Smedley & Lis Announce New Atlantic County Location

Smedley & Lis Partners, AllynMarie Smedley and Kristin Lis, are happy to announce the relocation of their Atlantic County office to 210 New Road, Linwood, NJ.

“We’re excited about our new location in Atlantic County. It provides a larger, more organized space for our employees, a pleasant atmosphere for our clients and room for growth,” stated Partners Smedley & Lis.

This is the first of two relocation moves for Smedley & Lis. Renovations are underway on a beautiful 160-year-old brick building located at 750 Cooper St. Woodbury, NJ,  The partners’ goal is to honor the history of this remarkable building while providing our clients and staff with modern amenities.



Smedley & Lis – Awarded Readers’ Choice Award – One of South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms

Smedley & Lis Family Law Firm has been awarded SNJ Business People’s Readers’ Choice Award as one of South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms.

With offices located in Woodbury and Linwood, NJ, Smedley & Lis Family Law serves individuals and families in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties.

“We are so grateful to receive such a wonderful vote of confidence from all of our clients; your business and continued referrals are the backbone of our practice and we appreciate each and every one of you!”



Partner AllynMarie Smedley recipient of honors and recognition

Partner AllynMarie Smedley, Esq. was recognized along with 39 other business leaders from around South Jersey as one of SNJ Business People’s 2016’s 40 Under 40 at a reception at the Mansion in Voorhees on March 31, 2016.

The award recognizes these individuals for achieving success at a young age. Congrats to Ali and all of this year’s recipients.

AllynMarie has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in the state are named to Rising Stars. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

In addition to her selection by Super Lawyers, Ali was chosen by the Ten Leaders Cooperative to appear in their under 45 category for Divorce Law. She is the only attorney in South Jersey selected and one of six in the under 45 category.


An Exciting Change Has Taken Place At Trace Jenkins!

On October 1, 2015, AllynMarie Smedley, Esquire partnered with Kristin M. Lis, Esquire of the Law Office of Kristin M. Lis, LLC and together they have opened the full service family law firm of Smedley & Lis.

AllynMarie is a 2004 graduate of Widener University School of Law and has been with Trace Jenkins since September 2005. She was named a partner in that firm in January 2014.

Kristin, a ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2009 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, has been a solo practitioner since 2011. She has built a solid family law practice in Atlantic County and the surrounding South Jersey area.

Mary Cay Trace, Esquire and Thomas J. Jenkins, Esquire have joined Smedley & Lis as of counsel, and will continue to bring their years of experience and expertise to the practice. Smedley & Lis welcomes their new associate Linda M. Payne, Esquire. Ms. Payne is a 2014 graduate of Rutgers School of Law in Camden and recently concluded her clerkship for the Hon. Harold U. Johnson, Jr., P.J.F.P. in Cumberland County.

Smedley & Lis will continue to serve our clients at 58 Euclid Street in Woodbury and additionally in Atlantic County at 110 East Black Horse Pike in Folsom. We continue to practice in all South Jersey counties.


Thomas J. Jenkins and AllynMarie Smedley Among South Jersey’s 2015 Best Family Law Attorneys

Thomas Jenkins, Esq. and AllynMarie Smedley, Esq. are honored to be among South Jersey Magazine’s 2015 Best Family Law Attorneys. While both attorneys have experience and expertise in all areas of Family Law, Mr. Jenkins was recognized by peers and reader nominations for his work in the area of Collaborative Law and Ms. Smedley for her work in the area of Child Custody.

Trace Jenkins Partner AllynMarie Smedley Named a Rising Star

Trace Jenkins is proud to announce that Ms. Smedley has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine for the fourth year in a row. Selection to Rising Star status is a four step process: Once a year, lawyers in each state are invited to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.  Each lawyer in the candidate pool is evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The third step of the selection process is peer evaluation by practice area, also known as the “blue ribbon review.” The fourth and final step is the selection process. Candidates are grouped into four firm-size categories. Those with the highest point totals from each category are selected.*


Mary Cay Trace, Esq. Speaker at 3rd Annual Family Law for Advanced Practitioners

Mary Cay Trace, partner in the Woodbury Law Firm of Trace Jenkins, was among the Family Law speakers at the 3rd Annual Family Law for Advanced Practitioners in Cherry Hill on February 25, 2015. Ms. Trace addressed family law matters as they relate to co-habitation, domestic partnerships, civil unions and same sex marriages.


Philadelphia Business Journal People on the Move

March 2014
AllynMarie Smedley, Esq.
Partner at Trace Jenkins

Trace Jenkins has named AllynMarie Smedley, Esq. a partner in the firm. Ms. Smedley, a Young Lawyer Trustee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, a member of the Thomas R. Forkin American Inn of Court and a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2012, will continue her practice in Family Law.

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At the request of reporter from the Courier Post, Ms. Romalino, Tom Jenkins discusses the Alimony Reform Bill

Carly Q. Romalino, Courier-Post
September 2, 2014

chl0830alimonyreformbillmainNote: Governor Chris Christie signed bill A845 into law on September 10, 2014

Tom Jenkins, a partner at Trace Jenkins law firm in Woodbury, has practiced marital law for more than 31 years.

As a marital law attorney for three decades, Tom Jenkins thought he figured out the unwritten rules of thumb for awarding alimony. The rough, inconsistent formula wasn’t something to count on. But for New Jersey divorce lawyers and their clients, it is better than a blind guess.

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