Three Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys were recently named Great Plains Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.
In the firm’s Des Moines office, Kate Simon earned the award for the second consecutive year while Stephen Babe made the list for the first time. Alyson Ryan also received the distinction for the first time in the firm’s Lincoln office.
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.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.