Attorneys

Jeffrey O. Anderson

Jeffrey O. Anderson

Partner, Attorney at Law
Offices: Frisco | Dallas
Tel: 214-273-2400 Email: Jeff@ondafamilylaw.com LinkedIn:

Biography

Jeffrey Owen Anderson has a true passion for the law that was instilled in him at an early age by his father, who was also a family lawyer. Jeff had the unique perspective of following his father around the courthouse at the age of five, working in his father’s practice in high school and serving process through college. This experience developed a keen instinct in him for complex property, custody and enforcement.

Jeff joined Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson, LLP in January of 2012 after 17 years of running his own firm, The Anderson Law Group. He has devoted his legal career to the aggressive nature of family law litigation and the betterment of the field of family law as a whole.

Jeff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been recognized by D Magazine since 2002 as one of Dallas’ best lawyers, and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since that distinction has been granted, including his selection as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Texas and in Dallas since 2012. His service has also included a six-year term on the Texas Family Law Counsel.

Jeff is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to excellence in this area of law. Board Certification requires continuing education and involvement in the issues of family law, including marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support and ownership of property acquired before and during marriage.

Thanks to his early exposure and years of experience as a family law attorney, Jeffrey knows the process and is able to explain it in a way that is understandable and relatable. He involves his clients and puts them at ease by explaining the whole process, ensuring they understand and agree with the chosen strategies.

Jeff is committed to protecting his clients and their children during the battle of divorce, property division and custody disputes with the goal of them concluding the process better off than when they first walked in his door. He tenaciously represents his clients with honesty, integrity and empathy.

Divorce and custody disputes are often stressful, financially taxing and spiritually draining experiences. It is one of the hardest times of your life, but you can be assured Jeffrey Anderson will take the right action today for a better tomorrow.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas

Texas A&M University

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications

Published Works

  • “When Divorce Happens”, Good Life Family, May/June 2016
  • “Defending the Non-Protecting Spouse”, (Co-author), 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Practice Seminar
  • “Preparation, Preparation, Preparation”- Winning Techniques in Family Law Litigation, 1998
  • “Advanced Trial Techniques – Cross Examination”, 2000
  • The Inequities of Requiring Temporary Child Support Before Final Adjudication Based on DNA Test Results, 7 Steps to Successful Enforcement Actions, Texas Lawyer, 2014
  • Expert Advice on Ensuring Ex-Spouses Comply with Court Orders, ExpertBeacon, 2014
  • Evidentiary Challenges in Divorce Cases: From Writings and Photos to Text Messages and Social Media, Live Webinar, Strafford, 2015.
  • The Unintended Consequences of Divorce: How to Not Get Divorced, 2015; Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
  • Representing the Non-Protecting Parent, Advanced Family Law Course, 1999
  • Practice Tips for Dallas and Collin Counties, Tarrant County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003
  • Collaborative Law, Shadow Juries, Mini-Trials, Collin County Bar Association, 2003
  • Practical Enforcement , Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2004
  • History of Employee Compensation Plans, Advance Family Law Seminar, 2005
  • Healthy Lifestyles, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2005
  • Educating Parents: Helping Children Before, During and After Divorce, Marriage Dissolution, 2005
  • Methods of Tracing, Advanced Family Law Institute, 2006
  • How to Try a Temporary Hearing in 20 Minutes, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2009
  • Checklist II – Enforcement, Summary Judgment, Healthy Lifestyles, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Evidentiary Challenges in Divorce Cases: From Writing and Photos to Text Messages and Social Media, Strafford Webinar, 2015
  • How to Try a Temporary Hearing in 20 Minutes, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2009
  • Methods of Tracing, Advanced Family Law Institute, 2006
  • Educating Parents: Helping Children Before, During and After Divorce, Marriage Dissolution, Galveston, 2005
  • History of Employee Compensation Plans, Advance Family Law Seminar, 2005
  • Healthy Lifestyles, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2005
  • Practical Enforcement, Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2004
  • Collaborative Law, Shadow Juries, Mini-Trials, Collin County Bar Association, 2003
  • Practice Tips for Dallas and Collin Counties, Tarrant County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003
  • Lecturer, “Advanced Trial Techniques – Cross Examination”, 2000
  • Representing the Non-Protecting Parent, Advanced Family Law Course, 1999
  • Preparation, Preparation, Preparation – Winning Techniques in Family Law Litigation, 1998
  • “Unintended Consequences of Divorce: Making Marriages Better” – Dallas Educational Seminar, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas- 2002, 2004, 2006, – 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016 – 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2016 – 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2012, 2015 – 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2009 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Arbitration, 2018 – 2021
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1999 to present)
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists (1999 to present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2004 to present)
  • General Counsel and Board of Directors, Kids Matter Charity (2013-present)
  • National Vice CEO, Oversight Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2007-2008)
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Founding Board of Governors
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Founding Board of Governors
  • State Bar College, Member
  • Texas Family Law Council, Member 2004-2010 Term
  • Chair, Special Concerns of Children Committee Chairman, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2004-2006)
  • Standards on the Representation of Children Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2007-2008)
  • Co-Organizer of the first Family Law Section of the Collin County Bar Association (1999)