New Jersey Divorce Lawyer
PATRICIA A. AMES (TRISH), ATTORNEY
While in law school, Trish participated in the CARES Clinic (Clinic for Asylum and Refugee Services) and successfully litigated an asylum case on behalf of a refugee and her two young daughters seeking protection from ongoing sexual abuse perpetrated by a member of a domestic militarized organization. Trish also participated in The Philadelphia Defender’s Externship where she was certified to represent persons facing criminal charges; and also completed internships in the Philadelphia County District Attorney’s Office, and in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating from law school, Trish enjoyed a clerkship with The Honorable Julio L. Mendez, the Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Family Division in Vicinage XV, where she gained valuable experience and insight into all areas of family law. At the same time, Trish successfully mediated cases in small claims court as a Certified Mediator.
Prior to joining Lyons and Associates, P.C., Trish spent a number of years representing children in abuse and neglect (DYFS / DCPP) litigation, on behalf of the State of New Jersey Office of the Law Guardian; and thereafter briefly practiced as a solo attorney, primarily focusing on family law and civil litigation. At Lyons & Associates P.C., Trish continues to focus on all areas within family law.
Trish is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, and the District Court of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Essex County Bar Association.
Articles Written by Patricia A. Ames:
It is no secret to any practicing family law attorney that Family Court can get very ugly. It often evolves into a competition where each party frequently crosses the proverbial line in an effort to make the other party look bad. This is especially true with the issue of child custody or parenting time. Courts » Read More
How to Keep Families Intact in the Wake of a National Crisis Heroin is sweeping the nation; and deaths from heroin overdoses in the States of New York, and New Jersey are reaching epic proportions. We also cannot forget about the abuse of alcohol, because although legal, it can have just as deadly consequences. At » Read More
Everyone has heard the story of little Caylee Anthony in Florida; and even more have heard the story of JonBenet Ramsey, a young beauty queen who was thought to be the victim of kidnapping, before her body was discovered. With CBS recently airing a two part series, entitled, “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey”; kidnapping – » Read More