Washington University Archives - Cordell & Cordell

Joseph Cordell Installed as the 51st President of the AAA-CPA

joe cordell, president of aaa-cpaCordell & Cordell principal partner Joseph E. Cordell was recently installed as the 51st president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA).

Mr. Cordell was installed on July 6, 2014 during the organization’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach, California.

The AAA-CPA is the only organization comprised of individuals who are both qualified as attorneys and certified public accountants. The organization is known for providing its members with education, opportunities to connect and professional resources for developing their practices.

Mr. Cordell received his B.S. in accountancy from Oklahoma State University, and he earned his juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and also holds a Missouri CPA license.

Cordells Donate $1M To Law School Alma Mater

washu-lawJoseph and Yvonne Cordell, co-founders of Cordell & Cordell, have generously made a gift commitment of $1 million to establish and endow the Cordell & Cordell Visiting Professorship at their law school alma mater, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

“Yvonne and I graduated from one of the best institutions in the nation, and we appreciate the outstanding legal education that has allowed us to do so much,” Mr. Cordell told Washington University Law Magazine. “We’ve been blessed with the means to support what has been important to us. The law school is high on that list.”

The gift will support an established legal scholar and teacher who demonstrates a commitment to adding a diverse voice to legal education, including one that represents a conservative and/or Libertarian viewpoint. The Cordells hope the visiting professorship also will attract a strong scholar and teacher who is committed to public service, pro bono work, and/or activities that support family values and the community.

The couple also sponsors the Joseph Cordell Family Scholar in Law at the law school. Mr. Cordell received his Master of Laws in 2008 and Mrs. Cordell received her Juris Doctor in 1988.

Read the full article on the Cordells, “Enhancing The Law School’s Success.”