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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. Jef has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Family Law (2009-2018), in D Magazine as one of Dallas’ Best Lawyers (2002,2004,2006-2009,2011-2012,2016-2017) and earned recognition to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters every year since its inception (2003-2017), including being named among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas in 2016-2017. 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, 2016, and 2017.
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2017, Thomson Reuters
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas, By Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2012, 2015-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, by Woodward White, Inc., 2009-2018

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)