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Theresa Ann Lyons

Theresa Ann Lyons

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Terry has a Master's degree in Social Work as well as a law degree and, because of that, we run a very client-centered practice.


Terry graduated from Rutgers School of Law with High Honors. She also has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Lyons 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. Ms. Lyons 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.


In addition to practicing matrimonial law and being a founding member of the firm, Ms. Lyons served as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Social Work in New Brunswick where she has taught, “Law and Social Work,” a course dedicated to informing social work students about the law, including the parameters of client confidentialities, how to respond to subpoenas, and how to testify in court. In her personal life, Ms. Lyons is a foster and adoptive parent to New Jersey’s abused and neglected children, and she has ongoing contact with the courts and the Division of Youth and Family Services in that regard.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Family: 30%
    1 year
  2. Child Support: 20%
    1 year
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    1 year
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    1 year
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    1 year


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Daniel Jonathan Lane

    I endorse this lawyer. Terry is an exceptional member of the legal community. I have had numerous cases with her and her associates. They fight hard, but fairly for their clients. whenever I have a conflict, Lyons is the first place I think to refer.


    Daniel Lane Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John E. Kusturiss Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Kusturiss Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Notable Networking AwardBNI Patriots Chapter2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
Rising StarSuperLawyers2008
Partners in HopePartners for Women and Justice2007
Rising StarSuperLawyers2007
Rising StarSuperLawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLyons & Associates, P.C.2010 - Present
Managing PartnerHeer & Lyons LLP2004 - 2009
AssociateDrinker Biddle & Reath2002 - 2004
Law Clerk to Honorable Peter G. Verniero, Associate JusticeNew Jersey Supreme Court2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Somerset County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Shah v. Shah, 184 N.J. 125 (2005).Inter-State Victim Protected

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seton Hall Legislative JournalWhen Reasonable Efforts Hurt Victims of Abuse: Five Years of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 19972002
Rutgers Journal of Law and ReligionScientology or Censorship: You Decide: An Examination of the Church of Scientology, Its Recent Battles with Individual Internet Users and Service Providers, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Implications for Free Speech on the Web.2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, High HonorsLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Rutgers Graduate School of Social WorkSocial WorkMaster's of Social Work2001
Montclair State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992