Dallas Lawyer Scott Downing Named Divorce, Trusts & Estates ‘Trailblazer’

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Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson partner honored by The National Law Journal  

DALLAS – Scott Downing, name partner in the Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has been selected to The National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers list for 2017.

Based in Dallas, Mr. Downing is the only attorney from North Texas selected to the Trailblazers list, which recognizes lawyers with a “deep passion and perseverance” who have “made their mark” in the areas of Family Law, trusts and estates through their individual practice accomplishments, policy and other professional advancements.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such an outstanding group of lawyers who share a singular focus and dedication to protecting the most personal interests of their clients,” said Mr. Downing.

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Mr. Downing has a well-earned reputation for being a fierce courtroom advocate for his Family Law clients, particularly when family businesses are involved. He is known for the significant financial acumen he brings to complex high-dollar property and custody cases.

“Learning the intricacies of how a company works, from the viewpoint of both the business owner and the spouse who may be less familiar with operations requires a very specialized skill set,” said firm partner Keith Nelson. “But most importantly, he never allows a dispute over financial matters to take precedence over the well-being of children in divorce proceedings.”

An award-winning author, Mr. Downing often writes on issues involving marital property, drawing on his experience in exploring the nuanced intersection of the law and forensic accounting, and the application to complex business valuations and tracings of separate and community property.

The Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers supplement featuring interviews with all 41 honorees is included in the May 2017 edition of The National Law Journal and can be found online at

With 16 lawyers and offices in Dallas, San Antonio and Frisco, Texas, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is one of the largest firms in Texas focused on trials and appeals in Family Law cases. Four partners are featured on the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers list. 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.