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
Licensed since 1996
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
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1996||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer||D Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Top Lawyer Under 40||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2005|
|Award of Merit||National Center of Missing and Exploited Children||2005|
|Top Lawyer Under 40||Texas Monthly Magazine||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2004|
|Top Lawyer Under 40||Texas Monthly Magazine||2002|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2001|
|District 6 Councilman||Irving City Council||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP||2006 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2009 - Present|
|Annette Stewart||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar College||Member||2005 - Present|
|Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit||Member||2001 - Present|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Member||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1996 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Republican Lawyers of Dallas||Member||N/A|
|In re Dean||Won the appeal in the Texas Supreme Court|
|Sealed v. Sealed||Won the appeal in the Federal Fifth Circuit|
|Hidalgo v. Hidalgo||Won the appeal in the Texas Supreme Court|
|Texas Lawyer||Court Cuts Back On Grandparents' Rights||2006|
|Executive Legal Adviser||Employer Responsibilities Under the Texas Family Code||2006|
|Dallas Bar Association Headnotes||Relocation Disputes in the Family Courts||2006|
|UH Family Law Practice Seminar||Common Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases||2005|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute||Supreme Court Trends in Family Law||2004|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Pretrial and Trial Preservation of Error||2004|
|Unknown||Studying For the Board Certification Exam||2002|
|Collin County Bench Bar IX||Hot Topics in Family Law||2002|
|Lorman Records Symposium||Wiretapping, Accessing Electronic Communications, and Interception of E-mail||2001|
|Unknown||Overview of Child Custody Laws in Texas||2000|
|Unknown||Grandparents' Rights Re-Examined||2000|
|Unknown||Child Custody Legislative Issues||2000|
|Unknown||Mental Health Privilege and Confidentiality||2000|
|Unknown||Termination of Parental Rights||2000|
|Southwest Legal Foundation||Child Support Enforcement||1999|
|Texas Lawyer||Family Law Lessons on 1997||1999|
|Texas Lawyer||Forum Shopping Your Divorce||1998|
|Texas Journal of Women and the Law||Division of Retirement Benefits in Texas||1998|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Preservation of Error||2013|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Appeals||2012|