Cordell & Cordell Virginia Beach divorce attorney Charles Hatley was selected as a Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.
Mr. Hatley is a Litigation Manager in Cordell & Cordell’s Virginia Beach office. In addition to being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2016, Mr. Hatley has previously been named to the National Trial Lawyer’s Association list of Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 and to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 list. Mr. Hatley is a graduate of the University of Toledo’s College of Law.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional development. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the award.
The 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 who are 40 or younger, or who have bene practicing law 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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