Theresa A. Lyons

Top rated family law attorney in Somerville, New Jersey

Lyons & Associates, P.C.
Theresa A. Lyons
Lyons & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 2002

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009, 2011
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Lyons & Associates, P.C.

76 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876 Visit website

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Terry graduated from Rutgers School of Law with High Honors. She also has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, receiving special distinction from the dean as the “Most Outstanding Administration, Policy, and Planning Student” upon graduation. 

Having been featured in over 250 news and media outlets across the globe, Terry is trailblazer with a strong reputation.  She enjoyed a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Peter G. Verniero, a now-retired Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey’s highest state court. Terry has authored and published numerous articles on a wide variety of topics like family law, the admissibility of expert testimony in federal courts, and free speech on the Internet. She also is author of the best-selling book Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons from a Lawyer.  Terry also has weighed in on many far reaching social topics, including the Ashley Madison scandal (read here) and how to handle COVID vaccine disagreements among parents (read here).

In addition to founding the firm and chairing its matrimonial practice, Terry has taught and lectured across the country, including at the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University.  She is recognized as a leader among the bar, recently being appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the state-wide Board of Continuing Legal Education. 

Terry has received countless awards, including New Jersey Super Lawyers , “Top 10 Best Female Attorneys” from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

Terry also gives back to the community.  She has served on the Board of Trustees for WINGS for Growth and SAFE in Hunterdon, and presently serves on the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) and Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committees on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  Terry also was awarded the “Partners in Hope Award” from Partners for Women and Justice for her amicus work at the New Jersey Supreme Court and the “Philanthropic Award” from Binnacle House for leading the charge on certain capital improvements.   

Ms. Lyons is admitted to practice in New Jersey State Court, New Jersey Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court in April 2012.

In her personal life, Ms. Lyons is a foster and adoptive parent.  She enjoys baking and driving her RV, whom she affectionally calls “Bubba.”    

 

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.lyonspc.com/theresa-a-lyons/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ms. Lyons has authored and published numerous articles on a wide variety of topics like family law, the admissibility of expert testimony in federal courts, and free speech on the Internet. She also is author of the book Sticks and Stones, Life Lessions from a Lawyer, which made Best Seller on Amazon.  Ms. Lyons was featured in over 250 news and media outlets accross the globe for her article In Wake of Ashley Madison Hack, Verteran Matrimonial Lawyer, Theresa Lyons Tells how to Respond to Cheating. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-wake-of-ashley-madison-hack-veteran-matrimonial-lawyer-theresa-lyons-tells-how-to-respond-to-cheating-300116600.html  
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Honors/Awards:
  • Top 10 best female attorneys
  • Recognition of Outstanding Dedication to Improving the Lives of Women, Partners for Hope, Partners for Women and Justice, 2007
  • Notable Networker, Business Networking International, 2010
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center, Somerset County
  • SAFE, Board of Trustees
Educational Background:
  • Rutgers University, Master's Degree, Major: Social Work, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Supreme Court, 2012
  • New Jersey Federal Court
  • New Jersey State Court
  • Somerset County Bar Association, 2006
Industry Groups:
  • Business Networking International
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization
  • National Association Of Social Workers
  • NJ LGBT Chamber
  • Woman To Women

Office location for Theresa A. Lyons

76 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876

Phone: 908-718-1273

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009, 2011

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

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