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Eight Attorneys Named Maryland Rising Stars

Super LawyersEight Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys were recently recognized as Maryland Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.

Afua Ofosu, Ashley Ward, Claire Costantino, Jessica Zadjura, Kumudha Kumarachandran, Matthew Rudo, and Maureen Beery earned the honor in the firm’s Baltimore office while Thomas Gross received the award in the Frederick office.

This is the sixth consecutive year Ms. Zadjura has earned the distinction; the fifth year in a row for Ms. Kumarachandran; fourth straight time for Ms. Beery; second consecutive year for Ms. Ofosu, Ms. Ward, Ms. Costantino, and Mr. Gross; and the first time for Mr. Rudo.  

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.

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.