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Rebecca Brannan Ripley
Lead Litigator

About Rebecca Brannan Ripley, Lead Litigator

Rebecca Brannan Ripley said divorce lawyers have to embody every meaning of the title of “counselor” because family law requires compassion as well as knowledge of the law.

“The divorce process is going to be difficult. It may be one of the most difficult processes you go through in your life,” Ms. Ripley said. “What you will find as you work with me, however, is that you will regain a sense of control in your life. You will know what is going on. You will have answers. You may not always like what is going on or the answers you will get, but you will not be in this alone.”

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Ms. Ripley is licensed to practice law in Maryland.


Ms. Ripley graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from Denison University. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Ripley practiced at a general practice firm where she primarily practiced family law, but also handled estate administration, estate litigation, landlord/tenant law, and general civil litigation matters.


Ms. Ripley belongs to the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City, where she serves as an officer on the executive committee. She also is the Chair Elect of the Young Lawyers Division.


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


Ms. Ripley was profiled in the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s publication “The Barrister” as part of its “Member in the Spotlight” series. She also is a contributor of family law articles to


Ms. Ripley previously handled matters for the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Legal Services for the Elderly; the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer’s Service (MVLS); the Judicare Program, which is part of MVLS and deals specifically with family law matters; and Free State Legal Project.

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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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