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

Scottsdale divorce lawyer Tali Collins was named to the Southwest Rising Stars list for the third time. Attorney Charles Hatley was named to both the Virginia and Washington, D.C. Rising Stars lists for the second consecutive year, and Corrie Sirkin was added to the New Jersey Rising Stars list for the second straight year.

Ms. Collins also earned the distinction in 2014 and 2015. She has previously co-authored a book titled, “The Divorce Coach.” She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota.

Mr. Hatley has previously been named to the National Trial Lawyer’s Association Top 40 Under 40 and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Ms. Sirkin, who is currently an associate attorney in the firm’s Fairfax, Va., office, previously received the Avvo Client Choice Award and was named to the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys list of 10 Best for Client Satisfaction. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia.

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 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.

Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.

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 about Super Lawyers, visit

Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

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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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