Jonathan Durell - A Cordell & Cordell Grand Rapids Divorce Attorney

Jonathan Durell

Litigation Attorney

Grand Rapids divorce attorney Jonathan DurellGrand Rapids divorce attorney Jonathan Durell spent 12 years in law enforcement and loved the direct contact with people facing difficult personal and legal matters. Family law has a very similar dynamic.

“My experience doing police interrogations helps me ask the hard questions in a way that gets to the root of the person’s interests,” Mr. Durell said. “This can provide insight useful for both settlement and for litigation.”

Divorce and separations are two of the toughest things a person can go through. It is a time to take care of yourself and trust your attorney to take care of the legal matters involved.

“I will be accessible, relateable, and diligent to keep your best interests as my priority,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Durell is licensed to practice in Michigan.


Mr. Durell received his bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University. He earned his juris doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated cum laude.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Durell was a court staff attorney, a Title IV-D establishment attorney, a Friend of the Court enforcement attorney, and clerked in plaintiff’s auto injury law and property development and business transactions.


  • Michigan Bar Association, 2014
  • Muskegon County Bar Association, 2015

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Presenter at Michigan Family Support Council fall conference, 2016