Super Lawyers

Out of 100,000 lawyers statewide, no other law firm has as many attorneys named to Thomson Reuters' list of Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas.

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 2020, thirteen of our family lawyers were named to the list of Best Lawyers in America, by BL Rankings.

Recognized: Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing, Jeff Anderson, Will Reppeto, Brad LaMorgese, Amber Liddell Alwais, Paula Bennett, Lon Loveless, Paul Hewett, Chris Oldner, Holly Rampy Baird and Jim Loveless.

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

ONDA Family Law Lawyers Rated Best Law Firm by US News in 2019
Best Lawyers In America
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger - Family Law 1987-2019
Appellate Law 2007-2020
Keith M. Nelson 2006-2020
R. Scott Downing 2005-2020
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2009-2020
William M. Reppeto III 2016-2020
Brad M. LaMorgese - Family Law 2016-2020
Appellate Law 2016-2020
Amber Liddell Alwais 2019-2020
Paula A. Bennett 2017-2020
Lon M. Loveless 2015-2020
Jim Loveless 1987-2020
Paul Hewett 2019-2020
Chris Oldner 2020
Holly Rampy Baird 2020
ONDA Family Law is Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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
Amber L. Alwais 2009
Paula A. Bennett 2015
Lon M. Loveless 2011
Paul Hewett 2008
Chris Oldner 2018
Holly Rampy Baird 2018
Jim Loveless 1980
R. Porter Corrigan II 2018
Taylor Mohr 2019
ONDA Family Law Voted Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 2003-2019
Top 10 in Texas 2009-2010, 2012-2014
Top 50 Central TX 2004-2011, 2013-2019
Top 100 in Texas 2003-2019
Keith M. Nelson 2003-2019
Top 100 in Texas 2013, 2015, 2017-2019
Top 100 in DFW 2009, 2011-2015, 2017-2019
R. Scott Downing 2003-2019
Top 100 in Texas 2009, 2013-2019
Top 100 in DFW 2009-2010, 2013-2019
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2003-2019
Top 100 in Texas 2016-2019
Top 100 in DFW 2012, 2015-2019
William M. Reppeto III 2014-2019, 2005-2006*
Brad M. LaMorgese 2004-2019
Top 100 in Texas 2013-2019
Top 100 in DFW 2013-2019
Amber L. Alwais 2013-2019, 2008-2010*
Paula A. Bennett 2018*
Lon M. Loveless 2014-2019, 2009-2014*
Top 100 in Texas 2019
Top 100 in DFW 2019
Paul Hewett 2013 - 2019
Chris Oldner 2019
Holly Rampy 2014-2019*
Up-And-Coming 100 2017, 2019
Up-And-Coming 50 Women 2017, 2019
Jim Loveless 2003 – 2019
Top 100 in Texas 2007
Top 100 in DFW 2007
R. Porter Corrigan 2010-2012, 2014-2019*
Ryan Kirkham 2012, 2017-2019*
Taylor Mohr 2017-2019*
*Named Texas Rising Star
ONDA Family Law Voted Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
Name Year
Richard R. Orsinger 2009
Keith M. Nelson 2014 2018
R. Scott Downing 2004* 2014 2016 2018
Jeffrey O. Anderson 2002* 2004* 2006* 2007-2009 2011-2012 2016-2019
Brad M. LaMorgese 2002* 2004* 2006* 2014 2017-2019
William M. Reppeto III 2015
Holly Rampy Baird 2018*
Ryan Kirkham 2018*
*Named Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas

Top Family Lawyers in Texas

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP is one of the largest family law firms in Texas. Our clients all have one thing in common, they want the best divorce and family lawyers in the Dallas area and 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 in Dallas, 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.

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