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Kelly Burris Named 2013 Texas Rising Star

Cordell & Cordell Team Leader Kelly BurrisCordell & Cordell Austin attorney Kelly Burris has been selected to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list. This marks the ninth time in the previous 10 years that Ms. Burris was recognized with this prestigious designation.

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.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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.

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 years old 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.

Ms. Burris is also Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only 743. In 2010, she received the President’s Award of Merit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and in 2006 she was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40” by D Magazine.

Video: Kelly Burris Answers Common Tax Questions on KVUE Austin TV

Cordell & Cordell Austin divorce lawyer Kelly Burris appeared on KVUE ABC News in Austin to discuss the most common tax questions facing divorced and divorcing men. Watch the three-minute video below to learn the answers to questions about filing status and what divorce-related expenses you can deduct:

Video: Kelly Burris Discusses ‘Love Legalities’ on KVUE Austin

Cordell & Cordell Austin divorce lawyer Kelly L. Burris appeared on KVUE ABC News in Austin to discuss frequently asked divorce questions about “love legalities” including who gets to keep the wedding ring after a divorce and why prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich. Watch the three-minute video below to learn the answers to those questions and more:

KTBC Fox 7 in Austin Features Cordell & Cordell

cordell cordell austinKTBC Fox 7 in Austin covered Cordell & Cordell’s free divorce seminar on common mistakes men make when facing divorce and asked do men or women fare better in a divorce?

“You do I think still have a little bit of a bias (toward men) in the system,” said Kelly Burris, an assistant team leader in the firm’s Austin office. “Judges are people and sometimes have that mentality that sometimes the mom is the caretaker and the dad is the worker.”

KTBC’s four-minute segment includes footage from the seminar and identifies several of the blunders men make when it comes to divorce.

The video is available on the KTBC website.