Four ONDA Family Lawyers Named to Lawdragon’s 500 X – The Next Generation List 

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Legal guide recognizes nation’s outstanding young attorneys 

DALLAS – Four Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP (ONDA) attorneys have earned placement on Lawdragon’s 500 X – The Next Generation, a global legal guide that recognizes what the publication describes as the “future leaders of the law.” 

“It is a great honor to see these talented lawyers recognized in this way,” said managing partner Scott Downing. “Each of them deserves this, and we are very proud to have all four of them on our team.” 

Among the four is partner Jacob Jeffries, who handles appellate matters and all aspects of family law, focusing on obscure issues from the Texas Family Code. Mr. Jeffries is recognized for the second consecutive year in the 2024 edition.  

Also earning repeat recognition are Melissa Cowle and Christopher Lambert, each honored for excellence in family law. Ms. Cowle focuses on divorce, property division, paternity, child custody and modifications. Mr. Lambert’s practice centers on divorce, child custody, enforcements, adoptions and family law appeals. Both Ms. Cowle and Mr. Lambert are repeat honorees of Texas Rising Stars and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.  

Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Cowle and Mr. Lambert are each Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.   

Family lawyer Carley Horne earned her inaugural listing in the 2024 edition. Ms. Horne focuses her practice on high-asset divorces, contentious child custody matters, modification, premarital and postmarital agreements, and protective orders. She was also recognized in the latest edition of Texas Rising Stars.  

The 2024 edition of Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation is the second annual listing. According to the media company, editors received a record number of submissions and expended hundreds of hours of independent research to determine the finalists, who were then vetted by a distinguished panel of legal professionals to determine the final list. 

About ONDA
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has served families for more than 30 years. With offices in Dallas, Frisco and San Antonio, ONDA is one of Texas’ largest family law firms. Each partner is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and each is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. 

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