Jessica M. Hess - A Cordell & Cordell Albuquerque Divorce Attorney

Jessica M. Hess

Senior Litigation Attorney

Albuquerque divorce attorney Jessica M. HessAlbuquerque divorce attorney Jessica M. Hess always has wanted to work with people in need. Considering divorce is one of the most traumatic experience a person can go through, family law was a natural career path for her.

“I have personally experienced the same hardships,” Ms. Hess said. “I want to do whatever I can to help you through this process so you can start the next chapter of your life on solid footing.”

Divorce is an emotional process with a lot of emotional highs and lows. Ms. Hess always is straightforward with her clients and clearly lays out their options so they can best decide the most appropriate path forward.

“I always give the truth,” she said. “No sugarcoating.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Hess is licensed to practice in New Mexico.


Ms. Hess earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell and Cordell, Ms. Hess practiced family law, domestic relations, and criminal law.


  • New Mexico State Bar Association
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Bar Association of United States District Court
  • National Hispanic Bar Association


  • Ms. Hess was recognized in 2012 as a New Mexico Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers. Click here for Super Lawyers selection criteria.
  • In 2014, Ms. Hess was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in New Mexico by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
  • In 2015, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named Ms. Hess one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Mexico.
  • In 2017, Ms. Hess received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • Family Law CLE