Cordell & Cordell Albany divorce attorney Erica K. Waters recently earned a pair of distinctions for excellence in family law.
For the second consecutive year, Ms. Waters was named an Upstate New York Rising star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys. She also was named to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Both awards utilize a peer-review process to discover the best attorneys in their respective fields.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more then 70 practice areas who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional development. 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.
For the Rising Stars list, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys age 40 or younger, 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.
The Ones to Watch list recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. The list is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.