Two ONDA Lawyers Earn Family Law Board Certifications

Melissa Cowle, Chris Lambert latest to achieve specialization milestone

DALLAS – Family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP (ONDA) congratulates attorneys Melissa Cowle and Chris Lambert for earning Family Law Board Certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 


Each of the firm’s eligible attorneys is now Board Certified in Family Law, a distinction earned by less than 1% of Texas attorneys. Board Certification requires continuing legal education, a passing score on the certification exam and other experience-related milestones. 


“This is an important accomplishment that Melissa and Chris have achieved,” said managing partner Scott Downing. “Board Certification demonstrates a certain level of commitment to the practice, and I am very proud to have a team that is dedicated to providing the best service possible for our clients.”  


While both certified specialists practice a wide variety of family law matters, Ms. Cowle focuses on divorce, property division, paternity, child custody and modifications. Mr. Lambert’s practice centers on divorce, child custody, enforcements, adoptions and family law appeals. 


Ms. Cowle and Mr. Lambert have each earned repeat honors from Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as Rising Stars and from The Best Lawyers in America as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. In addition, Ms. Cowle was recently featured in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 listing. 


Mr. Lambert earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and Ms. Cowle earned her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 


About ONDA 

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has served families for more than 30 years. With offices in Dallas, Frisco and San Antonio, ONDA is one of Texas’ largest family law firms. Each partner is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and each is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. 


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Alyssa Woulfe   


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