Cordell & Cordell Clearfield divorce attorney Doug Anderson was recently named a Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

This is the first time Mr. Anderson has received the award. He graduated with his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Salt Lake County Bar Association.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional development.

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