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Cordell & Cordell Attorney William Phelan Named Rising Star

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super-lawyers-300x160-300x160Cordell & Cordell attorney William J. Phelan, IV was named to the 2015 Washington, D.C., Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Mr. Phelan was selected to be on this list for the second time.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Philadelphia divorce attorney William Phelan
Philadelphia divorce attorney William Phelan

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Phelan, who is an associate attorney in the Philadelphia office, has also been recognized on the list of Who’s Who Among Law Professionals (Montclair) from 2010-12 and won the G.P. Smith Award for Exceptional Dedication to Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 years old or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and who they have personally observed in action.

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Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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