Six Cordell & Cordell Texas attorneys were selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.
Maribel Cruz (San Antonio), Amanda Clepper (San Antonio), Lauren Melhart (Fort Worth), Dena Williams (Fort Worth), and Jane Robertson (Houston) were all selected for the first time. Kelly Burris (Austin) was named a Texas Rising Star for the 10th year.
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 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.
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.