SAN ANTONIO – Respected attorney Richard R. Orsinger, name partner and the San Antonio office leader for the Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, L.L.P., has been selected as the 2013-2014 recipient of the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Exemplary Non-Judicial Faculty Award.
The award was presented to Mr. Orsinger in recognition of his "contribution to judicial excellence through education" and for his "personal commitment to preparing and presenting a course of study" while serving as a faculty member of the Texas Center for the Judiciary.
With dual certification in both Family Law and Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Orsinger has offered a unique perspective on Family Law issues to the judges attending the judicial conferences conducted by the Texas Center for the Judiciary.
Last year, Mr. Orsinger's presentation on "Family Law Update for 2013," slated for the San Antonio judicial conference, was canceled due to a perceived bomb threat at the hotel. Mr. Orsinger instead went to the Center's headquarters in Austin and recorded his presentation for distribution on the Internet. The topics ranged from a detailed analysis of significant changes in the law made by the 83rd Texas Legislature to recent family law decisions by the Texas Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court of Texas. Mr. Orsinger also gave presentations at later judicial conferences on the topics of "Mediated Settlement Agreements" and "Same-Sex Marriage." Most recently, he gave a presentation to the judicial conference on grandparent standing to initiate and intervene in child custody proceedings.
"I was honored to receive this recognition for my contributions to continuing legal education for the judiciary. The Texas Center for the Judiciary fills a critical role in helping provide judges throughout this state with relevant legal updates so that they are able to issue the best rulings possible," says Mr. Orsinger. "I have always considered it a privilege to be asked to help in these timely educational efforts."
One of the most honored and respected Family Law attorneys in Texas, Mr. Orsinger recently earned his 12th consecutive selection to the exclusive Texas Super Lawyers list, where he has also been recognized five of the past six years as one of Texas' Top 10 lawyers in all areas of practice. He has been named among the leading Family Law attorneys in the country every year since 1987 and among the top Appellate Law attorneys since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America. He is one of only two Texas attorneys to receive multiple Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article Awards from the College of the State Bar of Texas.
With 18 lawyers and offices in Dallas and San Antonio, Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP, is one of the largest firms in Texas focused solely on family law trial and appeals. Each of the firm's name partners is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 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. Mr. Orsinger also is similarly certified in Civil Appellate Law.