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Randall Scott Downing

also known as R. Scott Downing

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Litigation

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About Me

I am a skilled trial lawyer who has tried numerous complex property and custody cases. My practice currently focuses on challenging characterization and valuation cases. Recognizing that the courtroom is not the best solution for every case I am Trained in Collaborative Law. I am: Board Certified in Family Law; Martindale Hubbell A.V. Rated; a Frequent TX State Bar Author and Speaker; a TX. Super Lawyer 2004 thru 2013;Top 100 lawyers in Texas; a D-Mag. Award as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas; Past Chairman District 1-A Grievance Committee; Received TX ST. Bar Award for Best CLE Article 2006. Best Lawyers In America; Trained Collab. Law. Member AAML. Married, 4 children.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 25%
    23 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    23 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    23 years
  4. Family: 25%
    23 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Brad M. Lamorgese

    Scott is one of the finest lawyers in the divorce/family law business. He is extremely strong in property division cases, and is a great trial lawyer. He also handles custody matters and has tried many of those cases too. Scott is ethically sound, and a great adviser and fighter for this clients.

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    Brad Lamorgese Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael David Wysocki

    R. Scott Downing is a skilled trial lawyer who has tried numerous complex high-dollar property and custody cases. In short, he knows his stuff. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Wysocki Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

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

5950 Sherry Lane Suite 800
Dallas, TX, 75225

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199205/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in DallasDMagazine2014
Top 100 in TexasTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Top 100 in TexasTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Best Family Law CLE ArticleState Bar of Texas CLE2006
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Best Lawyers Under 40 in DallasD Magazine2004
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2003
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP1995 - Present
OwnerR. Scott Downing, P.C.1991 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtBarrister/Treasurer2007 - Present
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - Present
State Bar of Texas Family Law CouncilMember2005 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsDirector2005 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2004 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1991 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
UT School of Law Innovations Conference"Examining Experts Effectively"2014
Advanced Family Law Course"Use of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations at Trial (do new HIPAA and DSM changes impact?"2014
Advanced Family Law Course"Business Valuation"2013
Advanced Family Law Course"Characterization - Categories, Code, Case Law"2012
UT School of Law, Family Law on the Frontlines Conference"Grievances: The Process, Responses and Most Frequent Complaints"2011
Advanced Family Law Course"Beyond Contempt - Enforcing SAPCR Orders"2011
Advanced Family Law Course"Valuation: Approaches, Assets and Authority"2010
UT School of Law - Family Law on the Frontlines Conference"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 30 Rules and More"2009
Advanced Family Law Course"Characterization Workshop: Big, Small, Unusual, and Unique; Mixed Characterization"2009
Texas Center for the Judiciary Family Law Conference"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 30 Rules and More"2009
Advanced Family Law Course"Understanding Real Value"2008
Advanced Family Law Course"Making Summary Judgment Relevant Again"2007
The Ultimate Trial Notebook"Daubert/Experts"2006
Marriage Dissolution Course, State Bar of Texas"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More",2006
Advanced Family Drafting Course"Being Creative with Unusual Remedies",2005
Advanced Family Law Course"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More",2005
State Bar College of Texas "Spring Training" Course"Recent Developments in Family Law",2004
Unknown"Evaluation of the Custody Case"2004
Ultimate Trial Notebook, Family Law"Expert Witnesses"2004
Advanced Family Law Drafting Course"Top Ten Ways to Screw Up a Premarital Agreement'2003
University of Houston CLE"Discovery in Mid-Size Cases Under the New Rules",1999
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers"Creative Decision Making in Custody Arrangements",1998
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers"Psychological Theories"1998
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers"Their Admissibilty After Daubert"1998
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers"Alternatives to Trial",1998
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,"Family Law Issues That Impact the Professional Athlete",1998
Advanced Family Law Course"Peculiar Characterization Issues Involving Athletes and Entertainers",1997
Marriage Dissolution Course"Preparing for the Petitioner's Financial Temporary Orders Hearing",1997
Advanced Evidence and Discovery Institute"Evidence Without Witnesses",1997
TSCPA Conference"Pensions, Stock Options & Divorce",1997
Unknown"Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem Practice"1996
Marriage Dissolution Course"Ad Litems"1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Innovations Conference"Examining Experts Effectively"2014
Advanced Family Law Course"Use of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations at Trial (do new HIPAA and DSM changes impact?)"2014
Advanced Family Law Course"Business Valuation"2013
Advanced Family Law Course"Characterization - Categories, Code, Case Law"2012
Family Law on the Frontlines Conference"Grievances: The Process, Responses and Most Frequent Complaints"2011
Advanced Family Law Course"Beyond Contempt - Enforcing SAPCR Orders"2011
Advanced Family Law Course"Valuation: Approaches, Assets and Authority"2010
Texas Center for the Judiciary Family Law Conference"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 30 Rules and More"2009
Family Law on the Frontlines ConferenceProperty Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 30 Rules and More"2009
Advanced Family Law Course"Characterization Workship: Big, Small, Unusual, and Unique; Mixed Characterization" - Moderator2009
Advanced Family Law Course"Understanding Real Value"2008
Advanced Family Law Course"Making Summary Judgment Relevant Again"2007
Ultimate Trial Notebook Course"Daubert / Experts"2006
Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More"2006
Marriage Dissolution Course"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More"2006
Advanced Family Law Course"Be Careful What You Ask For, You May Get It; Common Sense Discovery Requests and Responses"2006
Family Law Drafting Course"Being Creative with Unusual Remedies",2005
Advanced Family Law Course"Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More"2005
Ulitmate Trial Notebook, Family Law"Expert Witnesses",2004
State Bar College "Spring Training" Course,"Recent Developments in Family Law",2004
State Bar College"Recent Developments in Family Law"2004
Advanced Family Law Course"Evaluation of the Custody Case"2004
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseTop Ten Ways to Screw Up a Premarital Agreement2003
University of Houston, Civil Discovery Under New Rules"Discovery in Mid-Size Cases Under the New Rules",1999
TSCPA Conference"Pensions, Stock Options & Divorce",1997
Advanced Evidence and Discovery InstituteEvidence Without Witnesses1997
Grand Prairie Bar Association"Legislative Changes",1995