Super LawyersCordell & Cordell divorce attorneys Tali Collins and Charles Hatley recently were named Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Ms. Collins, an attorney in the firm’s Scottsdale office, was named to the Southwest Rising Stars list for the fourth time. Mr. Hatley, a litigation manager in the Fairfax office, received the distinction for the third consecutive year as a Virginia Rising Star.

Ms. Collins earned her juris doctor from the University of North Dakota and previously co-authored a book titled, “The Divorce Coach.”

Mr. Hatley previously was named to the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40 and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.

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