Cordell & Cordell is an international domestic litigation firm focused on men's divorce and all other family law practice areas. Men have chosen Cordell & Cordell because of our dedication to leveling the playing field for men in family law cases.
Cordell & Cordell was co-founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne, as a general practice firm with a focus on men's divorce and family law.
Mr. Cordell noticed about 98% of the firm's clients were men, and the need for a level playing field in divorce courts sparked the idea of Cordell & Cordell.
"During the course of that experience I couldn't help but notice the challenges consistently facing the guys side of the table when it comes to custody, maintenance issues, and accusations of domestic violence," Mr. Cordell said. "I found in waging those fights that I enjoyed it more. So we proclaimed ourselves as a firm that devoted itself to representing men in domestic relations matters."ÃÂ
Our firm has developed the unique experience and familiarity with the male perspective as it is affected in the family law courts to allow our clients to feel comfortable that their point of view is understood and accurately represented.
Cordell & Cordell has grown to more than 100 offices across the country and in the United Kingdom. With 300 divorce lawyers focused on men's family law, we have become one of the largest family law firms serving men in the world.
Men who come to Cordell & Cordell know that their interests and the interests of their children regarding child custody and child support will be aggressively championed.
Our belief is that too often divorce lawyers and even judges resign themselves to stereotypes and thus perpetuate the status quo. We are not suggesting this mentality is malicious or even conscious, but it is prevalent. Cordell & Cordell is here to help men level the playing field in the family court system.
Despite these stereotypes, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.
Cordell & Cordell
600 Kellwood Parkway
Chesterfield MO 63017
Cordell & Cordell Sacramento
500 Capitol Mall
Cordell & Cordell Chicago
4320 Winfield Road
Cordell & Cordell Birmingham
420 20th St. N
Cordell & Cordell Summerlin
1180 N. Town Center Drive
Cordell & Cordell Henderson
170 S. Green Valley Parkway
Cordell & Cordell Fort Lauderdale
500 E. Broward Blvd.
Cordell & Cordell Miami
2 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Cordell & Cordell Dadeland
9100 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Our firm is different from other firms in regards to focusing on men in family law and thereby having a deep understanding of the concerns and issues facing men during divorce. As you might be aware, there are not many law firms that dedicate their practices to fully understanding these issues. At Cordell & Cordell, our focus on representing men gives us our strength.
Also, many law firms do not dedicate their entire practice solely to family law like we do. Cordell & Cordell is purposely structured so each attorney is utilizing the knowledge capital of the entire firm. You are not just hiring one of our attorneys to stand by your side, but the entire firm.
Alongside our legal representation, Cordell & Cordell provides a client case center where you have 24/7 access to your case. The client portal provides secure access to our unique client features including: up-to-the-minute case information, billing history, online payment processing, and child custody and case calendars. Further, if at any point you have a concern, your Client Care Representative is there to assist you.
Each of our clients can rest assured that we are fully dedicated to their matters. That is why our firm created "The 10 Commandments of Client Care"Â which states what each of our clients are entitled to in terms of service.
In 1990, while practicing general law, Joseph E. Cordell, J.D., C.P.A., LL.M., P.F.S., realized most of his clients were coming to the Cordell & Cordell firm for domestic relations help.
During the course of that experience I couldn't help but notice the challenges consistently facing the guys side of the table when it comes to custody, maintenance issues, and accusations of domestic violence,Mr. Cordell said. I found in waging those fights that I enjoyed it more. So we proclaimed ourselves as a firm that devoted itself to representing men in domestic relations matters.
Fighting for fathers' rights is what motivated Mr. Cordell to become a divorce lawyer for men.
I was galvanized by guys who were my clients and trying to get primary custody of their children. Even though they were the better parent, they still couldn't get across the finish line in the courts,Mr. Cordell said. The more frustrated I became, the more incentivized I was to help them.
Since co-founding the firm with his wife, Yvonne, Mr. Cordell and his team of 300 divorce lawyers have helped thousands of men going through divorce.
He is frequently featured in national media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and CNN. Please see Media Appearances below for a comprehensive list of Mr. Cordell's online, print, radio, and TV interviews.
Mr. Cordell is also an adjunct faculty member at Washington University School of Law. Additionally, Mr. Cordell is the past president of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants and in 2017 was named President of the AAA-CPA Missouri Chapter.
Licenses & Admissions
Mr. Cordell is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.
He received his B.S. in Accountancy from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.
Mr. Cordell is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and holds a Missouri CPA license. He also received his LL.M. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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