Super LawyersCordell & Cordell Boston divorce lawyer Dana Lauer was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in the family law practice area for the second consecutive year by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Each  year, no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are chosen by the Super Lawyers research team to receive the distinction.

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 development.

Boston Divorce Attorney Dana Lauer

Ms. Lauer, an associate attorney in Cordell & Cordell’s Boston office, earned her Juris Doctor from Washburn 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.

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