Noted Family Lawyers Form Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson

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DALLAS – Distinguished family law practitioners Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, R. Scott Downing and Jeffrey Owen Anderson announce the continuation of their practice at the newly renamed Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP.

Orsinger Nelson provides a complete array of family law services, including divorce, child support, child custody, enforcement of court orders, pre- and post-marital agreements and civil appeals.

“The four of us have practiced together for many years, so we know we have the same fierce dedication to our clients and a commitment to the highest ethical standards,” says Mr. Orsinger.

Mr. Orsinger, who practices in San Antonio and Dallas, is one of the best-known and most well-respected family lawyers in Texas. He has been selected by his peers as one of the Top 10 attorneys in the state in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. He also received the Texas Bar Foundation’s prestigious Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award in 2014 for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession, and he is one of only two attorneys to have earned the College of the State Bar of Texas’ Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article Award twice (2013, 2009). He received the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s best Non-Judicial Faculty Award for 2013-14, and received the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section’s Best Family Law CLE Article of the Year Award in 2008.

Mr. Nelson has 30 years of experience in divorce and custody litigation. He has been honored on the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since its 2003 debut, including being named among the state’s Top 100 in 2013 and recognized among the Top 100 in Dallas-Fort Worth five times. Based on his family law expertise, Mr. Nelson also has recently been named to D Magazine’s list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas and the annual listing of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. A fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1993, he has served on multiple AAML committees.

Mr. Downing is a skilled trial lawyer who has tried numerous complex high-dollar property and custody cases.  He has earned recognition on every Texas Super Lawyers list since its inception in 2003, receiving additional recognition as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas in 2009, 2013 and 2014. He also is recognized in the Best Lawyers in America and D Magazine‘s list of the best lawyers in Dallas. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Mr. Downing is also a frequent author, winning the award for best Family Law CLE article in 2006. He has served as course director for multiple CLE courses, as well as being panel chair for the District IA Grievance Committee.

Mr. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he has been recognized in D Magazine since 2004 as one of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. He also has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2003 and The Best Lawyers in America since 2009. A member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, he also is a past member of the Texas Family Law Council. Mr. Anderson is an active member of the Dallas, Denton and Collin County Bar Associations.

With 18 lawyers and offices in Dallas and San Antonio, Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP, is one of the largest firms in Texas specializing solely in family law trial and appeals. Each of the firm’s name partners is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Every firm partner is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and all are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Orsinger holds additional board certification in Civil Appellate Law. For more information, visit