Two Cordell & Cordell New Jersey divorce attorneys and one Texas divorce attorney were recently named Rising Stars in family law by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.
Diana Megalla (East Brunswick, NJ) and Lauren Hagovsky (Mount Laurel, NJ) received the award for the third consecutive while Dallas divorce attorney Julianne Morgan made the list for the seventh consecutive year.
Ms. Megalla earned her juris doctor from Rutgers University and is a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law and Young Lawyer’s Division; the New Jersey State Bar Association; the New York State Bar Association; and the Middlesex County Bar Association.
Ms. Hagovsky is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association; Gloucester County Bar Association; Burlington County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division; Camden County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division; and Thomas S. Forkin, American Inn of Court.
Ms. Morgan received her juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma and belongs to the American Bar Association; Texas State Bar Association; San Antonio Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section; and the Dallas Young Lawyers Association.
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.