For the third consecutive year, Cordell & Cordell Troy divorce lawyer Jill Duffy has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Michigan Rising Star in the family law practice area.
No more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected each year 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 development.
Ms. Duffy, who is a litigation manager in the firm’s Troy office, also earned the distinction in 2014 and 2015. She has previously been recognized with a Practice Quality Award (2011) and was named a Regional Top Overall Performer (2012).
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. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.