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Elura Christine Nanos

Family Attorney at Woodbury, NJ

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Of Counsel, Smedley & Lis, LLC

  • State Years
    New York - NY 23 years
    New Jersey - NJ 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elura

Learn Elura’s areas of practice.

Elura is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, a lawyer, flutist, and a New Yorker.  


As an attorney, Elura practiced law in the overworked-underpaid world of public interest, practicing as a trial lawyer in the child abuse and neglect division of NYC's Administration for Children's Services. Next, she joined the world of pinstripe-clad power lawyers and practiced commercial litigation and family law for a large corporate law firm. In 2002, she founded Lawyer Up, a full-spectrum educational company serving law students and professionals.


Elura has brought law to the masses in several books, including How To Talk To Your Lawyer, and the Legalese to English series of law-school study guides. 


In 2013, Elura starred in the reality series, Staten Island Law, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, has since made numerous television and radio appearances, and regularly provides legal analysis on Fox News, HLN, HuffPost Live, and Sirius Satellite Radio.


Elura now speaks to audiences across the nation in her events Millennial Momentum and Man Class, where she talks to young people and their families about juvenile law, sexual assault, misuse of social media, and the best ways to use the law to protect themselves.


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Smedley & Lis, LLC
750 Coopr Street
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Posted by Amy | February 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ultimate professional
Life tends to throw you challenges and after 36 years of marriage I was divorcing. I was fortunate enough to find Elura Nanos to guide me through the process. Her advice and direction was invaluable. In an emotionally charged situation she was a considerate knowledgeable professional dedicated to protect my interests. I cannot thank her enough. I recommend her to everyone I know.
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Posted by Amy | January 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Educational advocate
Elura helped me with an educational advocacy issue. She was professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough. I would recommend her again.
Posted by Kim Silvio | October 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business closing
When I needed advice on a business mater I turned to someone I was introduced to years ago. That person was Elura Nanos. I gave her a call and left a message. Within the hour Elura got back to me. While we were on the phone it came back to me why I remembered Elura in the first place. She answered all my questions and asked me things I hadn't thought of that were critical to my business transactions. But more importantly Elura put me at ease, she was the warm and engaging person I met years before. I hired Elura to represent me and in short time I was a business owner. I occasionaly call Elura for a consult when the need arises, and the results are always the same.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
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My experience with Elura was extremely positive and beneficial. I felt comfortable and confident with her counsel and representation; in fact, her confidence gave me a sense of security and put many of my worries at ease. I turn to Elura for all my general law matters, especially those concerning child advocacy, where no other can compare to her diligence and unwavering dedication to the health, happiness and well-being of children.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
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Contract Nightmares!
I was engaged in a heated contract debate with other business partners. Things seemed to be falling apart and a bit all over the place. Elura's broad based knowledge of the business world, coupled with her years of industry experience, immediately helped get me and the transaction on the right track. She was extremely attentive throughout the case, worked diligently to fight for what was right/fair, and see that I get a fair dealing. She is very client centric/focused and is always readily available when needed. I plan to lean on Elura for all future dealings both in business and personal matters.
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Posted by Mindie | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She helped me handle business law issues.
Very strong attorney- aggressive and gets the job done!
Posted by Sarah | May 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!!!
Elura was my divorce lawyer. She was always accessible and professional. She is an incredibly bright and honest person who translates all the law language easily so I could understand everything. Elura made a very difficult situation go as smoothly as possible.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Editor
  • 2016 - Present
  • CEO
  • Lawyer Up
  • 2002 - Present
  • Talent
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • 2012 - 2014
  • contributor
  • Fox News
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Consultant
  • New York Law School
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Professor
  • Camden County College
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Litigation Associate
  • Blank Rome
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Staff Prosecuting Attorney
  • Nyc Law Department
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Maxwell v. Maxwell
  • Divorce


  • Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Count Me In For Women's Economic Independence
  • Featured Speaker and National Finalist
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southern New Jersey Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
  • President, Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Finalist
  • Make Mine A Million Dollar Business Competition
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Man Class
  • Sexual Assault, Misuse of Social Media, Underage Drinking/Drubs
  • 2016
  • Millennial Momentum
  • Juvenile Rights/ Misuse of Social Media
  • 2015
  • Mom Always Liked You Best: An Event for Baby Boomers Caring for Aging Parents
  • Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Make Mine A Million Dollar Business Competition
  • Women in Business
  • 2014
  • LSAC Conference
  • The Road to Law School
  • 2014
  • LSAT Conference
  • LSAT Tips
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elura is extremely smart, aggressive at protecting her clients and obtains excellent results. She is qualified and knowledgeable in several areas of the law."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elura is a savvy and reasonable attorney with an eye on amicable resolution through settlement rather than financially devastating litigation. She assists litigants is identifying quick and affordable solutions to their problems, giving frank and clear advice. I strongly endorse Elura."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Nanos is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients. She is a credit to the legal profession."

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Woodbury Family Lawyer Elura Christine Nanos
Elura Christine Nanos
Family Attorney
Woodbury, NJ
Licensed for 23 years
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