Theresa A. Lyons

Managing Partner

New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

Terry Lyons is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Terry graduated from Rutgers School of Law with High Honors. She also has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, receiving special distinction from the dean as the “Most Outstanding Administration, Policy, and Planning Student” upon graduation. 

Having been featured in over 250 news and media outlets across the globe, Terry is trailblazer with a strong reputation.  She enjoyed a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Peter G. Verniero, a now-retired Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey’s highest state court. Terry 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 best-selling book Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons from a Lawyer.  Terry also has weighed in on many far reaching social topics, including the Ashley Madison scandal (read here) and how to handle COVID vaccine disagreements among parents (read here).

In addition to founding the firm and chairing its matrimonial practice, Terry has taught and lectured across the country, including at the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University.  She is recognized as a leader among the bar, recently being appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the state-wide Board of Continuing Legal Education. 

Terry has received countless awards, including New Jersey Super Lawyers from the years 2021-2024, “Top 10 Best Female Attorneys” from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

Terry also gives back to the community.  She is a Board Member for the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County. She also has served on the Board of Trustees for WINGS for Growth and SAFE in Hunterdon, and presently serves on the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) and Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committees on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  Terry also was awarded the “Partners in Hope Award” from Partners for Women and Justice for her amicus work at the New Jersey Supreme Court and the “Philanthropic Award” from Binnacle House for leading the charge on certain capital improvements.   

Ms. Lyons is admitted to practice in New Jersey State Court, New Jersey Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court in April 2012.

In her personal life, Ms. Lyons is a foster and adoptive parent.  She enjoys baking and driving her RV, whom she affectionally calls “Bubba.”    

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2019-2020: Theresa A. Lyons

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