Lyons & Associates, P.C. Attorneys Selected to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Lyons & Associates, P.C. is honored to announce that six of its attorneys have been named on the 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Terry Lyons is part lawyer, part human. Using both her law degree and her Master’s in Social Work, Terry founded Lyons & Associates, P.C. and currently serves as Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s matrimonial and family law practice. In addition to being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Terry has received countless awards, including Top 10 Best Female Attorneys from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs, and NJBiz Top 50 Women in Business.   Her Best-Selling book, Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons from a Lawyer, received the Mom’s Choice Award, among others.  Terry has been featured in over 250 news and media outlets across the planet.  Always giving back, Terry currently serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education, the Political Action Committee for Candidate Election for the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has received multiple award for her charitable and philanthropic work.  Terry has been selected to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2021.

Partner Marissa A. Del Mauro, Esq. has been awarded the designation of Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 2019. She concentrates on all aspects of family law, including high-asset divorce, child custody and support, complex post-judgment matters, prenuptial and mid-marriage agreements, same-sex couples dissolution and adoptions. Marissa also serves as a volunteer Panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. She has been selected to the Rising Stars list each year since 2019.

Shareholder and Partner Joanna R. Adu, Esq. is Chair of the Trusts, Estates, and Finance Practice Group at the firm. She focuses her practice on all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, as well as guardianship and business law. Joanna is also committed to serving her community and is involved in multiple organizations, including SERV Connect, which provides various supports and services for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are also experiencing mental and behavioral health needs. She has been selected to the Rising Stars each year since 2020.

Eric Marcy chairs the Criminal, Administrative Law, and Professional Licensing Practice Group at Lyons & Associates, handling a wide range of criminal, civil, and administrative litigation. Mr. Marcy’s general criminal practice focuses on all aspects of trial and appellate Federal, State, and Municipal Criminal Defense Litigation. His White-Collar Criminal Defense practice includes Corporate Investigations, Insurance Audits, Subpoena Compliance, and related Criminal, Professional Licensing, Civil, and Administrative Litigation. Other areas include Parole Planning, Parole Appeals, Revocation Hearings, and motions for relief from the sanctions of Megan’s Law involving registration, community/parole supervision (CSL, PSL) for life and Tier Level challenges.

Senior Counsel David F. Salvaggio, Esq. provides the firm with the ability to offer its Estate clients the added dimension of Medicaid Planning, which is a way to protect clients legally and ethically from the very real possibility of having to pay out-of-pocket for the enormous expense of long-term care. He has also been instrumental in developing alternatives to traditional litigation as a means of resolving legal disputes in New Jersey Family Law matters. Mr. Salvaggio is the Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group and, through Divorce Mediation, also helps divorcing couples determine their own destiny, rather than suffer the trauma and expense of seemingly endless litigation.  David was named on the Super Lawyers list in both 2022 and 2023. 

Associate Attorney Marie T. Bucci, Esq. has dedicated her practice to matrimonial and other family law matters. She is an advocate for clients in all areas of divorce, high-asset divorces, domestic violence trials, post-dissolution complex custody and parenting time disputes, among others. In addition, Marie handles estate planning matters at the firm. Furthermore, Marie assists clients who choose to legally change their current name for a variety of reasons such as religious, marital status, personal preference, or change in identity.

As recently as March 2023, Marie was one of the featured female family law practitioner panelists for Rutgers Law School at an annual event co-sponsored by the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Center for Gender Justice and Law, the Family Law Society, and Rutgers Career Services. In 2021, she was published as a Star Ledger guest columnist with her op-ed piece regarding Britney Spears’ conservatorship. This is her first year being selected to the Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers uses a multi-phase selection process that evaluates peer recognition, courtroom performance, pro bono work, and other professional achievements. Lawyers recognized on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are nominated by other attorneys who practice law in the same state. Lyons & Associates, P.C. is a premier full-service firm that serves clients throughout New Jersey and other jurisdictions from offices in Somerville, Morristown, and Freehold. Call 908-575-9777 or contact online to schedule a free consultation.