Lon M. Loveless

Lon M. Loveless

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP
 | 5950 Sherry Lane, Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: 214-273-2400
Fax: 214-273-2470
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Lon M. Loveless is an experienced lawyer and he focuses his practice exclusively in the area of family law and provides representation to clients throughout the area in a variety of matters, including divorce and other issues he handles through arbitration and mediation as well as in the courtroom.

    After completing his undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University, Mr. Loveless attended the University of Tulsa College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. Following law school, Mr. Loveless spent several years working as a law clerk for the Honorable Ann McClure at the 8th Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas. While there, he drafted more than 50 published opinions and helped the judge earn status as the Texas appellate judge who published the most opinions in fiscal 2003. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Loveless is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

    Mr. Loveless is certified as a specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America* and has received an AV Preeminent** peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved only for lawyers demonstrating high legal skills and ethics in their practice. Mr. Loveless has also received a 10.0 "Superb" rating through Avvo, and he is frequently asked to speak on family law matters before groups of fellow attorneys. Dedicated to his profession, Mr. Loveless is an active member of a variety of legal organizations, including the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Dallas Bar Association.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2019-2020. 

    **AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    About Lon Loveless

    Admitted: 2004, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ondafamilylaw.com/lon-loveless/


    • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2019
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Superb 10.0 Rating, AVVO.com
    • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2009-2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Corporate headquarters of Quantum/Zebco in Tulsa, Oklahoma, In-house legal department
    • Tulsa Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member, The Annette Stewart American Inn of Court (Family Law)
    • Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Member, State Bar of Texas - Family Law Section
    • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Honorable Ann McClure, Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas, Law Clerk
    • Member, Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Alumni
    • Licensed in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • Member, Texas Family Law Council, 2015-2019
    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association - Family Law Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Stephen McDaniel Memorial Shoot – Past Event Chair and Committee Member, 2008 – 2012
    • TCU Coaches Event – Committee Member, 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Preparing for the Board Certification Exam, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2012
    • Speaker, "Navigating through CPS: Concerns to Anticipate", UT Seminar - Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues - Austin, TX, 2010
    • Speaker, Changes in Property Issues and Trends for the Future, Advanced Family Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2009
    • Author, Visitation with Children Under Three, Advanced Family Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2010
    • Author, Application of Child Development Research to Crafting Age-Appropriate Possession Orders for Children Under Three, Family Law on the Front Lines, University Of Texas, 2010
    • Author, The New Parent Coordination/Facilitation Statute: What's In/What's Out, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar Of Texas, 2010
    • Attendee, Houston Family Law Trial Institute - South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, 2009
    • Course Director, Advanced Family Law Course – Boot Camp, 2012
    • Support, Maintenance & Alimony" - Family Law Essentials - San Angelo, TX, 2008
    • Speaker, "Support, Maintenance & Alimony" - Family Law Essentials - Wichita Falls, TX, 2008
    • Speaker, "Family Law Legislative Updates" - Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar - Addison, TX, 2007
    • Speaker, "Nobody's Doin' What they're S'posed to... - Enforcing Child Support and Possession Orders" Family Law Essentials – Mineral Wells, TX, 2007
    • Parent Coordinators and Parent Facilitators Under the New Statutes" - Collin County Bench Bar, 2010
    • "Sex, Lies and the Internet: Internet Behavior" - UT Seminar - Family Law on the Front Lines, 2007
    • "Marital Property Agreement: Still Crazy After all These Years" - Advanced Family Law Course - Ch. 42, 2007
    • "Making the Most of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations" - UT Seminar - Family Law on the Front Lines, 2008
    • "The Sixth Sense: I Hear Voices, But Is The Child Being Heard? (Which Perspective Really Matters to the Court?)" - UT Seminar - Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, 2009
    • "The 2 Steps to the 12 Steps: How to Determine if a Parent is a Druggie, a Drunk, or Just Dry" - UT Seminar - Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, 2010
    • "Family Law Contracts: Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Divorce Decrees, AID's, Application of Transactional, Contract and Related Law, Enforcement, Breach, and Contractual Defenses" - Advanced Family Law Course - Ch. 37, 2009
    • "Drafting Decree and Closing Documents" - Advanced Family Law Course - Ch. 7, 2009

    Representative Clients:

    • Due to the nature of Family Law, clients are kept confidential.

    Educational Background:

    • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Texas, BBA, Spanish, 1998
    • University of Tulsa College of Law, 2002
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    Office Location for Lon M. Loveless

    5950 Sherry Lane
    Dallas, TX 75225

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