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Kristine J. Rea
Sr. Regional Managing Attorney

About Kristine J. Rea, Sr. Regional Managing Attorney

Kristine J. Rea believes it is her responsibility to know every detail of her clients’ cases as well as they do since divorce and custody cases carry lifelong ramifications.

“I am committed to making that process as easy for them as possible by demonstrating compassion, being an adept litigator, and having constant communication with my clients so that they know the status of their case each step of the way,” Ms. Rea said.

Often times in domestic cases, because the issues are so personal, Ms. Rea said the situation can escalate to the point where it is hard for the client to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“I do my best to help them understand that it will get better and there is someone fighting for their rights,” she said.

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Ms. Rea is licensed to practice law in Maryland.


Ms. Rea received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Rea practiced family law, business litigation, criminal law, civil litigation, guardianship, and appellate law.

In addition, Ms. Rea is a member of the Cordell Appellate Practice Division, where in addition to specializing in domestic law for fathers and men, she also focuses on appellate work, often assisting other Cordell attorneys nationwide with appeals.


Ms. Rea belongs to the Maryland Bar Association.


Ms. Rea was recognized in 2012 and 2017-19 as a Maryland Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.


Ms. Rea appeared on an episode of the Men’s Divorce Podcast to discuss various family law issues that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Ms. Rea’s lecture, presented with Melissa Gragg, from Cordell & Cordell’s 2016 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Business Valuation: The Right (Fair) Value of the Business.”

Ms. Rea has authored articles on family law for and has contributed responses to Ask a Lawyer questions on

Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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