My Resume

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Award Winners Best D Magazine

Name Year
Jeff Anderson 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2016
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Best Lawyers in DFW for 2012 and 2015

Name Year
Jeff Anderson 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
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Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Owen Anderson 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 Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been recognized in 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. His service has included a six-year term on the Texas Family Law Counsel.

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
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University

Published Works

“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, 2015Advanced 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, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2016.
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2015
Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2012, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2009 – 2016

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)