Super LawyersCordell & Cordell Connecticut divorce attorney Nicole Mather and Massachusetts divorce attorney Dena Rando were recently named Rising Stars in family law by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.

Ms. Mather is a Senior Litigation Attorney in the firm’s Hartford office. This is the second consecutive year she has been named to the Rising Stars list. Ms. Mather earned her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Ms. Rando is a Senior Litigation Attorney in the firm’s Boston office. This is the first time she has received the award. She earned her Juris Doctor from New England Law-Boston.

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 been 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.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.