Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich chairs the firm’s family law department. She and her husband/law partner Walt Lesnevich (personal injury and medical malpractice law) founded Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, Trigg, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC. Madeline has focused her practice on complex matrimonial law representing high net worth individuals, business owners, professional athletes, CEO’s and the spouses of those individuals. She is also known for her expertise in high-conflict and relocation custody matters.
Madeline is currently the President of the national organization, the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, whose stated mission is to ‘promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.’ She was sworn in as President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) in November 2017 at its annual meeting in Chicago. Additionally, Madeline is a former President of the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML, as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. She was elected a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers whose membership is limited to only 100 family law trial lawyers throughout the country. Madeline is the first, and only, female Diplomate in New Jersey.
Madeline is the 2015 Recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section’s Saul R. Tischler Award, for her lifetime contribution to family law. Madeline is also the 2016 recipient of the AAML New Jersey Chapter Fellow of the Year Award. She enjoys a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, indicating that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Recognized as a Super Lawyer since the inception of the designation, Madeline has also been named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey. She recently also became a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Madeline is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a specialist in Matrimonial Law. She is also a former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. She lectures extensively on all areas of family law both nationally and outside the U.S., and has published numerous treatises on the subject.
Madeline, a graduate of Rutgers Law School-Newark, received her Master of Arts degree from the City University of New York, and her undergraduate degree from Columbia University with Honors. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. She is a mother of five and a grandmother of (currently) eight, and is originally from New York City.
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