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Five Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Recognized As Rising Stars

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Super LawyersFive Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys were recently named 2019 Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Baltimore divorce lawyers Jessica Zadjura, Kristine Rea, Kumudha Kumarachandran, and Maureen Beery were named to the list in Maryland while Cincinnati family law attorney Marcie Patton-Coffman was named to the Ohio list.

This is the fourth consecutive year Ms. Zadjura and Ms. Patton-Coffman have earned the distinction while Ms. Rea was named to the list for the third straight year and fourth time overall. Ms. Kumarachandran received the honor for the third year in a row and Ms. Beery for the second time in as many years.

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

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. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine, and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information, visit

Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

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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