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Kristin Marie Lis

Family Attorney at Atlantic City, NJ

4.3   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
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Kristin M. Lis has practiced exclusively divorce and family law in southern New Jersey since 2010. She represents clients in a variety of legal matters including divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, child custody and other unique issues such as relocation, college expenses, emancipation of a child, and adoption in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem counties. Kristin is an Amicable Divorce attorney and a Collaborative Divorce attorney.

As a former special education teacher, Kristin brings a unique understanding of the needs of children in family matters. Kristin is also a trained mediator, conducting mediations conveniently by Zoom. Kristin is also available for appointment as a Guardian ad Litem.

Prior to joining Netsquire, Kristin operated her own law firm for a time and worked for a litigation firm based in Philadelphia. After her graduation from Rutgers Camden Law School, she clerked for the Hon. Max A. Baker, P.J.F.P. (Ret.) in Atlantic County, Family Part, from 2009-2010.

Kristin is Qualified Family Part Mediator pursuant to R. 1:40-12 and available for economic mediation at a reduced hourly rate.

Kristin is a panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels in Vicinage I (Atlantic & Cape May) and Vicinage XV (Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem).

Kristin is a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer and a Member of South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals and NJ Council Collaborative Practice Groups.

Kristin is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Atlantic County Bar Association, the Cape May County Bar Association, and the Gloucester County Bar Association.

Kristin is the first attorney in New Jersey Certified as an Amicable Divorce Professional by the Amicable Divorce Network. Kristin has a Special Designation in the area of Gray is an Amicable Ambassador and founding  member in the State of New Jersey. The ADN process is a civilized, transparent, and cost-effective alternative to adversarial divorce litigation. ADN members are vetted to ensure that they are leading, solution-oriented experts, committed to an amicable approach to divorce. 

Kristin volunteers with South Jersey Legal Services, participating in their Family Assist Project.

Throughout her career Kristin has continuously received recognition for outstanding legal representation from prestigious publications and legal organizations for her dedication and success as a family law attorney. 

When not lawyering, Kristin can be found practicing Yoga, crossing national parks off her bucket list one at a time with her husband, grilling steaks, visiting Key West, Jeep-ing, taste-testing all the craft brews at Narragansett Brewery with her stepson, and reading Colleen Hoover and Elin Hildebrand novels in her hammock.

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Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
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Woodbury, NJ, 08096
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Cape May Court House, NJ, 08210
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MAILING ADDRESS
1161 Broad Street, Suite 216
Shrewsbury, NJ, 07702
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4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Frank | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to earth attorney
I was exceptionally lucky and pleased to be referred to Kristin. She is very smart about marital law but doesn’t come across that she is above you intellectually she listens to everything and communicates her thoughts on a level her client can understand . She also will explain what avenue she thinks is best for you to take but will pursue whatever avenue you want and what issues might arise. Highly recommend her as your legal counsel.
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Posted by Christina | October 16, 2023
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Most difficult time- made a little easier with Kristin's guidance!
Kristin did an amazing job handling my divorce. I had already had a poor experience with another divorce lawyer so after getting a recommendation from someone I trust, I decided to hire Kristin's firm to help me through the most difficult time of my life. There was nothing that Kristin wasn't willing to do. She walked me through everything step by step and made an already difficult situation as easy as possible. I know that this whole process could have been dragged out but she got me to the finish line with as much minimal stress as possible. I would recommend her highly!
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Posted by Shannon | August 2, 2023
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Absolutely amazing
Kristin helped me not only have the best outcome in my divorce but to see how capable I am as a person and as a single mom. She helped me stay focused on what is important and I loved how I could literally give her all the messy parts of my divorce and never worry about a thing. Going through divorce is hard but knowing I had Kristin by my side to help me was the best part for me. I was able to get my life where I wanted it to be because of hiring her. Today, I am just grateful for the path I took and the way she helped me along the way. I always highly recommend Kristin!!!
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Posted by Nicole | July 28, 2023
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Divorce client
Kristin has been my attorney since 2014. She has continually helped with circumstances out of my control. She is hardworking, supportive and cares about her clients.
Posted by Sona | July 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful!
I hired Kristin to help me with my divorce and I’m so glad that I did!! Kristin helped me understand the divorce process and was always able to answer my questions and alleviate my concerns. At times, going through a divorce can be difficult and stressful but having someone on your side every step of the way is so very important. Kristin will always have your best interest in mind. I am so happy that I had Kristin on my team because I knew I was in good hands and felt at ease through the entire process. She is highly knowledgeable and trustworthy and I would highly recommend Kristin to guide you through your divorce.
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Posted by Cheryl | July 27, 2023
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Professional and Talented
Let’s face it, divorce is not easy and typically it’s not amicable. Once you start getting into the nitty-gritty of life and separating possessions and finances, it gets sticky and difficult to pull apart the years of togetherness. Kristen was my divorce attorney when I got divorced after 18 years of marriage and I am glad I had her on my side representing me. She kept things real and she knew when and what to fight for when it came to me and my future. My divorce was a long arduous untanagling process. I was happy to have Kristen‘s expertise on my side. No one wins in divorce, and she helped certain things to land a little softer and move a little smoother. The reality is divorce sucks and many things change md shift in your life, and having the right attorney to guide you in that process is extremely important and Kristen is definitely one that you would want to have on your side. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
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Best experience
Kristin is very talented in what she does. She explained all processes and procedures from start to finish with the what ifs involved. Her knowledge is outstanding.
Posted by Charles | July 27, 2023
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Charles Cannuli
From my personal experience with Kristin Lis, she has the upmost professionalism with my settlement it was better than I ever experienced. As some of us may no divorces can be messy and she made it as painless as possible. I highly recommend!
Posted by Katie | July 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Kristin is amazing! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney to navigate you through the roughest of times. She makes everything easy to understand, she never misleads you, always willing to give the best advice, very responsive, has excellent communication with her clients, caring, supportive, and she is very knowledgeable- all rare qualities. Do not hesitate to contact her for your needs. I can guarantee you will be happy with your results.
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Posted by Sue | July 27, 2023
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Fabulous!
Kristin helped me to navigate the dark days of divorce. She worked with me collaboratively to find the best possible options to help me start over, while compassionately encouraging me to keep going every step of the way. I highly recommend her and I now consider her a friend.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute BEST
Kristin is the absolute best! She gives excellent, sound advice and will never steer you wrong. She is very knowledgeable, professional, understanding, and cares about YOUR needs. She is very straightforward- which is not at all a bad thing! I would 100% recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Don | September 5, 2014
Fantastic Attorney
I filed a pro se motion for a modification of child support. Kristin was amazing. She answered all of my questions. Helped me prepare an answer to cross motion. She taught me enough that I felt comfortable going in to court for this matter. Some attorneys try and get every cent from you. You can get the feeling from some attorneys that they really don't care what happens to you personally. I never felt like that with Kristin. I always felt like she was in my corner and that she was billing me fairly. How many lawyers can you say that about? She is that good.
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Posted by Catherine | August 6, 2013
"Top Gun" type, young and on her A game.
Ms Lis has been my lawyer for over a year representing me in my divorce. I have always felt informed and she is so pleasant, knowledgeable and tech savvy. She leaves the old dinosaur lawyers from the Good Old Boys Club scratching their heads in the dust! Her work is so detailed and specific.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute Worst
Imagine the WORST teacher you ever had and then times that by 1000. Kristen likes to talk a lot and sh will bill you a lot for every word. She is focused on taking any task and complicating every detail in an effort to over bill you. What should be a simple email will turn into an essay and/or will create 10 more emails to charge 3 times more than any other attorney should or would. She will make constant mistakes that you will need to point out to correct as she thanks you AND bills you for it. She is beyond long winded —At the court house she is referred to as White Noise. I would highly discourage anyone from hiring her and hope the person you are divorcing hires her instead.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Worst!!
I was completely dissatisfied with Kristen Lis. I feel that she was over priced and lost some very important documents that I needed..
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dissatisfied
Overcharged and did the same thing over and over and charged for each time and every little thing If it took a second to hand over a piece of paper you were charged 15 mins minimum No way to dispute charges. You have no say. Nickel and dimes you
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Netsquire
  • 2023 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Petrelli Previtera
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Partner
  • Smedley& Lis
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Principal
  • Law Office of Kristin M. Lis, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Adams & Adams
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • LaSalle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • High School Diploma
  • 1995

Associations

  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Atlantic County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - 2024
  • Amicable Divorce Network
  • Founding Member - New Jersey
  • 2023 - 2024
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 20 best divorce lawyers in New Jersey
  • Lawyer.inc
  • 2022
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • People's Choice South Jersey's Most Influential Law Firms
  • Southern NJ Business People
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Southern NJ Business People
  • 2017
  • Best of the Press - Bronze - Law firm
  • Press of Atlantic City
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Atlantic City Family Lawyer Kristin Marie Lis
Kristin Marie Lis
Family Attorney
Atlantic City, NJ
Licensed for 14 years