also known as Terry
Personal Attention for Personal Matters. Call us to discuss or schedule an appointment today!We aggressively pursue your goals and protect your interests in court.Child custody decisions require you to have the right information and advice. Call us now to discussOur experienced New Jersey attorneys handle all matters stemming from domestic violence or abuse.A holistic approach focusing on helping you transition from your pre-divorce life to post-divorce.
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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|#1 National Best Seller in Category||Amazon.com||2015|
|Notable Networking Award||BNI Patriots Chapter||2010|
|Partners in Hope||Partners for Women and Justice||2007|
|Managing Partner||Lyons & Associates, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Heer & Lyons LLP||2004 - 2009|
|Associate||Drinker Biddle & Reath||2002 - 2004|
|Law Clerk to Honorable Peter G. Verniero, Associate Justice||New Jersey Supreme Court||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Somerset County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Major v. Maguire||Argued before NJ Supreme Court and Decision Pending|
|Shah v. Shah, 184 N.J. 125 (2005).||Inter-State Victim Protected|
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|PanAm Books||Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons From a Lawyer||2015|
|Yahoo Finance||In Wake of Ashley Madison Hack, Veteran Matrimonial Lawyer Tells How to Respond to Cheating||2015|
|Seton Hall Legislative Journal||When Reasonable Efforts Hurt Victims of Abuse: Five Years of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997||2002|
|Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion||Scientology 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|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, High Honors||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work||Social Work||Master's of Social Work||2001|
|Montclair State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|