A History of Cordell & Cordell, a Family Law Firm for Men

Cordell & Cordell was co-founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne, as a general practice firm with a focus on men’s divorce and family law.

Mr. Cordell noticed about 98% of the firm’s clients were men, and the need for a level playing field in divorce courts sparked the idea of Cordell & Cordell.

“During the course of that experience I couldn’t help but notice the challenges consistently facing the guys side of the table when it comes to custody, maintenance issues, and accusations of domestic violence,” Mr. Cordell said. “I found in waging those fights that I enjoyed it more. So we proclaimed ourselves as a firm that devoted itself to representing men in domestic relations matters.”

Our firm has developed the unique experience and familiarity with the male perspective as it is affected in the family law courts to allow our clients to feel comfortable that their point of view is understood and accurately represented.

Cordell & Cordell has grown to more than 100 offices across the country and opened our first office in the United Kingdom in May 2015. With more than 170 divorce lawyers focused on men’s family law, we have become one of the largest family law firms serving men in the world.

Men who come to Cordell & Cordell know that their interests and the interests of their children regarding child custody and child support will be aggressively championed.

Our belief is that too often divorce lawyers and even judges resign themselves to stereotypes and thus perpetuate the status quo. We are not suggesting this mentality is malicious or even conscious, but it is prevalent. Cordell & Cordell is here to help men level the playing field in the family court system.

Despite these stereotypes, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.