Cordell & Cordell Kansas City attorney Shawn R. Riley was selected to the 2013 Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine. 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.
Mr. Riley 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 Independence and Overland Park.
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 years old 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.