Lyons & Associates, P.C. 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Lyons & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Theresa A. Lyons has been selected to this year’s Super Lawyers list, and William P. Lemega, Marissa A. Del Mauro, Joanna R. Adu, and Sara E. Kucsan have been chosen to this year’s Rising Stars list. Both Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selects attorneys by using a patented, multi-level process that involves peer evaluations, nominations, independent research, and more. Each attorney is selected because of their past successful verdicts, honors, experience, certifications, and other related homages.

Theresa A. Lyons is a managing partner and a certified matrimonial attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C. She was previously selected to Rising Stars in 2006 to 2009 and again in 2011. This is her first year being selected to Super Lawyers. Theresa received her master’s degree in social work from the Rutgers University School of Social Work and her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the New Jersey State Court, New Jersey Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court. She has a New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification and published various articles about family law, expert testimony, and free speech. She is also an acclaimed author and has been featured in over 250 news and media outlets. Theresa is proud to be a member of the Board of Trustees of WINGS for Growth, an organization that assists domestic violence victims. Additionally, she was recently honored by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Best Female Attorneys.

William P. Lemega, a managing partner and certified matrimonial attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C., has been chosen to Rising Stars each year since 2018. He focuses on elaborate divorce, mediation, alimony, child custody, child support, adoption, domestic violence, and other related family law issues. William received his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law, completed a judicial clerkship at the Morris County Superior Court, Family Part, and was bestowed as a certified matrimonial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Only two percent of attorneys are granted this title in the state. William is admitted to practice in New Jersey and for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a proud member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the Morris County Bar Association, and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a panelist on the Morris, Hunterdon, and Somerset County Early Settlement Panels.

Marissa A. Del Mauro is a certified matrimonial attorney and senior associate at Lyons & Associates, P.C. After receiving her Juris Doctor from the Western New England College School of Law, she embarked on a judicial clerkship at the Warren County Superior Court, Family Part. During her clerkship, she gained plentiful experience in divorce-related matters. Marissa is a certified matrimonial law attorney, which is a prestigious title in the state, and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She has been chosen to Rising Stars every year since 2019 and currently serves as a volunteer for the Early Settlement Panel program in Somerset County.

Joanna R. Adu is a senior associate, top-rated family law attorney, and chairs the Finance and Estate Planning Practice at Lyons & Associates, P.C. She handles various estate planning and family law matters, including families with special needs and spouses harmed by domestic violence. Joanna has been selected to Rising Stars since 2020. She graduated with honors from the Seattle University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New Jersey. Joanna is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Somerset County Bar Association, the Garden State Bar Association, and the Association of Black Women Lawyers. She also serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) and is part of the Board of Directors for Social/Educational/Residential/Vocational (SERV) Achievement Centers.

Sara E. Kucsan is an associate and reputable family law attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C. Sara received her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Homeland and National Security from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While attending school, she served as a student attorney, intern, and research assistant, gaining extensive knowledge in human trafficking policies and matters involving juvenile offenders. Sara underwent a judicial clerkship at the Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Part, where she became familiar with divorce matters, as well as adoption laws. Additionally, she has previously fought for clients before the Appellate Division, United States District Court, and the New Jersey Supreme Court, and serves as an Early Settlement Panelist for Middlesex County. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and practices in both New Jersey and New York. Last year, Sara was Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 in family law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. This is Sara’s second year being chosen to Rising Stars.

The legal team at Lyons & Associates, P.C. is honored to have multiple attorneys selected to both Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year. If one is going through a tumultuous divorce, visit https://www.lyonspc.com/ or call 908-575-9777 for an initial consultation. Located in Somerville and Morristown, New Jersey, the firm serves clients throughout Somerset, Woodbridge, Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Short Hills, Chatham, Randolph, Madison, and Morris Plains.

Law Firm Brings 200 Roses to Coronavirus Front Line Moms for Mother’s Day

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Law Firm Brings 200 Roses to Coronavirus Front Line Moms for Mother's Day

A few weeks ago, Lucy Sandler’s grandmother passed away from COVID-19.

“It’s been tough” she says. “I feel like everybody’s got some story related to this. It’s sad. The whole world is going through something.”

Sandler does boutique floral design and is the owner of House of Blooms in Raritan and when she got a call for help from Terry Lyons, managing partner/attorney at Lyons & Associates, Sommerville, she responded.

https://www.nj.com/news/j66j-2020/05/8b2b58c1af8498/law-firm-brings-200-roses-to-coronavirus-front-line-moms-for-mothers-day.html

Lyons & Associates, P.C. Lawyers Selected to 2020 Rising Stars List

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Lyons & Associates, P.C. Lawyers Selected to 2020 Rising Stars List

Lyons & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce that Marissa Del Mauro, William P. Lemega, Joanna R. Adu, Mark T. Gabriel, and Sara Kucsan have all been selected to the 2020 Rising Stars list. This highly accredited list showcases outstanding lawyers with a dedication to their field.

Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers from over 70 practice areas who are highly rated among their peers and have attained a high level of professional achievements. The finalized list is released once a year, on a state-by-state basis and is divided into specific categories. The selection process is quite rigorous, combining peer nominations and detailed evaluations.

Marissa Del Mauro is a senior associate at Lyons & Associates, P.C. Marissa graduated from Vassar College in 2008 and received her Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law in 2011. Marissa is permitted to practice law in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Marissa’s primary focus is family law with experience handling custody, parenting time, and child support for non-disclosure cases. This is Marissa’s second year selected to Rising Stars.

William P. Lemega is a partner at Lyons & Associates, P.C. William is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on family law matters. William received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and went on to graduate from The New England School of Law. William practices law in the state of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. This is William’s third year selected to Rising Stars.

Joanna R. Adu is a practicing finance and estate planning attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C. Joanna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington, then went on to graduate with honors from the Seattle University School of Law in 2016. Joanna is admitted to practice law in the state of New Jersey. This is Joanna’s first year selected to Rising Stars.

Mark T. Gabriel is a senior associate at Lyons & Associates, P.C., practicing solely on family law matters, including divorce, adoption, domestic violence, and child support. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and received his law degree at The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in 2008. Mark is permitted to practice law in New Jersey, the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This is Mark’s first year selected to Rising Stars.

Sara Kucsan is an associate at Lyons & Associates, P.C. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Sara received her Juris Doctorate in 2014 and her Master of Laws in Homeland and National Security in 2015 from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Sara works as a family law litigator with a focus on divorce, post judgment matters, and adoption. Sara is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. This is Sara’s first year selected to Rising Stars.

Lyons & Associates, P.C. prides themselves on their team of dedicated and knowledgeable family law lawyers. If you need a lawyer for your family law case, contact the Somerville family law lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. at 908-575-9777 or contact us online for a free consultation. With offices in Somerville and Morristown, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Somerset, Woodbridge, Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Short Hills, Chatham, Randolph, Madison, and Morris Plains.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Please visit the Super Lawyers Selection Process for a detailed description of the Super Lawyers selection methodology.

Coronavirus May Be Challenging To Split Families in Quarantined World

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Coping with the issues presented by a split family is challenging enough in normal times, but the restrictions and anxieties of a pandemic adds to the challenge.

Issues of custody, parenting time and support are sources of conflict even when the world is not worried about the coronavirus, but the stress of not knowing what’s going to happen next threatens the balance of already delicate situations, especially when children of divorced parents are involved.

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/life/family/2020/03/29/coronavirus-may-challenging-split-families-quarantined-world/2906912001/

Theresa Lyons Recognized as Top NJ Family Law Lawyer

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Lyons & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce that Theresa Lyons has been recognized for the second consecutive year on the “10 Best” list for family law attorneys in New Jersey. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) has recognized Theresa for her high client satisfaction ratings and dedication to family law. This honor is well deserved and Theresa’s acceptance into this organization makes her retain top lawyer status in New Jersey. The AIOFLA is a highly recognized third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the 10 best attorneys in each state. The curated list of attorneys is highly scrutinized through rigorous research and peer evaluations. The AIOFLA highly regards lawyer/client relationships and takes this selection criteria seriously when choosing the best family law attorneys. Lyons & Associates, P.C. is proud to congratulate Theresa on this recognition.

 

William P. Lemega. Esq. has become an Equity Partner of Lyons & Associates, P.C.

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William P. Lemega. Esq. has become an Equity Partner of Lyons & Associates, P.C.

Lyons & Associates is pleased to announce William Lemega has become an equity partner of the firm as of October 2019.Lyons & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce William P. Lemega. Esq. has become an Equity Partner of the Firm as of October 2019. Mr. Lemega is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney who has enjoyed a distinguished career, starting as law clerk for the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, J.S.C., and then devoting almost a decade to focusing on complex matrimonial and family law matters, including but not limited to divorce, mediation, property division, alimony, child custody and parenting time issues, child support, adoption, post-judgment litigation, prenuptial agreements, appellate practice, and domestic violence matters. William joined Lyons & Associates in 2012, and he currently leads the firm’s Morristown office.

Joanna R. Adu Discusses Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate

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What is a Special Needs Trust and How Can it Help My Family?

Estate planning attorney Joanna R. Adu at Lyons & Associates offers her insight on the fate of Jeffrey Epstein’s $577M estate.Estate planning attorney Joanna R. Adu offers her insight on the fate of Jeffrey Epstein’s $577M estate in an article published by NJ.com. Epstein’s alleged victims have already begun to file civil suits for damages related to rape and acts of sexual assault. Adu notes that, regardless of the legal outcome, the eventual court proceedings might shine a brighter light on sex trafficking and help others avoid becoming victims. View the full article here.

For questions regarding a family law or estate planning matter, contact an experienced attorney at the Somerville family law firm of Lyons & Associates, P.C. by calling 908-575-9777 or submit an online contact form.

What Happens Next With Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims And His $577M Fortune?

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On Aug. 10, Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell where he was being held pending trial on federal charges related to the sex trafficking of minors in New York and Florida. Much of the current media focus has revolved around the suspicious circumstances of his suicide and who might benefit. However, for Epstein’s alleged victims, the more important question is, what can they do now?

At the time of his death, Epstein was worth approximately $577 million, according to a last will and testament he executed two days before his death and filed for probate in the Virgin Islands. For Epstein’s victims, his substantial estate may provide a source of compensation for his egregious and sordid sex crimes.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/08/what-happens-next-with-jeffrey-epsteins-victims-and-his-577m-fortune.html%3FoutputType=amp

Marissa Del Mauro Named One of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2019

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Somerville family law lawyer of Lyons & Associates named on of NJ best lawyers for families for 2019.New Jersey Family magazine has recently listed Marissa Del Mauro from Lyons & Associates, P.C. as one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2019 for family law. This is the second honor she received this past year; she was also listed by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

Marissa has a prestigious and honorable history as an attorney. She started her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C. of the Warren County Superior Court, Family Part. She focused her entire career on family matters, domestic violence, and juvenile cases. She was also recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction for 2018. She excels at her career because she understands the trials that accompany family law. She has empathy for her clients and treats each case with care and understanding.

Marissa is not only dedicated to her work, she is also an active member of her community. She is the Vice President of the Business Networking International group in Somerville, New Jersey, where she is the only family law attorney. She is also on the Board for the Somerset Business Partnership Young Professionals Division and is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association.

If you need a Somerville family law lawyer, Marissa Del Mauro is part of an extraordinary team at Lyons & Associates, P.C. They focus their practice on family law matters and tenaciously protect your interests. Family law requires more than just legal support. If you are facing a family crisis, having a caring lawyer by your side can make all the difference. Call us today at 908-575-9777 or contact us online for a free consultation.