Education: St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC; B.A. Psychology 1988 University of Akron, School of Law; J.D. 1991
When she is not practicing law, Lesley: shares meals with her family, reads science fiction to relax [an easy way to release stress], is an avid skier [blue and green trails only, she skis for fun not adventure], takes hot yoga classes [if she leaves work early enough], takes her dog to "the dog park"[he is a runner],socializes with friends, goes to the spa [the body mind connection needs rejuvenation] and participates with members of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta in public service projects and works on philanthropic endeavors with other members of her chapter of The Links, Inc.
Admitted: New Jersey '92, Pennsylvania '92, the District of Columbia '94 and New York '03.
•Divorce •Alimony •Annulment • Military Divorce
•Equitable Distribution •Separations
•Child Custody & Visitation & Support •Paternity
•Parental Alienation •Child Abuse & Neglect
•Domestic Violence or Domestic Abuse: Plaintiff or Defendant
•DCP&P Matters •Termination of Parental Rights
•Separation Agreements •Spousal Support
•Adoptions: Contested and Uncontested
•Civil Unions •Domestic Partnerships
•Grandparent Visitation Rights
•Landlord & Tenant Law
•Real Estate Purchase and Sale
•Residential Real Estate
•Buyer and Seller
Ms. Adams has practiced in the following counties: NEW JERSEY: Essex, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Hudson, Somerset, Hunterdon, Atlantic, Passaic, Ocean, Monmouth, Gloucester, Camden, Cape May, Sussex, Burlington, Morris and Mercer. NEW YORK: Suffolk, Kings and the Bronx.
Ms. Adams' Professional Memberships and Achievements:
ABWL Representative to the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee From 2002 to 2015 NJSBA Family Law Section Executive Committee Member From 2003 to 2008 GSBA Rep. to the Supreme Court Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group From 2008 to 2013 Early Settlement Panelist in Essex County Since 2006 Debate Participant ICLE, 2006 Family Law Symposium Co-Moderator ICLE, 2008 "Family-Based Immigration Seminar Co-Presenter 2009 the Ann E. Thompson Inn of Court "DV Primer"
Co-Presenter BCBA and WLIB 2011 DV Primer-From Family Court to Criminal Court
What does it mean to be Of Counsel?
In one fell swoop, the office grew from one attorney to two and from 29 years of experience to 59. When we grow, it is expentional and clients benefit !