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Amanda S. Trigg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the national premier organization devoted to the practice matrimonial law. Amanda also holds the only specialty certification as a Matrimonial Law Attorney inNew Jersey, which is conferred by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Amanda achieved these distinctions by dedicating her practice solely to family law, contributing to thelegal education community, receiving recommendations from judges and fellow attorneys, and by passing a rigorous examination for each honor. Amanda's practice is limited to family law; matrimonial law; divorce; child custody; child support; visitation rights; restraining orders; and the field of adoption law. In 2009, theNew Jersey Law Journal recognized Amanda as one of "40 under 40" attorneys, statewide in all areas of law, highlighting her accomplishments in the field of family law. She is licensed to practice inNew Jersey,New York andGeorgia.


At Brandeis University, Amanda was a Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar, and attained her B.A. degree cum laude in 1991.  In 1994, Amanda graduated from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, and was honored with membership in its Order of Barristers. In 2004, Amanda obtained specialized matrimonial litigation training at the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, of the American Bar Association's Section of Family Law.


Amanda is an officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, having originally been appointed as a member of its Executive Committee in 2004.   Amanda also serves on the editorial board of  the New Jersey Family Lawyer and she extends her dedication to family law through publications such as an op-ed piece on changes to the palimony laws, published in The Bergen Record, as well as other articles in the area of family law:  ““Legal Custody in the 21st Century: Parents' Rights to Make Decisions About Children's Presence and Participation in the Internet” in the New Jersey Family Lawyer; “Comparing Custody and Parenting Time:  U.S. Supreme Court Offers Guidance,” in the New Jersey Law Journal. She also frequently lectures to attorneys at seminars on trends and developments in family law. 


Amanda's experience and devotion to the subject of Family Law allows her to bring exceptional knowledge to the problems and issues confronting her clients.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    22 years



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  • Angela C Paternostro-Pfister

    Amanda is well regarded as a true professional who adheres to the highest level of ethical standards. Her insight and knowledge of complex issues make her a person I truly enjoy speaking with even when doing so as opposing counsel.


    Angela Paternostro-Pfister Family Attorney
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NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2014
Top 50 Women Lawyers in New JerseySuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2011
New Jersey Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
40 Under 40New Jersey Law Journal2010
New Jersey Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
New Jersey Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2008
New Jersey Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC2000 - Present
Staff Attorney, Family LawPassaic County Legal Aid Society1998 - 2000
Associate AttorneyRubin, Winter, Rapoport & Hall1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Family LawyerAssociate Managing Editor2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2006 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New Jersey chapter)Officer and Board of Managers2006 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2004 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationChair Elect, Family Law Section2014 - 2015
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New Jersey chapter)Treasurer2013 - 2014
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionFirst Vice Chair2013 - 2014
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New Jersey chapter)Secretary2012 - 2013
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecond Vice Chair2012 - 2013
Family Law Executive Committee, New Jersey State Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Family LawyerState vs. Duprey: Say what you mean and mean what you say in domestic violence proceedings.2013
New Jersey Family LawyerSettlement: The Client's Prerogative2012
The Bergen RecordNew state palimony measure hurts women2010
New Jersey Family LawyerLegal Custody in the 21st Century2010
New Jersey Law JournalComparing Custody and Parenting Time: U.S. Supreme Court Offers Guidance2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Brandeis UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, AICPA Divorce Seminar CommitteeWomen are Great Experts2014
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, AICPA Divorce Seminar CommitteeEffective Utilization of Lifestyle Analysis2014
Forensic & Valuation Services ConferenceExecutive Compensation: more than just the K-12013
CLE FestUnderstanding Financial Issues in Divorce2013
CLE FestCustody in the 21st Century2013
Annual MeetingWinning and Losing Relocation Cases2013
Annual Consultant's ConferenceExecutive Compensation2013
Annual ConferenceExecutive Compensation in Divorce2013
Advanced Matrimonial Litigation SymposiumTrends in Family Law2013
15th Annual Trusts and Estates ForumEstate Planning in Divorce2013
Family Law SymposiumYours, Mine and Not Ours: Children's account and college funding2012
Boardwalk Seminar 2012Relocation Update2012
10th Annual ConferenceBankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act2012
NJSBA Annual MeetingFederal Developments in Family Law2010
Mid-Year MeetingDomestic Violence and Immigration Laws2010
Hot Tips in Family Law 2010Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (“FERPA”)2010
Family Law Symposium 2010Distribution of Assets: Post-Complaint2010