Cincinnati Archives - Cordell & Cordell

Two Ohio Attorneys Named Rising Stars By Super Lawyers

Super LawyersTwo Cordell & Cordell Ohio attorneys were recently recognized as Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Marcie Patton-Coffman and Thomas Meade each earned the distinction for the first time. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  [Read more…]

Free Divorce Seminar in Cincinnati Oct. 15

Cincinnati free divorce seminarMen’s Divorce School, a complimentary seminar presented on October 15 in Cincinnati by the domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, will provide a crash course in Divorce 101.

How is custody decided? Is it possible you will have to pay child support and alimony? And what is the divorce process like in Cincinnati?

Learn the answers to those questions and more at Cordell & Cordell’s complimentary seminar on Wed., Oct. 15, at The Cincinnatian Hotel.

Doors open at 6 p.m.  The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m.

If you’re a man facing a divorce – perhaps one you don’t even want – you should attend this free Men’s Divorce School seminar on Wed., Oct. 15 at The Cincinnatian Hotel.

Register below, at, or by calling 513-823-202.

Scott Trout Discusses False Accusations on WLW Radio

700-WLWWhy does the guy always have to move out during a divorce? How should a man handle false accusations of abuse?

Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner Scott C. Trout answered these common family law questions and more on the “Eddie & Tracy Show” on 700 WLW radio in Cincinnati.

Click the audio player below to listen to the full interview.

Joe Cordell On Using Facebook To Obtain Restraining Orders

Joseph Cordell“If you are an evil, vindictive woman who wants to ruin your husband’s life and take your son’s father away from him completely – all you need to do is say that you’re scared of your husband or domestic partner and they’ll take him away!”

Mark Byron wrote this post on his Facebook page in the midst of his divorce. His wife found out about the post, complained to the judge that it was a violation of Mark’s restraining order, and the judge ordered Mark to make daily apologies to his wife on Facebook or face 60 days in jail.

Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell appeared on the “Eddie & Tracy Show” on 700 WLW radio in Cincinnati to discuss how this case illustrates how vulnerable men are to a judge’s liberal interpretation of order of protection statutes.

“This is where the legislature needs to step in and change the language in these statutes so that something more convincing is needed to issue an order of protection other than merely a statement from a party looking to gain an upper hand in the divorce and custody case,” Cordell said. “In family court it’s surprisingly easy to get an order issued that often will last several weeks or months before the accused (usually the guy) can present his side of the story.”

Cordell frequently refers to protective orders as “tactical nuclear weapons” because with a small statement, the man can be forced to stay out of the home, barred from parenting time, and prevented from any contact with his children.

“I’m not picking on women as being inherently more manipulative than guys, but whenever you have a war over the things that are the most important you, such as your kids, it’s understandable that when you give one side of the table a nuclear weapon that side is going to use it,” Cordell said. “These orders give women a clear edge in a custody battle.”

Listen to the full interview with WLW radio in Cincinnati below:

Cincinnati Enquirer Praises Cordell & Cordell’s Unique Customer Service

cincinnati cordell and cordellIn a feature piece on Cordell & Cordell, the Cincinnati Enquirer outlined several reasons for the consistent growth the firm has experienced, including how its customer service initiatives are unique to the legal profession.

The Enquirer mentioned how Cordell & Cordell’s client care division is responsible for gauging client satisfaction throughout the divorce process. The law firm that focuses on representing men also uses a metric system to rate client satisfaction and promotes and rewards its lawyers based on these metrics.

“We have a novel approach to the customer care aspect of our practice,” senior attorney Tifanie McMillan told the paper.

The feature article in Sunday’s paper also discussed the firm’s history, the reasons behind its growth, and why Cordell & Cordell’s biggest fans are often second wives.

Read the full article, “Law Firm Growing With Niche: Men.”