Cordell & Cordell, P.C., announced the closing of its Fairview Heights office and the opening of its new offices in Edwardsville and Belleville, according to Joseph Cordell, principal partner.
The firm has established itself as a leader in family law litigation devoted to equal rights for men facing divorce.
Commenting on the firm's increased presence in Illinois, founding attorney Joseph Cordell said, "Our decision to open two offices was driven by our commitment to provide great customer service to our clients."
The Edwardsville office is located at 107 Southpointe Dr. The Belleville office is located at 100 West Main, 2nd Floor.
These offices will serve the counties of southern Illinois.
In other news, the firm has hired two new attorneys.
Sarah Ward has joined the firm as staff attorney for the Belleville office.
Ward received her juris doctric from Southern Illinois University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Illinois. She most recently worked as a law clerk for the Southern Illinois University General Counsel's Office.
Wendy Wood has been hired as senior attorney for the Fort Worth, Texas office. She has over 17 years of legal experience. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
Most recently, Wood has focused her practice to family law issues. Wendy has her doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.