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Dallas-based family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has opened an office in Frisco, hiring partner Paul Hewett to help staff it.

Partner Jeff Anderson, who joined Orsinger Nelson in 2012, will head the new office, which opened on Monday. Hewett, who previously practiced at Woods May Rachel Matlock & Hewett in Frisco, joined on Monday. Also, of counsel Chris Oldner, a former state district judge in Collin County who joined the firm in January, will work in the Frisco office.

Keith Nelson, a co-founder of the 17-lawyer firm, said Orsinger Nelson has considered expansion into Collin County for a while. “Frisco is the place to be in Collin County for many businesses. It’s growing, expanding,” Nelson said.

Prior to the office opening, Orsinger Nelson, which also has an office in San Antonio, had been meeting with clients in Frisco by appointment only.

Nelson said Hewett is well-known and well-respected in the Frisco area and is a good addition to the firm.

Woods May did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on Hewett’s departure.

Hewett said he lives in Frisco, and could not pass up the opportunity to join Orsinger Nelson in the firm’s new north Dallas office. He said the populations of Collin County and neighboring Denton County are growing with professionals and “high-end businesses,” which creates a need for family lawyers. Frisco is split between Collin and Denton counties.