Three Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Named Great Plains Rising Stars

Three Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Named Great Plains Rising Stars

Super LawyersThree Cordell & Cordell Nebraska attorneys were recently recognized as Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Christopher Pomerleau was named to the Great Plains Rising Stars list for the second consecutive year while Nancy Shannon and Jamie Kinkaid earned the distinction for the first time. All three attorneys practice out of the firm’s Omaha office.

Mr. Pomerleau was also previously named one of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys in Nebraska. He earned his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law.

Ms. Shannon obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she was a finalist in Moot court competition and active in Client Counseling activities.

Ms. Kinkaid was named one of Cordell & Cordell’s Regional Top Performers in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the Creighton University School of Law.

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.

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

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