Theresa A. Lyons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Somerville, NJ

Lyons & Associates, P.C.
 | 76 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-718-1273
Fax: 908-575-7711
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law


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    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Lyons & Associates, Theresa A. Lyons focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters for her clients in the New Jersey counties of Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon and other parts of the state. She has been certified in matrimonial law by the Board on Attorney Certification, established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In that regard, Ms. Lyons assists people who are going through a divorce and thus dealing with related issues such as child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of assets and debts. In addition to advocating for her clients in the courtroom, she will seek to resolve some of these matters through mediation when appropriate.

    Other family law areas that Ms. Lyons has experience in have included adoptions, grandparents' visitation rights, and divorces involving military personnel that are governed in part by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act. She also helps clients who have been the victim of domestic violence seek appropriate protective orders.

    Ms. Lyons is a graduate of Montclair State University, from where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. She subsequently pursued her legal education at the Camden campus of Rutgers University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor with high honors in 2001. Ms. Lyons also holds a master's degree in social work from the Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she has served as a part-time lecturer. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Lyons is a member of the board of trustees of WINGS FOR GROWTH and had a prior appointment and service fir SAFE in Hunterdon, an organization that assists domestic violence victims.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce


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    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009, 2011

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    About Theresa Lyons

    Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Matrimonial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Supreme Court, 2012
    • New Jersey Federal Court
    • New Jersey State Court
    • Somerset County Bar Association, 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Domestic Violence Resource Center, Somerset County
    • SAFE, Board of Trustees

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    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.  

    Educational Background:

    • Rutgers University, Master's Degree, Major: Social Work, 2001

    Industry Groups

    • Business Networking International
    • Entrepreneurs' Organization
    • National Association Of Social Workers
    • NJ LGBT Chamber
    • Woman To Women
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    Office Location for Theresa A. Lyons

    76 East Main Street
    2nd Floor
    Somerville, NJ 08876

    Phone: 908-718-1273

    Fax: 908-575-7711

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    Last Updated: 3/2/2021

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