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Brad M. LaMorgese is an experienced, respected Family Law attorney, and is known as a passionate advocate for his clients who provides the ability to analyze and balance competing interests in every matter he handles. 


As a Family Law trial lawyer with a long track record in complicated, sophisticated cases, Brad handles all types of family litigation matters including divorce; complex property division; high net-worth cases; business valuation issues; division of estates; jurisdiction challenges; child custody disputes, both interstate and international; and marital agreement litigation. He also drafts marital agreements, including premarital, postmarital and partition agreements.


Brad is one of the few appellate family lawyers in Texas. During his nearly two decades in practice, he has achieved success in dozens of cases in Texas appeals courts and the Texas Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled appeals involving all areas of Family Law, including interstate and international custody, property division, award of property, habeas corpus, grandparent v. parent rights, bill of review, post-divorce disputes, alimony disputes, parentage issues and father’s rights. 


Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Brad is admitted to practice as a member of the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Brad earned the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Award of Merit in 2005 based on his work before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving the Hague Convention and the civil aspects of international child abduction. He has regularly earned recognition among the state’s leading Family Law attorneys on the Texas Super Lawyers list. He also has earned recognition on D Magazine’s The Best Lawyers in Dallas and Top Lawyers Under 40 lists.


Brad is committed to his community, serving as the Irving City Council representative for District 6, which covers Valley Ranch and Hackberry Creek. He is the chairman of the city’s Transportation and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Planning and Development Committee.


Brad is married, with a daughter and a son, and he serves as his son’s Cub Scout den leader.


Languages spoken: English, German, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    19 years
  2. Family: 25%
    19 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years
  4. Appeals: 20%
    19 years
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    19 years



Hourly ($250-450/hour)

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Spenser Reese Housewright

    Brad is a brilliant attorney who gets great results for his clients. His case analysis, attention to detail, and preparation are the best in the field. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any type of family law matter.


    Spenser Housewright Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Randall Scott Downing

    I endorse this lawyer. Brad is a multi-talented lawyer more than capable of handling a case of any complexity. Brad is equally at home before a District Court or the Texas Supreme Court. This skill makes him unique among Family Lawyers. Setting Brad further apart from other lawyers is that he practices in both fields are the highest level. I give Brad my highest endorsement.


    Randall Downing Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson L.L.P.

5950 Sherry Lane Suite 800
Dallas, TX, 75225


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199610/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerD Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Top Lawyer Under 40Texas Monthly Magazine2006
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Award of MeritNational Center of Missing and Exploited Children2005
Top Lawyer Under 40Texas Monthly Magazine2004
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Top Lawyer Under 40Texas Monthly Magazine2002
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
District 6 CouncilmanIrving City Council2012 - Present
PartnerOrsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2009 - Present
Annette StewartMember2006 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember2005 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember2001 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember2001 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1996 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Republican Lawyers of DallasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re DeanWon the appeal in the Texas Supreme Court
Sealed v. SealedWon the appeal in the Federal Fifth Circuit
Hidalgo v. HidalgoWon the appeal in the Texas Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerCourt Cuts Back On Grandparents' Rights2006
Executive Legal AdviserEmployer Responsibilities Under the Texas Family Code2006
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesRelocation Disputes in the Family Courts2006
UH Family Law Practice SeminarCommon Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases2005
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial InstituteSupreme Court Trends in Family Law2004
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsPretrial and Trial Preservation of Error2004
UnknownStudying For the Board Certification Exam2002
Collin County Bench Bar IXHot Topics in Family Law2002
Lorman Records SymposiumWiretapping, Accessing Electronic Communications, and Interception of E-mail2001
UnknownOverview of Child Custody Laws in Texas2000
UnknownGrandparents' Rights Re-Examined2000
UnknownChild Custody Legislative Issues2000
UnknownMental Health Privilege and Confidentiality2000
UnknownTermination of Parental Rights2000
Southwest Legal FoundationChild Support Enforcement1999
Texas LawyerFamily Law Lessons on 19971999
Texas LawyerForum Shopping Your Divorce1998
Texas Journal of Women and the LawDivision of Retirement Benefits in Texas1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Family Law CoursePreservation of Error2013
Advanced Family Law CourseAppeals2012