Phyllis L. MacCutcheon - A Hartford Divorce Attorney

Phyllis L. MacCutcheon

Senior Litigation Attorney

Hartford divorce attorney Phyllis L. MacCutcheon A divorce is one of the most stressful events a person can go through in their lifetime.

Add in an unfamiliar and intimidating court system, and it becomes overwhelming.

When families with children are involved, it can become even more devastating.

The opportunity to help those families through this challenging process is why Hartford divorce attorney Phyllis L. MacCutcheon chooses to practice family law.

“I am drawn to family law as it allows me to help shepherd a client through such a difficult time, and help preserve their dignity and their family, as much as possible,” Ms. MacCutcheon said. “The children in the divorce process are especially vulnerable during this time, and I am in a position to help make sure that they have an advocate.”

Ms. MacCutcheon is patient and possesses a keen understanding of how the legal process works. Through it all, she remains an advocate for her clients and does whatever she can to help them move on to the next chapter of their life.

“Although the process is at times overwhelming, I will be there to ensure their questions are answered, their interests are protected, and also provide realistic expectations throughout their case,” Ms. MacCutcheon said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. MacCutcheon is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New Mexico.


Ms. MacCutcheon received her Bachelor of Arts in French from Colgate University. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. MacCutcheon practiced foreclosure, bankruptcy, and family law.


  • New Mexico State Bar, 2009

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. MacCutcheon was quoted in an article published in the Hartford Courant about Cordell & Cordell’s expansion to Connecticut.

Ms. MacCutcheon appeared on the Stan Simpson Show on FOX 61-Hartford to discuss the firm’s expansion to Connecticut and to explain the firm’s mission in fighting for fathers’ rights.

Ms. MacCutcheon joined “Yes, It’s Complicated,” with Ben Davol on 94.9 FM CBS Radio to discuss the Cordell & Cordell’s first office opening in Connecticut and explain how the firm works to protect fathers’ rights in family court.

Ms. MacCutcheon promoted Cordell & Cordell’s Power of Attorney services on “Yes, It’s Complicated,” with Ben Davol on 94.9 FM CBS Radio.


"Phyllis has been exemplary. She is always on top of things, keeps me on track and well informed. I could not be happier."
"Phyllis [has] done a wonderful job. I was very impressed [with] how my case was handled."
"Phyllis has been very attentive to my issues throughout the entire process. I entered into this with no idea how it would go or what I even wanted. She has offered guidance and expertise that has been reassuring through the whole ordeal."
"I am happy with what Phyllis has completed in my case.  I researched Cordell & Cordell on the internet and liked the message to help dads.  Phyllis explained everything upfront, and I fell reassured of this process."
"Phyllis and Cordell & Cordell are doing everything I have asked for and more.  I couldn't be happier."
"I have already referred others to Phyllis.  She is very thorough and detailed.  I feel that I am in good hands for court."
"I never felt as though I was being mislead or forgotten about."
"Phyllis is very good and she has been dealing with my case for a while. She is extremely efficient. She's awesome all while keeping my cost down."
"At this point, everything is as good as it can be. For the first time, I feel as though I have a strong backbone. Phyllis has been better than I anticipated."

"[Phyllis] was knowledgeable, personable, and honest. Her immediate attention and contact with us was impressive. She is a quality attorney. Phyllis M. was extraordinary. She is absolutely a star among attorneys!"