Cordell & Cordell Milwaukee attorney Trisha B. Festerling was selected to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list for family law attorneys. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Ms. Festerling exclusively practices family law at Cordell & Cordell, the nation’s largest men’s divorce law firm with 76 offices in 27 states, including locations in Milwaukee and Madison. This is Ms. Festerling’s first Super Lawyers award, though the National Association of Professional Women named her one of the 2010 Women of the Year.
Ms. Festerling also received an award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest for successfully assisting in the prosecution and conviction of two Milwaukee drug dealers.
The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 years old or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and who they have personally observed in action.