Best Lawyers in America Honors 15 from Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson 

Family law attorneys honored for distinguished expertise 


DALLAS – Best Lawyers in America has recognized 15 attorneys of renowned family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson (ONDA) on its 2024 list highlighting the country’s leading attorneys. 


The 2024 listing honors name partners Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing and Jeff Anderson for excellence in family law, with Mr. Orsinger earning additional honors for his appellate work.  


This year’s edition also recognizes partner Brad M. LaMorgese for his distinguished family law and appellate practices. 


Additionally, ONDA partners Amber Liddell Alwais, Paul Hewitt, Holly Baird, R. Porter Corrigan, David Housel, David Findley and Paula Bennett have each earned repeat recognition for their representation of clients in family law matters, with additional honors for Ms. Bennett for her esteemed mediation practice. The 2024 edition marks Mr. Findley’s introductory ranking.  


“I am extremely proud of the results and dedication of our entire team,” said Mr. Downing. “To have many of our lawyers listed among the nation’s best is inspiring, and we look forward to continuing great work on behalf of our clients.” 


Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch has also recognized Christopher Lambert, Jacob Jeffries and Melissa Cowle for their family law practices, with additional honors for Ms. Cowle for her work in arbitration and mediation. The Ones to Watch section recognizes those who exemplify outstanding professional excellence early in their careers.   


Selection to Best Lawyers in America is based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 29th edition of Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas.