New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
JOANNA R. ADU, ESQ., SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Joanna chairs the Finance and Estate Planning Practice at the firm. Her areas of practice include corporate litigation and consultation, and wills, trusts and estates. Further, Joanna’s matrimonial and family law practice focuses on matters including appellate practice, special needs families and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), and more.
In 2020, Joanna was selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star for her work in family law. Joanna has also presented at various professional continuing education courses in family law conducted by the New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) on matters including child support, pet custody and ethics, among others.
In her personal life, Joanna is the parent of a child with special needs. As a special needs parent, Joanna has an innate understanding of the issues and concerns of special needs families, including providing for their future care through a special needs trusts, family law issues involving special needs children, and guardianship petitions.
Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., Joanna served as an appellate law clerk for the Honorable Susan L. Reisner, P.J.A.D. (ret.). In her clerkship, Joanna worked on appeals involving an array of legal issues including civil litigation, mass tort litigation, land use, criminal law and various family matters including DCPP related abuse and neglect and/or termination of parental rights cases, child support, and domestic violence. Joanna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2006, and graduated with honors from the Seattle University School of Law in 2016.
Joanna is admitted to practice in New Jersey. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Somerset County Bar Association, Garden State Bar Association, and Association of Black Women Lawyers. Joanna also serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee for NJAJ and sits on the Board of Directors for SERV Achievement Centers.
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